PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: TPEs For Consumer Electronics Feature Percept Authentication Technologies
PolyOne GLS's TPEs improve brand protection and reduce counterfeits for consumer electronics. More (+)
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. More (+)


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.

Exploring The Processing Of HDPE-Exfoliated Graphene Nanocomposites For Fuel Tanks

One of ACCE's 2014 best paper awards is on improving the barrier and mechanical properties of HDPE-graphene nanocomposites for automotive fuel tank applications.

Polystyrene Recycling Partnership Spurred By Demand For Post-Consumer Content

World's leading maker of foam cups and major recycler come together to boost annual recycling volume of post-consumer PS.

"Arpro" EPP Manufacturer Exceeds Sustainability Goals; Launches EPE Sheet Foam Business Here

JSP, manufacturer of Arpro EPP, is ahead of the game in meeting its five-year target to reduce its carbon footprint, and has also now launched a new expandable PE sheet foam business in North America.

A second chance for Cereplast and Metabolix

Two early movers and shakers in the world of bioplastics recently received new leases on life, as the nascent biochemical industry struggles through some growing pains.

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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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