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MATERIALS: Injection-Moldable Thermoplastic Composites Boast To Be Strongest Yet
Piper Plastics' new thermoplastic composites are said to bridge the gap between standard reinforced thermoplastic compounds and pre-preg lay-up composites. More (+)
MATERIALS: Long-Glass and Heat-Conductive PPS
Automotive compounds for structural uses and electric-motor heat sinks. More (+)

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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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