PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: Solvay To Buy Chevron Phillips PPS Business
Expanding its specialty polymers portfolio, Solvay will acquire the Ryton PPS business from CP Chem. More (+)
MATERIALS: RTP Expands Its Mexican Thermoplastics Compounding Facility
New pultrusion line and LFT compounds now at RTP's Mexican compounding facility. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Borealis Fully Acquires Ethylene Copolymer Joint Venture

Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V., the joint venture between Borealis and Dupont now fully owned by Borealis.

MATERIALS: Stiff Polyolefin Foam Boards For Automotive And Packaging

Offering great weight reduction potential are new stiff PP closed-cell foam boards from Sekisui.

MATERIALS: Purging Compound For Use In A Broad Range Of Applications

Shuman Plastics' newest Dyna-Purge purging compound can be used in injection, extrusion, compounding, and blow molding applications.

MATERIALS: TPU/Crosslinked Silicone Rubber for Overmolding TPEs

Hybrid of TPU and crossliked silicone rubber is safe for skin contact in wearable electronic applications.

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools.

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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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