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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New to Using Color Concentrates? Follow These Tips to Improve Results

With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.
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New Bioplastics Could Lead to Tougher, More Versatile Medical Implants

Researchers at U.K.’s University of Birmingham have developed a type of nylon bioplastic that is tough and strong and easy to process for medical implants.
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Additives: Heat Stabilizer Blends for Nylon 66 and Nylon 6

Bruggemann’s new Bruggolen TP-H1607 and TP-H1805 antioxidant blends said to overcome performance limitations of nylon 66 and nylon 6.