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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

Polyamide 46/Nylon 46

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyamide 46 (PA46). PA46 is a high temperature polyamide that offers unmatched performance across a broad range of applications. This profile will apprise you with the strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features, properties and applications of Polyamide 46.

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Technology Profile

Polyphenylene Sulfide

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyphenylene sulfide. PPS, a high heat engineering thermoplastic offers various properties which make it useful in varied applications. This profile will apprise you with Polyphenylene sulfide strengths, limitations, properties, processing guidelines and applications.

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Liquid Crystal Polymer: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features key facts about Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP). It includes strengths, limitations, processing guidelines, properties and applications of Liquid Crystal Polymers.

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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

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

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

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about cyclic olefin copolymers. It would familiarize you with COC strengths & limitations, applications across industries, various properties and processing guidelines.

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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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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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Selection Guide

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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