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Published: 7/1/2019

Part 1: The Importance of Mold Temperature When Processing Polycarbonate
An often overlooked factor in optimizing the ductility of PC is the rate at which the polymer is cooled in the mold.

Published: 7/1/2019

Molder of Large Totes Save Material & Energy Costs with Recycled PP
Aaron Industries’ 100% recycled PP compound fortified with Milliken’s specialty modifier boosts MFI and retains strength.

Published: 7/1/2019

A Bright Future for Thermally Conductive Plastics
Lighter weight, lower cost, and greater impact strength, moldability and customization are rapidly driving demand for thermoplastics that help keep electronics, lighting and car engines cool.

Published: 7/1/2019

Prices of Volume Resins Mostly Flat or Lower
PP, PVC are the exceptions, with prices on ‘short-term’ upward path.

Published: 6/1/2019

Nylon 66 Replacement With the Aid of a Materials-Savvy Distributor
PolySource helped two OEMs—one in beverage packaging, the other in winter sports vehicles—transition from nylon 66 to polyketone (POK) compounds after parts failure.

Published: 6/1/2019

Placing a Bet on Bioplastics
Steinwall has put years of R&D into learning to design and mold with biopolymers and natural-fiber reinforcements. Now that groundwork is beginning to pay off.

Published: 6/1/2019

Prices Up for PE, PP, PS
An upward pricing trajectory could be short lived. PVC and PET prices are flat or lower.

Published: 5/23/2019

Five Factors to Consider When Molding PEEK
Are you a first-time molder of PEEK? Have you tried molding it and might be running into trouble? Take a look at five factors in the injection molding process that can help to avoid the need for troubleshooting when molding PEEK.

Published: 5/20/2019

LSR Molders Now Can Tailor Cure Speed, Temperature & Durometer
Elkem’s LSR Select is enabling faster cures at lower temperatures and custom durometer blends. Dosing equipment has caught up with capabilities of this novel material system.

Published: 5/1/2019

Mixed Signals on Resin Prices
Prices of PE, PVC and PET were flat in March, while PP dropped and PS moved up.