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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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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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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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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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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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High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This technology brief features various key facts about about High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). It includes their strengths & limitations, properties which make them ideal thermoplastics for a wide array of applications and processing guidelines.

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Selection Guide

Selecting Clay for Nanocomposite

By Mark DeMeuse

This guide will focus on the key features of clay used in nanocomposites to provide the most desirable property profile. Criteria are mentioned for the selection of the correct clay for use with a particular matrix polymer. Read on to select the best clay treatment to use with specific polymers.

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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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How to Reduce your Flame Retardants Loading

Achieve your Fire Resistance targets using less flame retardants & preserve your plastic mechanical performance.

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