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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 ...

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High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): Plastic Profile

By SpecialChem

Learn why High Density Polyethylene (HDPE or PE-HD) is one of the most popular thermoplastic materials available. Get detailed information about HDPE's strengths and limitations, its applications, properties (chemicals, physical, mechanical, thermal...) and processing guidelines.

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features key facts about Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). The polymer is an impact-resistant engineering thermoplastic & amorphous polymer . This technology profile includes strengths, limitations, applications, properties and processing guidelines of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene.

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Polyethersulfone (PESU): Techno Brief

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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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Polysulfone (PSU): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polysulfone. Polysulfone is a thermoplastic that is widely used in high temperature applications. This technology profile will familiarize you with Polysulfone strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features, properties and applications in diverse markets.

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Liquid Crystal Polymer: Techno Brief

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This technology brief features key facts about Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP). Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCPs) is a unique class of partially crystalline aromatic polyesters with high heat resistance and dimensional stability. This technology profile includes strengths, limitations, processing guidelines, properties and applications of Liquid Crystal Polymers.

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Selection Guide

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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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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Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features key facts about Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU). The polymer is a transparent and rigid high-temperature engineering thermoplastic. This technology profile includes strengths, limitations, applications, properties and processing guidelines of Polyphenylsulfone.

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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Techno Brief

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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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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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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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