PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article IBM Researchers Discover a New Way to Recycle PC
IBM says it has discovered a new process to turn old smartphones into medical-grade plastic. More (+)
PT Article New Resin Made From Disposable Paper Coffee Cups
Consultancy and recycling manufacturer may have the answer to turning disposable coffee cups into durable resin. More (+)


Strong Growth Projected for Wood-Plastic Composites Market

North America held the largest share of the multi-billion dollar market in 2015.

Long-Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyolefin Sheet for Automotive and More

Germany's Renolit is now in North America and thriving in automotive, building & construction, and furniture.

First U.S. Lightweight ETFE Film Roof In New Viking Stadium

3M Dyneon's fluoroplastic ETFE high-performance film to start in the first U.S. stadium roof of its kind.

MATERIALS: Lubricated TPV Challenges Rubbber in Seals & Gaskets

Teknor Apex's new Sarlink TPV boasts superior processability and greater long-term sealing force.

Innovation On the Agenda at TCC Auto 2016

Lots of new developments discussed including Covestro’s strategy to launch continuous reinforced PC sheet.

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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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