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 |

Prices for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET Trending Flat to Higher
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Prices for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET Trending Flat to Higher

Going into second quarter, the resin pricing trajectory is unsettled by a virus outbreak.
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PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.
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Materials: Extremely Lightweight and Foam-Free TPEs

Kraiburg’s TPE’s new TPE technology incorporates 3M’s Glass Bubbles to create extremely lightweight thin-wall moldings.