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Solvay Advanced Polymers


Solvay Advanced Polymers has published these technical articles:

(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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The road to a plastic part that functions as designed is paved with good intentions. Best-laid plans can be disrupted by failure to understand unique problems presented by the injection molding... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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How do you like your ribs? We recommend "well done" because failure to observe basic design rules on thickness, height and radii could lead to premature failure of an otherwise flawlessly designed... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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The pressure on design engineers to make the right decisions on prototyping is more important today than ever because of speed-to-market requirements, increasing cost restraints, and the escalating... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Chlorinated water remains one of the most significant advancements in public health. This practice dramatically improves our quality of life by giving us the assurance that we get clean, safe drinking... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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One of the least understood and most erroneously specified areas in the design field is high-temperature plastics. The phrase is widely used but difficult to define. What plastics can genuinely be... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Design engineers with considerable experience in metals may overlook the effect creep can have on the long-term performance of a plastic part, particularly when applications involve high operating... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Solvay Advanced Polymers supplies high-performance sulphone polymers that are used in water handling devices. These include UDEL® polysulfone, RADEL® R polyphenyl-sulfone and ACUDEL™... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Plastic piping systems for both residential and commercial plumbing are becoming much more prevalent because of their outstanding corrosion resistance and ability to eliminate potential contamination... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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The three major qualities to consider when making a prototyping decision are good, fast and cheap.... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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The focal point of design engineers when selecting engineering plastics is the type of plastic: polysulfone, nylon, polyester, or whatever. However, commercial grades often contain five or more... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Colorants have become an increasingly popular plastics additive over the years. Color improves product appearance and can help distinguish your brand in a competitive marketplace. Color-coded parts... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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When selecting materials for use in hot water plumbing systems, it is important to consider how the physical and mechanical properties of the various thermoplastic resins are affected by exposure to... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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You're designing a plastic part that must maintain specific load bearing properties at 100°C. Is that 100°C for a very short time, or continuously? What is the environment the part will be used in?... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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You design a part, build prototype tooling and test the prototype parts. You're going to get exactly the same part from the production tool...correct? Not necessarily. The transition from prototype... (View Full Article)
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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When designing with high-performance polymers, it's important to understand the nature of plastic materials, their properties and testing methods. Only then can you evaluate the advantages and... (View Full Article)

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