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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NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Polyolefins for Packaging

Novel polyolefins for packaging are being highlighted by Nova Chemicals, ExxonMobil Chemical, and SABIC.
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Americhem Focuses on Development of Compounds & Additives that Target Some Key Trends

Check out high-performance pre-colored PVC capstock compounds, an expanded antimicrobial product line, and thermoplastic alloys that eliminate secondary processes. 
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Materials: Foamable TPVs for Door & Window Profile Seals

Teknor’s new Sarlink TPV series is said to avoid complications associated with polyurethane seals.