PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article Braskem’s Green PE Used to 3D Print Parts in Space
Braskem worked with Made In Space to produce green PE specifically for 3D printing in zero gravity. More (+)
PT Article Evonik Shares Results of its Post-it Note Campaign at K 2016
Environmental protection and sustainability led visitors’ comments. More (+)


Polyolefin Prices Drop; Ditto for PET

PE, PP, PET prices head down, PS and PVC flat for now.

Solvay Aims to Fast-Track its Position in Additive Manufacturing

The combination of Sinterline technology and MMI Technyl Design is shaping the future of 3D printed functional automotive parts.

Ryton PPS Used in Polimotor 2 Engine's Water Pump

Solvay's PPS compound helps cool the all-plastic engine.

Total & Corbion in Joint Bioplastics Venture

The 50/50 JV will build a world-class PLA polymerization plant.

BASF to Expand North American Capacity of UV Stabilizers

Capital investment to boost production of Tinuvin product lines in step with polyolefin capacity expansions.

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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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