PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites
Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools. More (+)
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 (+)


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High-viscocity nylon 6 grades for flexible packaging to be produced here by DSM.

APPLICATION: Extrudable PC Used In Shell Of New Luggage

Bayer's extrudable PC produces lightweight, hard-shell suitcases.

APPLICATION: PC Glazing Reduces Auto's Window Weight

Advanced PC glazing used to reduce weight of rear window of Ford's multimaterial concept car.

MATERIALS: PC/PET "Stars" In First Electrical Application

Styron's PC/PET makes up housing of new power distribution unit.

MATERIALS: Detectable Compounds For Food, Drug And Cosmetic Industries

Techmer PM's compounding division expands its portfolio of detectable resins.

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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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