PT ZONE: Materials

Braskem Breaks Ground On New UHMWPE Plant
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on schedule for the construction of Braskem first North American UHMWPE plant. More (+)
PT Article Will Your Future Shipments of PE Come From North Dakota?
Do North Dakota’s plans to build a $3 billion cracking facility with annual capacity for 1.5 million metric tons of polyethylene (3.3 billion pounds) reflect a tipping point in the shale oil/gas revolution? More (+)


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APPLICATION: Tiger Stripe-Free PP, TPOs Featured On New Citroen C4

The Citrown C4 Cactus features Borealis' new tiger stripe-free PP in both exterior rocker panels and interior trims, central console and dashboard.

MATERIALS: Recycle-Content Nylon Compounds For Automotive, More

TeknorApex is offering new injection molding nylon 6 and 66 compounds that combine economy and performance.

MATERIALS: Medical-Grade TPUs With Flame Retardancy

Lubrizol's newest medical-grade TPUs are said to be the first of their kind offered with flame retardancy for medical electronics use.

RPET Supply & Prices Stable

Fourth-quarter RPET should not see any big moves.

MATERIALS: PP Purging Compound For Large Auto Parts

Sun Plastech's newest PP-based Compound for large automotive parts now available in North America.

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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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