PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article Three TPO Applications Awarded at SPE Auto TPO Event
An environmental category joined the traditional exterior and interior award categories of the 2015 SPE TPO conference. More (+)
PT Article DuPont Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Nylon
If guitars, piano and voice shape music; and email, texts and blogs shape how we communicate; then nylon shapes ideas, says DuPont. More (+)


Will SABIC Invest in Production of Polyolefins in North America?

With its impending move to Houston next year as part of its global restructuring, it will be interesting to follow SABIC's next move.

Newly Named Wellman Advanced Materials Expands into Auto TPOs

Under its new parenthood, Wellman get new name and makes entry into automotive TPO market.

Photochromic Ink for Flex Packaging Helps Brand Engage with Consumers

Printpack's process allows for photochromic ink to be hidden and remain invisible until exposed to sunlight.

iD Additives Enters Liquid Color & Additives Business

As a testament to "liquid color is alive and thriving", yet another new player enters the business.

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.

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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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