PT ZONE: Materials

Novel Tooling, New Materials Highlight Thermoplastic Composite Advances
Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts. More (+)
APPLICATION: Stand-Up Paddle Boards Feature High-Performance Acrylic
Altuglas' high-performance acrylic coextruded on ABS produces new high-gloss colored boards. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Performance in Polyethylene: Density Matters: Part II

Remembering the case of the failed gas tanks.

MATERIALS: BASF, Alpek To Switch Businesses Of Joint Venture

BASF will expand polyurethanes business while Alpek will expand EPS business.

MATERIALS: CB&I To Market Versalis' EVA, LDPE Technologies In North America

EVA and LDPE technologies from Italy's Versalis to be offered here.

MATERIALS: DSM To Build First North American Plant For High-Viscosity Nylon 6

High-viscocity nylon 6 grades for flexible packaging to be produced here by DSM.

APPLICATION: Extrudable PC Used In Shell Of New Luggage

Bayer's extrudable PC produces lightweight, hard-shell suitcases.

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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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