Article - 23 Oct 2008
Plastic recycling is made easier by special codes put into the plastic item at the point of manufacture. The plastic recycling codes, types of plastic and the applications of recycled plastic are...
Article - 4 Feb 2002
Plasticizers are unique types of additives. Without plasticizers, a majority of the injection molding compounds would have been completely unfit.
Article - 3 Dec 2007
This article examines the surface modification of polyethylene (PE), poly(vinylchloride) (PVC), and polystyrene (PS), by thermal ozone (O3) treatment to improve their properties. Comparisons show that...
Article - 12 May 2006
In this paper researchers prepared hybrid SiO2-PMMA coatings by the sol-gel method and measured coating hardness. They applied two depth sensing indentation (DSI) systems, each one using indenters...
Article - 1 May 2003
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved BASF's UV stabiliser Uvinul 3030 for use in food contact applications. Polymers that it is commonly added to and applications are briefly...
Article - 26 Oct 2001
Vinyl is the most widely used medical polymer in use today. Several properties including flexibility, durability, compatibility, sterilisability and low cost contribute to its use in applications such...
Article - 16 Aug 2001
Contains a general overview of the polymer Polyurethane including relative advantages, disadvantages and applications.
Article - 7 May 2001
Exhibits the best combination of high and low temperature properties such as flexibility, impact resistance and creep resistance of the CEE TPEs. Advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed...
Article - 10 Feb 2009
The PETPlus Intrinsic Viscosity Measurement Instrument from Lloyd Instruments uses a well-established unique, solvent-free method for routine measurement of PET.
Article - 11 May 2001
Cheap, good chemical resistance. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.