SCUP: Compounding of Engineering Thermoplastics Report

SCUP: Compounding of Engineering Thermoplastics

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Dec 2019. Engineering thermoplastics provide a combination of high strength and light weight—characteristics that make these high-value, specialty polymers attractive replacements for metals in many applications. Such qualities make engineering resins suitable for diverse applications, including parts for transportation, electrical/electronics, construction, medical, and appliances.

This study focuses on the compounding of the larger-volume engineering thermoplastic (ETP) resins: polyamides (PA; also known as nylons), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polycarbonates (PC), polyphenylene ethers (PPE), polyacetals (POM), and polyphenylene sulfides (PPS). Most compounders, especially independent compounders, will purchase resins on the merchant market, often compounding both commodity resins and ETP resins. Engineering thermoplastics are often compounded with glass fibers, carbon fibers, (inorganic) fillers, and other plastics additives including antioxidants, antistatic agents, chemical blowing agents, heat stabilizers, impact modifiers (elastomers), light stabilizers, lubricants, and slip additives or nucleating agents.

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  • Publish Date: 2019-12-20
  • Chemical Focus: Polymers and Elastomers
  • Number of Pages: 188
  • Content Type: Report
  • Delivery: Email with link to PDF file

Highlights

    • Global and regional supply/demand and five-year forecast
    • North America, Europe, China, Japan coverage
    • Government regulations, trends and strategic issues
    • Prices and operating characteristics
    • Market participants and size by value and volume

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