PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

RTP Completes Acquisition Of Alloy Polymers
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APPLICATION: PEEK Spinal Implants Get FDA Clearance

Spinal implants made of Solvay's PEEK get green light from FDA, replacing metals like titanium.

Global PEI Shortage To Last Until Second Half Of 2015

With SABIC's Ultem PEI supply tightness expected to continue, RTP is hosting a webinar to discuss alternative compounds it is offering.

Americhem's Infinity Engineered Compounds Acquires LTL Color Compounders

Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds is the name of the newest Americhem group of companies.

Fine-Particle-Sized Cellulosics Key To Patented Bio-Plastic Compounds

Through a Japanese/U.S. joint venture, a new range of customized bio-plastic compounds are now available in North America.

ADDITIVES: Novel Crosslinker For Broad Range Of Plastics

Nexam Chemical launches multifunctional additive for virgin and recycled commodity and engineering resins and composites.

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OVERVIEW:
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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