PT ZONE: Materials

PT Article Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder
The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers. More (+)
PT Article Some Highlights From Global Plastics Summit 2014
GPS 2014 zeroed-in on the industry's challenges and opportunities. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

Braskem Breaks Ground On New UHMWPE Plant

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on schedule for the construction of Braskem first North American UHMWPE plant.

Will Your Future Shipments of PE Come From North Dakota?

Do North Dakota’s plans to build a $3 billion cracking facility with annual capacity for 1.5 million metric tons of polyethylene (3.3 billion pounds) reflect a tipping point in the shale oil/gas revolution?

APPLICATION: Tiger-Stripe-Free PP, TPOs Featured On New Citroen C4

The Citroen C4 Cactus features Borealis' new tiger stripe-free PP in both exterior rocker panels and interior trims, central console and dashboard.

MATERIALS: Recycle-Content Nylon Compounds For Automotive, More

TeknorApex is offering new injection molding nylon 6 and 66 compounds that combine economy and performance.

MATERIALS: Medical-Grade TPUs With Flame Retardancy

Lubrizol's newest medical-grade TPUs are said to be the first of their kind offered with flame retardancy for medical electronics use.

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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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