PT ZONE: Materials

Bayer To Quit Plastics
MaterialScience business will be floated on the stock market by 2016 at the latest. More (+)
Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE
Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits. More (+)


MATERIALS: Solvay To Buy Chevron Phillips PPS Business

Expanding its specialty polymers portfolio, Solvay will acquire the Ryton PPS business from CP Chem.

MATERIALS: RTP Expands Its Mexican Thermoplastics Compounding Facility

New pultrusion line and LFT compounds now at RTP's Mexican compounding facility.

MATERIALS: Borealis Fully Acquires Ethylene Copolymer Joint Venture

Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V., the joint venture between Borealis and Dupont now fully owned by Borealis.

MATERIALS: Stiff Polyolefin Foam Boards For Automotive And Packaging

Offering great weight reduction potential are new stiff PP closed-cell foam boards from Sekisui.

MATERIALS: Purging Compound For Use In A Broad Range Of Applications

Shuman Plastics' newest Dyna-Purge purging compound can be used in injection, extrusion, compounding, and blow molding applications.

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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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