PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article Price Hikes On Nylon 66 and 6 Underway?
While price increases for nylon 66 are attributed to supply contraints, those for nylon 6 are linked to upward raw material costs. More (+)
PT Article Lehigh Technologies Gets 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award
Ten-year old Lehigh gets award for its engineered micronized rubber powders derived from old tires. More (+)


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New Design Standards Present Challenge, Opportunities for Connector Molders

An industry-wide push to prevent medical tubing misconnections, as well as bans on BPA-containing materials for food-contact applications, is creating polycarbonate (PC) replacement opportunities in medical connectors.

APS Compounding to increase production capacity by 30%

Obtaining additional partners is enabling APS Compounding to integrate new technologies.

R-PET Prices Remain Low as Virgin Prices Start to Climb

R-PET pricing is still soft, but perhaps not for long.

'Sustainable,Renewable' Materials Get Plenty of Attention At NPE2015

  Suppliers of biopolymers, such as MHG, and others who have bio-based raw material content and recycling content in their product offerings, such as DAK Americas, Charlotte, N.C., were among the several material suppliers at NPE2015 who saw plenty of action.               MHG (Meridian Holdings Group) reported an “astounding level of positive response” at the big show, where it showcased its new generation of patented biopolymers based on PHA, as well as services such as R&D and toll manufacturing for bio-based materials the company now offers to business partners.

MATERIALS: TPEs for Food, Beverage Contact

Premium-quality grades with low odor and extractables.

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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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