PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

Domo Chemicals Building New Nylon Compounding Operation in China
Construction is underway of a new compounding plant in Jiaxing, which will have 20,000 m.t./yr capacity by 2019. More (+)
Solvay Steps Up Fluoropolymer Investments in China
As Asia becomes its largest market globally, Solvay is ramping up its investments in the region, including fluoropolymer production. More (+)


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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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