PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article PP Prices Drop About Twice More From Last Month
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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

Suburban Plastics to Expand Mississippi Molding Operation

The thermoset and thermoplastic processor is adding injection and compression molding capacity.

RTP Completes Acquisition Of Alloy Polymers

RTP strengthens position in high-volume contract manufacturing sector with new wholly-owned subsidiary.

LFT Compound Replaces Aluminum In Award-Winning Table

A PP-based LFT compound from PolyOne is featured in Resol's Vela table.

APPLICATION: PEEK Spinal Implants Get FDA Clearance

Spinal implants made of Solvay's PEEK get green light from FDA, replacing metals like titanium.

APPLICATION: Polyester TPE Used In Novel Wave Protection System

Energy-damping bellow made from DuPont's Hytrel TPC acts like a shock absorber in a unique wave protection system.

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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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