PT ZONE: Materials

PE, PS, PVC Prices Up, PP Down
The pricing trajectory has been upwards for three of the four commodity resins, though it may be slowing for two. More (+)
PT Article Planting The Seeds For A Future In Plastics
  Winners of the Techmer PM sponsored Student Design Awards.    There have been several stories lately from a number of companies describing the ways in which its employees are engaging with the younger generation. More (+)

MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

In-Situ Nucleated PP Rivals Conventional Nucleation

A technology that produces a nucleating effect during the polymerization of PP boasts numerous advantages over adding a nucleating agent during pelletization.

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.

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.

Slideshow 2015 Milan Plast

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.

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OVERVIEW:
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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