PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: Soft-Touch TPEs With Lustrous Metallic Effects
PolyOne's new GLS TPEs combine a silky feel with gleaming metallic color. More (+)
PT Article Engineering Plastics Growth Led by Nylon and ABS
New Aranca market study projects significant growth for engineering plastics, generated by metal replacement, 3D printing and photovoltaics. More (+)


PolyOne Acquires Certain TPE Technologies from Kraton

A broader offering of SBC-based TPEs will now be available from PolyOne.

MATERIALS: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PP Compounds for Automotive

Borealis augments its Fibremod technology portfolio.

ADDITIVES: Full Range of Liquid Additives Singly Supplied in Sealed Containers

Riverdale Global's new GlobalPlus Sealed Additives span a broad range of modifiers and process aids.

Innovative Materials Open Up New Markets for Injection Molding

Light-emitting diodes, bipolar car battery plates, medical components—new opportunities in these applications and more are coming to injection molding thanks to advances in materials.

Solvay's PEEK Chosen for Oil Scavenger Line in Polimotor 2

The Polimotor 2 all-plastic engine project for competitive auto racing is moving right along with Solvay's materials playing a key role.

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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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