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 |

Americhem CEO Matthew Hellstern.
Features

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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Focus on Renewable Chemicals Expands for Braskem

After 'green PE', Braskem's next major use of a renewable chemical is 'green' MEG—a key component of PET resins.
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Materials: Extended Line of Nylon-Based TPEs

An extended product family of nylon-based TPEs, also known as polyether-block-amides (PEBA) is newly availble from Nylon Corporation of America, Inc. (NYCOA), Manchester, N.H.