26 Apr

Why are Plastics Compounded? Part 1

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Plastic Compounding and its Process Value Plastic compounding is the process of adding functionality and value to polymers or polymer systems through melt blending or mixing of additives into a polymer matrix or melt mixing two or more polymers together to make an “alloy”. Melt processing is commonly used in thermoplastic polymers. Why is it [...]

16 Feb

Solutions for Antimicrobial Plastic Products

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Solutions for Antimicrobial Plastics There are numerous options for product enhancements. The addition of antimicrobial properties is a great addition to diversifying products in a very crowded marketplace. Their properties improve the products value and safety to the consumer. How do plastic products become antimicrobial? When a product or material is labeled as antimicrobial it [...]

27 Oct
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What you need to know about Medical Grade TPEs

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TPE Technology Takes Medical Devices to the Next Level Take your medical device to the next level with TPEs.  During design development consider using thermoplastic elastomers in your device. They have a strong set of properties that offer many advantages over other materials and are typically more cost-effective than alternative materials. During the development process, TPEs [...]

21 Jul

Pound-Volume Cost = Value

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Understand Pound-Volume Cost to Maximize Your Material.What is the real cost to make a widget?We want to share with you what is referred to as Volume-Pound Cost. When product engineers, developers, and inventors are looking at different materials to make their widgets it is common for them to compare the price per pound. It reminds [...]