PT ZONE: Engineering Thermoplastics

Carbon Fiber PEEK Replaces Metal in Aircraft Door Fitting
Victrex's 40% carbon fiber-reinforced PEEK results in a 40% savings in both weight and production costs over the incumbent aluminum part. More (+)
MATERIALS: Structural PP Compounds Ouperform Common Chopped Glass Compounds
RTP's new series of glass-reinforced PP compounds bridge the gap between standard glass-reinforced PP and very long glass fiber PP compounds. More (+)

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MATERIALS: Thermoplastic Composites for Pumps

EGC has launched a family of thermoplastic composites that boast greater wear performance than rubber or bronze for pump bushings, bearings, wear rings.

MATERIALS: Non-Halogen Flame-Retardant PC Compounds

PolySource's new series of PC compounds boast the physical properties of non-FR polycarbonates but meet required flame retardancy for electronics and more.

MATERIALS: Permanent ESD Sheet for Electronics

Polymeric conductive additive stays put.

Major Resin Prices Soften

Major Resin Prices Soften

Newly Named Wellman Advanced Materials Expands into Auto TPOs

Parent company Shanghai PRET Composites has moved swiftly in reshaping its new North American acquisition.

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Engineering Thermoplastics


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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