The latest report on the global Long Fibre Thermoplastics
(LFT) market suggests a positive growth rate in the coming years.
For example, thermoplastic
molders are just discovering the potential of a new type of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) commercialized by Lanxess in 2005.
It offers chapters on plastic materials selection, engineering product design, structural design for thermoplastics
gearing design, plastic journal bearing design, thermoplastic
spring design, thermoplastic
pressure vessel design, thermoplastic
assembly methods, thermoplastic
effects on design, thermoplastic
injection mold design, performance testing of thermoplastics
, and thermoplastic
product cost analysis.
Wilkes, University Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will receive the Chemistry of Thermoplastic
Elastomers Award, sponsored by Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P.
Course content will include an introduction to the course and discussion of the place of TPEs relative to vulcanized rubber and thermoplastics
; basic polymer science relevant to understanding TPE structures, properties and processing; styrenic block copolymers, SBS, SIS, SEBS and functionalized SEBS; thermoplastic
polyurethanes; copolyesters; olefinic rubber/ thermoplastic
blends, EPR/PP and EPDM/PP (TPO): TPE blends with a dynamically vulcanized phase, EPDM/ PR NBR/PP and NR/PP (TPV); other TPEs, PVC and other blends, EVA, ionomers and single phase melt processible rubber (MPR), future developments and potential for TPEs; and a summary and course review.
also showed up in new extruded honeycomb core materials.
Session 10 on "Modeling the mechanical properties of thermoplastic
parts" will include the following presentations: "Modeling the dynamic material behavior of thermoplastics
in FEA," M.
Designs, builds, and repairs precision injection molds for thermoplastics
and thermosets using CNC machining.
Cylacell is a predictable, environmentally safe, and equipment-friendly inorganic sodium silicate endothermic blowing agent for thermoplastics
, rubber, silicone, and thermoset polyester bulk molding compounds.
Attendees will learn why fillers are used, important characteristics of fillers, surface chemistry and modification, the principal filler types, use of fillers in polymers, including thermoplastics
, thermosets and elastomers, and the latest trends in fillers use, such as natural fibers and nanocomposites.
* Mica-Lyte dry special-effects colorants and nondispersing pigments for a granite-like or speckled appearance in thermoplastics
Strip building with thermoplastics
is featured in the company's six-page newsletter.