PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

PT Article Two Dow Flexible Packaging Technologies Among 2015 R&D 100 Awards
Both the PE Stand-Up Pouch and PacXpert bottles are making commercial advances globally. More (+)
PT Article ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Polycarbonate for 3D Printing
Lower-temperature processing makes PC more adaptable to additive manufacturing. More (+)

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Takeaway from IHS Presentations on PET, and nylons 6 & 66

Expect lower prices for PET and more competitive prices for base nylon 6 and 66 resins.

Get Ready For Carbon Fiber 2015

There will be plenty of discussion of carbon fiber reinforced plastics during Carbon Fiber 2015, a conference hosted by our sister publication, CompositesWorld.

Aussie Additives Newcomer has Alternative to Hardcoating for Mar/Scruff Resistance of Polar Plastics

Starting with acrylic automotive parts, TenasiTech is focussing its novel plastic additives activity to North America, Europe, Asia.

3D Printing Took Center Stage At U2 Tour

A custom LED-illuminated microphone for Bono, created by the Dimension 3D Printer.   3D printing lends itself to some pretty cool and interesting stories and Plastic Technology’s Lilli Sherman recently sent one my way that involves the band U2.

Highlights Of CAMX 2015

Thermoplastics as well as 3D printing were hot topics during CAMX 2015.  

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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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