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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

Polyethersulfone (PESU): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyethersulfone (PESU) thermoplastics. PESU is a high-temperature resistant, amorphous transparent polymer suitable for various applications. This profile includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features and applications.

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3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Polymers and Processes

By Edward M. 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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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) thermoplastics. COC is a class of amorphous thermoplastic polymers with excellent dimensional stability compared to other transparent polymers. This technoprofile would familiarize you with COC strengths & limitations, applications across industries, various properties and processing guidelines.

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Polyetherimide

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyetherimide. The high-temperature resistance of Polyetherimide enables it to compete with polyketones, polysulfones, and polyphenylene sulfides. This profile will apprise you with the strengths, limitations, properties, structure, processing guidelines and applications of Polyetherimide.

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Technology Profile

Polymethyl methacrylate (Acrylic)

By SpecialChem

PMMA is a clear plastic acrylic material that can be used as a replacement for glass. But beyond that, it has many other applications in various fields. This technology profile will help you understand the key features, properties, strength and limitation of PMMA polymer. You would also get to know the processing guidelines via injection molding and extrusion process.

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Polycarbonate Polybutylene Terephthalate blend

By SpecialChem

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

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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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Technology Profile

Plasticized PVC

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features various key facts about Plasticized PVC. It includes strengths & limitations of Plasticized PVC, processing guidelines, properties, applications and key features that make Plasticized PVC ideal for use.

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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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Polypropylene: Advanced Guide for A to Z Information on PP

By SpecialChem

Learn more about Polypropylene, a rigid and crystalline thermoplastic used in everyday objects. Discover how it is manufactured, what are the various types of PP available (homopolymer, copolymer, impact....) and its key properties ranging from mechanical, physical and chemical. Also, get detailed information on key features which make polypropylene an ideal material of choice in applications ranging from automotive, medical to packaging.

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Rigid PVC Molding Defects: How to Solve Splay, Blush, and Peel

Troubleshoot faster these look-alike molding defects with a logical solving approach. You'll save time and you'll have results!

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