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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

Comprehensive Guide on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

By SpecialChem

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl) is a high strength thermoplastic material widely used in pipes and medical devices but list is endless. It is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer... But, what is PVC? What it is made up of? How to process it? Get technical information on Polyvinyl Chloride, explore methods used to produce it and main types of additives used! Also, learn about key features, conditions to process this polymer material and how to recycle it.

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Polyamide (PA) or Nylon: Complete Guide (PA6, PA66, PA11, PA12…)

By SpecialChem

Exhibiting high temperature and electrical resistances, polyamides (nylon) are considered as high performance plastics and are widely used in automotive & transportation markets, consumer goods and electrical and electronics applications among others. Learn more about this interesting class of plastics along with the main applications and benefits of some common polyamides: PA11, PA12, PA46, PA6, PA66 and PPA (polyphthalamides). Explore more about their key properties like mechanical, thermal, electrical, etc., conditions to process this polymer and understand what makes Polyamides an ideal choice in high-end engineering applications.

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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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Polyamide 12/PA12/Nylon 12

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about Polyamide 12/PA12/Nylon 12. It includes their strengths & limitations, diverse properties, processing guidelines, key features and applications across industries.

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Technology Profile

Thermoplastic Elastomer

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features various key facts about thermoplastic elastomer/ TPE. They combine the properties of a thermoplastic as well as an elastomer. This technology brief will apprise you with TPE strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features and applications.

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Polyacetal: Detailed Information on POM and Its Features

By SpecialChem

Learn more about Polyacetal or Polyoxymethylene, a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic widely used to produce high precision parts thanks to high lubricity. Discover how it is manufactured, what are the various types of POM available (homopolymer and copolymer) and its key properties ranging from mechanical, physical and chemical. Also, get detailed information on key features which make acetal resins an ideal material of choice in applications ranging from automotive to medical, industrial and many more.

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Technology Profile

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene: Detailed Information About ABS and its Features

By SpecialChem

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, often abbreviated as ABS, is an opaque engineering thermoplastic widely used in electronic housings, auto parts, consumer products, pipe fittings, lego toys and many more. Get detailed technical information about ABS polymer and know more about:Key Properties of ABS PlasticChemical PropertiesMechanical PropertiesElectrical PropertiesLimitations of ABSABS Blends – Thermoplastic AlloyApplications of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)ABS Processing ConditionsABS for 3D PrintingRecycling and Toxicity

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Selection Guide

High Temperature Thermoplastics

By SpecialChem

This guide features key facts about high temperature thermoplastics. These materials are a specialized and rapidly growing segment of the plastics market. High temperature thermoplastics are used in specialized applications that require a combination of extraordinary properties. This guide will apprise you with the key features of high temperature thermoplastics, their comparison with metals & thermosets and end market applications.

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Technology Profile

Thermoplastic Silicone Vulcanizate (TSiV)

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about thermoplastic silicone vulcanizate. It will familiarize you with TSiV strengths & limitations, their basic characteristics, significant properties, processing guidelines, market applications and key features that make thermoplastic silicone vulcanizate ideal for use.

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Technology Profile

Polystyrene crystal

By SpecialChem

This technology profile features various key facts about polystyrene crystal also known as crystal polystyrene or general purpose polystyrene. It includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, key features, properties and applications.

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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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