PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

Novel Tooling, New Materials Highlight Thermoplastic Composite Advances
Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts. More (+)
MATERIALS: DSM To Build First North American Plant For High-Viscosity Nylon 6
High-viscocity nylon 6 grades for flexible packaging to be produced here by DSM. More (+)


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Engineering Thermoplastics

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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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