PT ZONE: Materials

DuPont's Spin-Off Chemours Launched
As planned a year ago, DuPont has spun off its Performance Chemicals segment into the newly launched Chemours. More (+)
MATERIALS: TPE Compounds for Consumer Products Offer Vivid Color, Tactile Appeal
Teknor's new family of TPE compounds for consumer products span a broad range of physical properties. More (+)

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MATERIALS: TPEs Gives Molded Products Rubber-Like Properties, Good Finish

Elastocon TPE's new TPE has rubber-like properties and good surface finish and meets flammability specs.

ADDITIVES: High-Performance Processing Aid for Rigid PVC Profiles

Total Cray Valley has developed new processing technology for rigid PVC exterior building applications.

ADDITIVES: Advanced Scratch & Mar Protection for Interior Auto PP Components

Americhem has a line of advanced scratch and mar resistance additives for PP interior automotive components.

First Totally Biodegradable Fishing Lure Soon to Debut

MHG's PHA has been used to manufacture the first completely biodegradable fishing lure.

Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost

There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications.

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Materials

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A generic term for plastics, thermoplastics or polymers, materials are the stuff of which molded and extruded parts are made. Broad subcategories include commodity materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC; and engineering materials such as nylon, acetal and ABS for applications requiring higher performance in the areas of heat resistance, chemical resistance, impact, fire retardancy or mechanical strength. This Zone includes links to many material subsets, including those mentioned above as well as thermoplastics elastomers, biopolymers and nanocomposites.


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