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Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS): A Comprehensive Guide on High Heat Plastic

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Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is a high-performance, engineering thermoplastic characterized by an unusual combination of properties. These properties range from high temperature performance to dimensional stability and excellent electrical insulation properties. But, what makes PPS a high performance plastic in several sectors? What it is made up of? Get detailed technical information on Polyphenylene sulfide and explore:    »  What is PPS - Polyphenylene Sulfide?    »  How PPS is Produced?    »  Key Properties of PPS (Physical, thermal, electrical…)    »  How to Optimize PPS Properties?    »  What are the popular applications of PPS?    »  Processing methods for PPS (Continue reading or click to go on specific section of the page)

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Complete Guide on Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

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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. Explore polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) in detail along with its key properties like mechanical, thermal, electrical, etc. and understand what makes it an ideal choice in high-end engineering applications. Also, learn about few polybutylene terephthalate blends with PC, PET and conditions to process this polymer material. Let’s first start by understanding PBT plastic and how it is made…

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PMMA or Acrylic: Guide to Support Your Future ‘Transparent’ Developments

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PMMA or acrylic is a widely used transparent plastic material known for its applications in various markets from car windows, smartphone screens to aquariums. It is a tough plastic, easy to shape and a great alternative to the high cost and less resilient glass. Explore polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in detail along with its key properties and understand what makes it an ideal choice in so many applications. Also, learn about conditions to process this polymer material and how to recycle it. Let’s first start by understanding acrylic plastic and how it is made…

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High Temperature Thermoplastics - Comprehensive Guide

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High temperature thermoplastics materials are a specialized and rapidly growing segment of the plastics market. These are used in specialized applications that require a combination of extraordinary properties. Willing to know more about High Heat Thermoplastics? Learn here! Get comprehensive information about high heat thermoplastic resins including their key features, comparison with metals & thermosets and major applications.

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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): A Comprehensive Review

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PET is among those plastics which are an important part of your everyday life. It is an important commercial polymer having application ranging from packaging, fabrics, films, molded parts for automotive, electronics... and many more. You can find this famous clear plastic around you as water bottle or soda bottle container.Explore more about polyethylene terephathalate (PET) and find out what makes it a suitable choice in several applications. Learn about its key properties, how its blends are made with other thermoplastics and thermosets, processing conditions and ofcourse, benefits that make PET as No. 1 recyclable polymer worldwide.

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Styrene-Butadiene Rubber: Complete Technical Guide on SBR & its Features

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From tires, conveyor belts to seals or gaskets… Styrene-Butadiene rubber is a widely used general purpose rubber with an extensive range of applications. The reason for the success of this synthetic rubber is, of course, its unique properties and diverse applications. Also, it is the only material which exhibits long-range elasticity, and which therefore fills a special need in modern technology. Become an expert by learning some basic information about Styrene-Butadiene rubber along with the main properties, major benefits and popular applications in detail!

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A Complete Guide on Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)

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Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is a fluorine-based plastic designed to have high corrosion resistance and strength over a wide temperature range. Thanks to its special chemical and physical properties, ETFE is widely applied in the chemical, electrical/electronic, construction, architectural, and automotive industries. Become an expert by learning some basic information about ETFE, what are the key features & properties, its popular applications and conditions to process this polymer material! Let’s first start by understanding fluoropolymers...

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Polyetheretherketone (PEEK): A Complete Guide on High-Heat Engineering Plastic

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Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high-performance, engineering thermoplastic characterized by an unusual combination of properties. These properties range from high temperature performance to mechanical strength and excellent chemical resistance. But, what are the key characteristics which make PEEK a high-performance plastic? What it is made up of? Get all the technical information on Polyetheretherketone, explore what are its key properties and benefits in detail! Also, learn about popular application (aerospace, automotive, medical...) and processing conditions for this polymer. Let’s begin by defining the polymer...

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene: Detailed Information About ABS and its Features

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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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Comprehensive Guide on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

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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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