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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 ...

Selection Guide

Polyamides: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

Exhibiting high temperature and electrical resistances, polyamides (nylon) are considered as high performance plastics and are widely used in automotive & transportation markets, in consumer goods and in electrical and electronics applications among others. This guide details the main applications and benefits of some common polyamides: PA11, PA12, PA46, PA6, PA66 and PPA (polyphthalamides).

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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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Technology Profile

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

By SpecialChem

Learn about Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): strengths, limitations, processing, key properties and applications...

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Technology Profile

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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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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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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Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT): Techno Brief

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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Technology Profile

Polylactide: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about polylactides (PLA). Polylactides are versatile commercial biodegradable thermoplastics. They possess excellent combination of properties which make them ideal thermoplastics for a wide array of applications. Find out Polylactide strengths, limitations, processing, properties and applications in this profile.

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Technology Profile

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology brief is all about High Density Polyethylene thermoplastic. Mentioned in this profile are HDPE strengths & limitations, applications, properties and processing guidelines.

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Injection Molding / Extrusion: How to Avoid Plastic Quality Crashes

Learn how & why you should check incoming resins beyond TDS!

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