PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

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 (+)

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Styron Is Now "Trinseo"

New name for Styron, "Trinseo", reflects diverse product range.

PC Sheet Enhances Aesthetics And Protection For Living Roof

Bayer MaterialScience's PC sheet has been used in an upgraded clamshell roof at the California Academy of Science's building.

BPA Gets European Authority's 'Green Light' Following FDA Ruling

Last December, FDA confirmed that BPA is safe as currently used and the EFSA has now ruled similarly.


EOS has added a black mass-colored nylon 11 to its portfolio for use with its laser sintering machines.

MATERIALS: Long Fiber Nylon Composites Offer Enhanced Surface Appearance

PlastiComp's new LFT nylon 6 and 66 composites boast enhanced aesthetics and easier molding.

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Engineering Thermoplastics


A category of polymers that are used typically in demanding applications. They are so named because they have properties that offer higher performance (such as heat resistance) than commodity materials, and are suitable for applications that require engineering to design parts that perform in their intended use. Examples of engineering polymers include nylon, ABS, PC, PEEK, PBT, and POM.

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