PT ZONE: Materials

New Materials Shine Bright In Growing LED Market
Rapid expansion of LED technology has spurred development of new formulations for a wide range of lighting components. Here are examples of activity in this fast-moving field. More (+)
Biobased Additive Boosts PVC Extruder’s Flooring Line
Sterling Brands’ use of amorphous PHA additive enhances performance of new PVC flooring products. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Thermoplastic Urethanes: Why Annealing Makes a Big Difference

Under the right conditions, annealing can drive TPU performance to a greater level than can be achieved at room temperature.

‘New Normal’ Marks 30th Chinaplas Show

Show breaks attendance records as Chinese economy slows.

3D Printed PEEK-Based Composite Pipe for Subsea Oil & Gas Use

Magma Global's flexible m-pipe technology used for the largest and longest Victrex-based PEEK structure achieved to date.

Global Oversupply of PE, PP Better for Processors, Tougher on Producers

As we approach the mid-year mark, IHS addresses how the competitive landscape is changing for global polyolefins.

MATERIALS: Antistatic PC/ASA Blends for Interior Automotive

Polykemi is selling its permanent antistatic PC/ASA blends in North America.

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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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