Electromobility and autonomous driving are posing new challenges to the materials used in vehicles, yet at the same time opening up new opportunities. Thanks to their outstanding properties, polyamides (PAs) have been a go-to material for components in challenging environment. These engineering thermoplastics are also gaining popularity and in great demand for applications in the automotive industry.
Plastic compounding is one of the effective methods for transforming the characteristics of engineered thermoplastics using a blend of plastics and additives. This compounding process tends to change the physical, thermal, electrical, or esthetic characteristics of the plastic.
The global Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) market size was estimated at USD 1.19 billion in 2018. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period. Polyphenylene sulfide is a crystalline polymer, whose high chemical resistance and temperature performance among other properties are projected to fuel the demand over the next few years.
Thermoplastic elastomers TPEs continue to make inroads into the automotive sector as rising automotive sales and the resulting increased demand for the material make it attractive to polymer producers.
Flame retardant (FR) compounds are widely used today in multiple technical applications such as electronic devices, e-mobility or in building and construction. Many of these applications like cable connectors,
The demand for recycled asphalt is expected to witness an exponential growth on account of rising petroleum prices across the globe. In addition, reuse of reclaimed asphalt offers key elements for optimum use of resources leading to economic saving and also the protection of the environment thereby positively influencing the market growth.
The additive is said to lower the hardness of TPUs, while boosting their elasticity and enhancing their properties. The surfaces of moulded parts modified with the additive are pleasantly soft to the touch and more resistant to scratches, abrasion and contamination.
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are an important class of materials and are used in a wide variety of applications. In general, TPEs encompass multiple different types of polymeric material structures, and are noted for being soft and flexible like thermoset rubber, while being melt-processable and -reprocessable like thermoplastics.