Materials

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.

Related Topics: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials | Engineering Thermoplastics | Nanocomposites | Polyolefins | Purging | Recycled Materials | Thermoplastic Elastomers | Wood & Natural Fiber Compounds |

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All-PE Printed Collation Film Replaces Cardboard for Craft Beer Packs

Berry, Dow collaboration helps boost sales for beer maker while cutting costs and offering more in the way of sustainability, branding and shelf appeal.

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Trash as Value: Turning Ocean Waste Into Viable Products

So-called “ocean plastics” is a global problem, but a wide range
of companies across the entire supply chain have put in the time,
money and R&D efforts necessary to make capturing and converting the material into a sustainable business. But demand must follow.
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