PT ZONE: Materials

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Long-Fiber Thermoplastics Grab Attention At Automotive Composites Conference

LFT looks promising in automotive, with lightweighting, balanced stiffness and toughness, and processing advances as key attractions.

MATERIALS: The Mystery of Physical Aging: Part 1

In polymers, aging is commonly considered essentially synonymous with oxidation. But there are important differences between this type of chemical aging and less commonly recognized physical aging. Let’s unlock the mystery.

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MATERIALS: 'Self-Texturing' PVC Compounds For Exterior Automotive

Teknor's new PVC compounds for exterior automotive moldings and trims yield attractive surfaces.

MATERIALS: Next-Generation High-Temperature Nylons 46, 6/66

New Diablo high temperature resistant nylons from DSM unveiled.

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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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