The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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 ...

Selection Guide

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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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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Technology Profile

Polycarbonate: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This brief is dedicated to thermoplastic 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

Polyetherketone

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyetherketones. It includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features and applications.

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Technology Profile

Polyamide imide

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyamide imide. It includes the strengths, limitations, properties, processing guidelines and applications of Polyamide imide.

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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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Resin Selection for Thermoplastic Composites

By Mark DeMeuse

Review factors that influence thermoplastic resin selection in composites. A wide range of thermoplastics is available and making an appropriate selection is complicated by the fact that in general, the choices do not excel in every category. This guide will apprise you with the various thermoplastics offered and how to select the correct thermoplastic resin considering different criteria.

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Selection Guide

UV Stabilizers for Engineering Plastics

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

Engineering plastics like polyamides, polyesters, polycarbonates are majorly used for applications that demand long time U.V stabilization. This selection guide mainly deals with the query "which UV Stabilizer is ideal for which plastic"? This guide will familiarize you with various UV stabilizers used with these engineering plastics. You would be able to find out the functionalities of different UV stabilizers for different engineering plastics in demand. Also one can find the starting point formulations of polycarbonates, polyacetal polyoxymethylene, polyesters like PET & PBT and polyamides.

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Technology Profile

Polyphenylsulfone

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyphenylsulfone. It includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, properties and applications.

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Technology Profile

Polyethersulfone

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyethersulfones (PES). It includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features and applications.

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By Luis Roca

Boost your bioplastics performance (formulation & processing) - as good or better as conventional materials! Map the polymers that can be used depending on the bioplastics, formulation conditions & know step-by-step methodology to process your compound.

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