PT ZONE: Materials

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The data are based on the level of recycled content supplied within film and bags purchased from Petoskey.

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First Hybrid-Molded Rear Bumper Beam on Honda FCV

Lanxess' thermoplastic composites and nylon 6 allow for one-shot molding of lightweight bumper beam.

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Resin Prices Up, Except for PP

In a reversal of recent trends, PP prices may head down while prices of the other three large-volume commodity resins head up.

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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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