PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

PT Article Victrex Acquires Kleiss Gears to Bolster PEEK Gears Business
Victrex, West Conshohocken, Penn., has enhanced its ability to provide complete ‘integrated’ service through its acquisition of PEEK polymer gears specialist Kleiss Gears, Grantsburg, Wisc. More (+)
PT Article Ingeo Biopolymer Tops 'Smallest Carbon Footprint' List Among Commonly Used Plastics
  NatureWorks' online calculator offers brand owners and researchers a tool for comparing GHG emissions and the non-renewable energy use of products made from different plastics. More (+)


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A sophisticated 32-cavity mold and all-electric press are being used to define the process window and critical mold and part design criteria.

PETG Foam-Core Sheet Cushions Thermoformed Medical Packaging

New option is lighter, cleaner, tougher than HIPS at a comparable price.

Expect Graphene to Make its Mark in Multiple Markets

  There has been a lot of buzz about graphene in recent times and for good reason.  A material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, graphene is thought to have enormous commercial potential, but has been impractical to use on a large scale, with researchers limited to using small flakes of the material.

Will Rise of Benzene Prices Impact Those of Nylons, ABS & PC as They Have PS?

Rising benzene prices have already impacted prices of PS and nylon 6 appears to be next.

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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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