PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article New Source of Polyketone in U.S.
Promising engineering resin is back after 14 years. More (+)
MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives. More (+)


Commodity Resin Prices Drop More

Global feedstock and resin prices appear to be bottoming out, though PP tags might inch up.

MATERIALS: Analysis Gone Wrong: Part 2

But even misinterpreted tests can yield an approximation of the real composition of the material.

3D Printing Filament Engineered From Recycled Plastic

New technology startup ready to bring to market first 3D printing filament made from recycled ABS.

MATERIALS: TPEs For Sensory-Neutral Applications

At NPE2015, Polymax is featuring its new line of sensory-neutral TPEs for a broad range of applications.

Engineered PP Compounds, TPO, Key In Grand Award Winner Of SPE Auto Innovation Awards

Advanced Composites PP compounds and Mitsubishi Chemical's TPO starred in the 2014 Grand Award winner of SPE's Automotive Innovation Awards. '

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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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