PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article Ensuring a Package Is Recyclable AND Useful
Generally speaking, there’s a lot of doom and gloom talk in the recycling space at the moment, mostly thanks to low oil prices, but despite that consumers remain passionate about the topic. More (+)
PT Article Recycling of Plastic Auto Parts Gains Attention Even As It Remains In its Relative Infancy
SPI launches automotive recycling report; separation process key to German start-up’s patented recycling technology. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

Techmer PM Consolidates and Expands in Midwest

Batavia, Ill. operations to become Techmer PM's "Midwest Center of Excellence".

ExxonMobil Developing Products, People

Meet Sarah Newby, an up-and-coming materials engineer who last summer completed an internship at the chemical and polymer giant.

Petoskey Plastics Launches Recycling Scorecard for Blown Film

The data are based on the level of recycled content supplied within film and bags purchased from Petoskey.

MATERIALS: Novel PE Resins for Super Tough Film Applications

ExxonMobl's new Exceed XP boasts unprecedented performance and processability.

First Hybrid-Molded Rear Bumper Beam on Honda FCV

Lanxess' thermoplastic composites and nylon 6 allow for one-shot molding of lightweight bumper beam.

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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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