PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

PT Article Price Hikes On Nylon 66 and 6 Underway?
While price increases for nylon 66 are attributed to supply contraints, those for nylon 6 are linked to upward raw material costs. More (+)
PT Article Lehigh Technologies Gets 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award
Ten-year old Lehigh gets award for its engineered micronized rubber powders derived from old tires. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Engineering Thermoplastics

New Design Standards Present Challenge, Opportunities for Connector Molders

An industry-wide push to prevent medical tubing misconnections, as well as bans on BPA-containing materials for food-contact applications, is creating polycarbonate (PC) replacement opportunities in medical connectors.

MATERIALS: Continuous-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Sheets

Flame-retardant PC composite sheets for consumer electronics.

Resin Prices May Have Bottomed Out

With continued declines in feedstock and energy costs through much of the first quarter, commodity and engineering resin prices fell too.

New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics

Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.

Transparent Nylons That Can Also Be Used As Additives

Dual-function transparent nylons from Invista make debut at NPE2015.

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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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