PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: TPEs are Super Tough, Super Clear
They are oil-free and FDA compliant. More (+)


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MATERIALS: FR Nylon for Thin Walls With Good Heat Aging

Nylon 66/6 copolymer meets UL 94 V-0 at 0.4 mm.

MATERIALS: Polyketone Compounds Are Back

Discontinued engineering polymer reappears after 14 years.

Prices of PE, PP Heading Up; PS, PVC Moving Down

Polyolefin prices were up as the fourth quarter rolled in, while PS and PVC prices were moving in the opposite direction.

Expanded NPE3D Pavilion Announced By SPI

Eighteen companies are already planning to exhibit in the newly-expanded NPE3D pavillion at NPE2015.

Clearly a Contender

LSR Vies for New Applications in Automotive, Lighting, Healthcare, and More.

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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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