PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: Second Generation High-Performance Polyester For LED TV Applications
Solvay has unveiled an enhanced version of its Lavanta high-performance polyester for television LEDs. More (+)
Italian Furniture Maker Releases YouTube Film On Its Use of PC
"15 Years of Transparency", a new film by Kartell features some of the most iconic furniture pieces in the design industry made with Lexan PC. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

Get Ready for the Extrusion '15 Conference

Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte.

Three Entities Awarded For Plastics Recycling Innovations

The American Chemistry Council has announced three winners for this year's Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards.

One Step In 'Right' Direction: Nova Chem. Drops PE Contract Prices

One major PE player is offering the first reduction on PE contract prices in two years. Will others see fit to do the same?

ADDITIVES: 'Temperature' Color Concentrates Launched By Newcomer

Chromatic Technologies Inc. enters thermoplastics business with its thermochromic color concentrates.

MATERIALS: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PBT for Automotive Electronics and More

BASF has added the first carbon fiber-reinforced PBT to its Ultradur line with low electrostatic charge and good conductivity.

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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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