PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: PC/PET "Stars" In First Electrical Application
Styron's PC/PET makes up housing of new power distribution unit. More (+)
ADDITIVES: Antiblock For Films Combines Attributes Of Traditional Additives
New antiblock additive for polyolefin films delivers best attributes of talc, nepheline syenite and diotomaceous earth. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Enhanced COC For Medical Packaging

New COC has better mechanical and sealing properties.

MATERIALS: Detectable Compounds For Food, Drug And Cosmetic Industries

Techmer PM's compounding division expands its portfolio of detectable resins.

MATERIALS: New LSR For Automotive Cooling System

Wacker adds another liquid silicone to its new portfolio of LSRs for injection-molded radiator gaskets.

Are Cartons Or Pouches Serious Contenders For PET Water Bottles?

A boxed water company has been increasing its distribution and stand-up pouches are a fast-growing trend in food packaging, while PET bottles have become flimsier.

MATERIALS: Injection-Moldable Thermoplastic Composites Boast To Be Strongest Yet

Piper Plastics' new thermoplastic composites are said to bridge the gap between standard reinforced thermoplastic compounds and pre-preg lay-up composites.

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Materials

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A generic term for plastics, thermoplastics or polymers, materials are the stuff of which molded and extruded parts are made. Broad subcategories include commodity materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC; and engineering materials such as nylon, acetal and ABS for applications requiring higher performance in the areas of heat resistance, chemical resistance, impact, fire retardancy or mechanical strength. This Zone includes links to many material subsets, including those mentioned above as well as thermoplastics elastomers, biopolymers and nanocomposites.


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