Materials

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.

Related Topics: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials | Engineering Thermoplastics | Nanocomposites | Polyolefins | Purging | Recycled Materials | Thermoplastic Elastomers | Wood & Natural Fiber Compounds |

Ingeo PLA multi-layer beverage capsule
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Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications

Among them: a compostable PLA sheet for beverage capsules.

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Medical-Tubing Innovator Bets on Silicone Solutions

Trelleborg gains footprint in silicone-based implantable medical extrusions.
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