PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article Top DuPont Award Goes To Flex-Rigid Mono-Material Container
A mono-material package that marries flexible and rigid packaging wins top DuPont 2015 Packaging Innovation Award. More (+)
Switch to Bioplastic Helps Molder ‘Go Green’
Labcon opts for surgarcane-derived HDPE to make its packaging more earth-friendly. More (+)

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MATERIALS: The Problems with Single-Point Data

Properties are generally provided at a single temperature on a data sheet. But do those properties stay the same with changing temperatures? Of course not.

PE, PS, PVC Prices Up, PP Down

The pricing trajectory has been upwards for three of the four commodity resins, though it may be slowing for two.

Planting The Seeds For A Future In Plastics

  Winners of the Techmer PM sponsored Student Design Awards.    There have been several stories lately from a number of companies describing the ways in which its employees are engaging with the younger generation.

In-Situ Nucleated PP Rivals Conventional Nucleation

A technology that produces a nucleating effect during the polymerization of PP boasts numerous advantages over adding a nucleating agent during pelletization.

Domo Chemicals Building New Nylon Compounding Operation in China

Construction is underway of a new compounding plant in Jiaxing, which will have 20,000 m.t./yr capacity by 2019.

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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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