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 Engineering Materials for Challenging Automotive Applications

Nylons, PPA, and PPS for high heat and chemical resistance and/or high strength with light weight.

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Why Drying Polyolefins Might Be Right for Your Process

From a technical standpoint, drying non-hygroscopic materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene may not be necessary. However, doing so may be advantageous to your process. Here are details.

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