PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Engineering Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE

Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits.

MATERIALS: Solvay To Buy Chevron Phillips PPS Business

Expanding its specialty polymers portfolio, Solvay will acquire the Ryton PPS business from CP Chem.

MATERIALS: RTP Expands Its Mexican Thermoplastics Compounding Facility

New pultrusion line and LFT compounds now at RTP's Mexican compounding facility.

MATERIALS: Purging Compound For Use In A Broad Range Of Applications

Shuman Plastics' newest Dyna-Purge purging compound can be used in injection, extrusion, compounding, and blow molding applications.

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.

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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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