PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article High-Flow, Low-Density TPEs For Automotive Debut
Aiming at a variety of automotive applications such as cup holders, air-guide systems, window seals is Kraiburg TPE, Duluth, Ga., which launched at NPE2015 new custom high-flow TPEs. More (+)
PT Article "Revolutionary" Device Makes Purging Safer, Simpler
What is said to be a “revolutionary” device designed to capture molten plastic purges and create a safer environment for personnel and equipment in plastic processing operations is being introduced at NPE2015 by the Dyna-Purge div. of Shuman Plastics.               Lava-Shield is the result of a two-year development project and hundreds of rigorous field trials. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

Specialty Olefinic TPE For High-End Cast Power Pre-Stretch Films

ExxonMobil's new Vistamaxx 6000 making a debut at NPE is designed for use in the functional layer of cast power pre-stretch films.

Transparent Nylons That Can Also Be Used As Additives

Dual-function transparent nylons from Invista make debut at NPE2015.

Novel Additives Enhance Processing, Performance Of Engineering Resins

Struktol is debuting additives based on novel chemistry that enhance performance of nylons 6, 6,6 and more.

Fiber-Reinforced & Low-Volatility LSRs Unveiled

At NPE2015, Momentive launches advancements in fiber-reinforced and low-volatility LSRs.

Carbon Fiber Filament For New 3D Printing Capabilities

  Just last year, Eastman Chemical and Helian Polymers of The Netherlands, a leader in filament 3D manufacturing, teamed up to launch a 3D printing filament under Helian’s ColorFabb brand based on Eastman’s Amphora 3D XT-copolyester.

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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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