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How to select Plastics? To assist you further in your selection according to your applications, we provide you with Technology Profiles on most used plastics, detailing their benefits, limitations, applications ...

Technology Profile

Polycarbonate: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about polycarbonate. It deals with various significant properties of polycarbonate, its strengths, limitations, applications in different markets and processing guidelines.

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Technology Profile

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

By SpecialChem

This technology brief is all about ethylene vinyl acetate. It includes ethylene vinyl acetate advantages, disadvantages, processing guidelines and applications.

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Selection Guide

Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

By SpecialChem

Providing innovative solutions that save weight and decrease costs along with other benefits, PBT has made its place in end-markets like automotive, consumer goods as well as electrical & electronics. This content will familiarize you with the benefits of PBT, and polyester alloys, varied properties exhibited by PBT and their applications.

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Selection Guide

Selecting Clay for Nanocomposite

By Mark DeMeuse

This guide will focus on the key features of clay used in nanocomposites to provide the most desirable property profile. Criteria are mentioned for the selection of the correct clay for use with a particular matrix polymer. Read on to select the best clay treatment to use with specific polymers.

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Selection Guide

Thermoplastic Composites : Solutions to Optimize Matrix Fiber Interface

By Mark DeMeuse

Thermoplastic composite materials often suffer from a lack of fiber­-matrix adhesion. A weak interface in these materials results in low stiffness and and strength but a high resistance to fracture. On the other hand, a strong interface produces high strength and stiffness but generally low fracture resistance. This lack of fiber-matrix adhesion can typically be remedied using fiber surface modification. However, usual surface treatments for epoxy-based thermoset composites do not necessarily work well for use in thermoplastic composites. Read on and explore the best solutions to optimize matrix / fiber interface in thermoplastic composites!

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Technology Profile

Polyamide 6/ PA6/ Nylon 6

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features key facts of Polyamide 6, also known as PA6, Nylon 6. It is one of the most extensively used polyamide globally. This brief will apprise you with PA6 strengths,limitations, processing guidelines, properties and applications.

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Selection Guide

High Temperature Thermoplastics

By SpecialChem

This guide features key facts about high temperature thermoplastics. These materials are a specialized and rapidly growing segment of the plastics market. High temperature thermoplastics are used in specialized applications that require a combination of extraordinary properties. This guide will apprise you with the key features of high temperature thermoplastics, their comparison with metals & thermosets and end market applications.

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High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology brief is all about High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). It includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, properties and applications.

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Barrier Material Selection

By SpecialChem

This content is designed to explain the basics behind barrier materials and their functioning. You will also find some very common barrier materials brought to use such as polyamides, PVdC, EVOH- copolymer of Ethylene & Vinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Naphthalate, etc. Read on and explore their advantages, disadvantages, and barrier properties and more!

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Selection Guide

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Polymers and Processes

By Edward Petrie

The global additive manufacturing industry has progressed very quickly offering broader and high value applications. This accelerating shift has been due to its advantages over conventional manufacturing. This guide would give you insights into the latest applications trends, classification of additive manufacturing processes, materials used in these processes and more.

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High Temperature Plastics: How to Well Control Melt Temperature

Well measure & adjust the melt temperature of your high temperature plastics (PA, PPA, PPS...)

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