PT ZONE: Materials

Commodity Resin Prices Still Dropping
Led by lower global feedstock and resin prices, commodity resin prices continue to decline. More (+)
MATERIALS: Analysis Gone Wrong
A lot of resources are devoted each year to trying to figure out why products fail. Sometimes it’s because no one involved in a project realizes the data provided was wrong. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

"Vinyl Saves Lives" Booth And Demo At NPE2015

SPI and affiliate Flexible Vinyl Alliance to demonstrate how PVC saves lives.

BPA Gets European Authority's 'Green Light' Following FDA Ruling

Last December, FDA confirmed that BPA is safe as currently used and the EFSA has now ruled similarly.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: EOS Launches Black Nylon 11

EOS has added a black mass-colored nylon 11 to its portfolio for use with its laser sintering machines.

MATERIALS: Long Fiber Nylon Composites Offer Enhanced Surface Appearance

PlastiComp's new LFT nylon 6 and 66 composites boast enhanced aesthetics and easier molding.

MATERIALS: Patented Bimodal HDPE For Potable Water Piping

Dow's new HDPE boasts the best of traditional PE for hot and cold water pipe but with better hydrostatic strength, 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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