PT ZONE: Materials

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites
Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools. More (+)
Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up
Upward pressure on prices comes from production disruptions and higher feedstock costs. More (+)


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Tablet Computer Shell Demonstrates Thermoplastic Composite Process

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More than 50 different polymer test techniques can be used to find root causes of problems. Of these, five or six are fairly common. Use them to take the guesswork out of why a product failed.

MATERIALS: TPEs For Consumer Electronics Feature Percept Authentication Technologies

PolyOne GLS's TPEs improve brand protection and reduce counterfeits for consumer electronics.

MATERIALS: Cable Compound Technology Supports Extra High Voltage Direct Current Transmission

A next-generation extruded cable compound technology has been developed by Borealis and ABB.

ADDITIVES: Antimicrobial Offers Long-Range Protection For Wide Range of Polyolefin Applications

A new broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection masterbatch positioned as a cost-effective option to silver-based additives.

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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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