PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: DSM To Build First North American Plant For High-Viscosity Nylon 6
High-viscocity nylon 6 grades for flexible packaging to be produced here by DSM. More (+)
APPLICATION: Extrudable PC Used In Shell Of New Luggage
Bayer's extrudable PC produces lightweight, hard-shell suitcases. More (+)


APPLICATION: Stand Up Paddle Boards Feature High-Performance Acrylic

Altuglas' high-performance acrylic coextruded onto ABS produces new high-gloss colored boards.

APPLICATION: PC Glazing Reduces Auto's Window Weight

Advanced PC glazing used to reduce weight of rear window of Ford's multimaterial concept car.

Prices Firmer for PE, PP, Looser for PS, PVC

PE and PP are expected to hold firm or head upwards, but it’s a mixed bag for PS and PVC prices.

MATERIALS: PC/PET "Stars" In First Electrical Application

Styron's PC/PET makes up housing of new power distribution unit.

ADDITIVES: Antiblock For Films Combines Attributes Of Traditional Additives

New antiblock additive for polyolefin films delivers best attributes of talc, nepheline syenite and diotomaceous earth.

View More Content in This Zone  |  RSSRSS  |  AtomAtom



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.

more (+)

Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2014 All rights reserved.