Product & Technical Information

The latest research and insights on leading developments in the plastics industry. Find product explanations, properties, comparison charts and application ideas all at a glance.

Extrusion Troubleshooting Guide

Having problems extruding profiles, tubes, or pipes? Turn to Entecs’ troubleshooting guide and technical experts for help. We have the experience, as well as, an extensive portfolio of material options to solve your extrusion problems.

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Enplast Shore Hardness Comparison

Looking for a TPE with a high hardness? Looking for a TPE with a low hardness? Let Enplast help you with our range of TPEs that go from a low Shore OO to a high Shore D hardness and everything in between.

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Purge Compounds

Looking for a purge compound? Entec Polymers offers several different and unique purge compound options. Let us help you select the right one for your needs!

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Preventive Maintenance Mold and Machine General Overview

Taking the time in order to keep process machinery and molds in prime condition is critical to a sustained business model. In this overview, we outline how a preventive maintenance program can help improve operational availability and mitigate unplanned down time.

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Machine Sizing & Process Development

In this technical article, we investigate the most commonly overlooked processing set points when launching new molds or troubleshooting existing tools. Establishing a fill only viscosity curve, determining nominal shear rate, and optimizing barrel heats/recovery profile allow for molders to run a repeatable and consistent cycle.

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Polymers for Adhesive Compounds

Not sure which polymer is right one for your adhesive compound formulation? Let Entec Polymers help. We offer a variety of polymer types and grades for use in whatever type of adhesive compound you’re developing.

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Entec Recycled Products

As a member of the Ravago Group, Entec Polymers strives to help customers implement a variety of materials in sustainability driven markets. Our wide variety of post consumer and post industrial feed streams in combination with the Ravago expertise in compounding ensures we can provide customers with products to meet future demand for sustainable plastics.

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SILOXANE Thermoplastic Additives

Are you looking to improve molded part release? Mold filling? Scratch and mar resistance? Color and filler dispersion? Or do you need to reduce melt fracture, extruder torque or coefficient of friction? Then let Entec Polymers help you select the right siloxane master-batch product for your application.

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DOW Booster

DOW BOOSTER throughput enhancer concentrate can significantly increase productivity in the extrusion of LLDPE films, whether monolayer or part of a co-extruded structure.

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Dow RETAIN Polymer Modifier

Dow RETAIN 3000 is a functional polymer which promotes compatibilization between polyolefin's and polar polymers such as nylon and EVOH and blends of polar polymers.

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Dow CONPOL Additive Resin

Dow CONPOL products are master-batch concentrates based on ethylene-methacrylic acid. They are designed to be used in Dow NUCREL and SURLYN resins, primarily in film and coating applications.

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Dow ELVAX Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers

Dow ELVAX EVA copolymers are used in many applications including flexible packaging, thermal-lamination film, photovoltaic cells, foams, hose & tube, footwear, toys, wire & cable compounds, concentrates, athletic goods and hot-melt adhesives.

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Dow BYNEL Adhesive Resins

Dow BYNEL adhesive resins are functionalized polymers that provide adhesion between incompatible polymers together using various chemistries and technologies.

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DOW 20 Series Ultra-Pure Polyethylene

DOW 20 Series Ultra-Pure Polyethylene is produced using a proprietary process that produces a stress-crack resistant, ultra-pure LDPE with very high molecular weight, narrow molecular weight distribution and few short chains.

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Dow SURLYN Ionomers

Dow SURLYN Ionomers have been used for many years in packaging applications, offering high clarity, high gloss, oil and grease resistance, puncture resistance, scratch resistance, excellent hot tack strength and superb thermoformability.

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Dow New Product Offerings

Entec is excited to announce the addition of four Dow specialty product families to our broad polymer portfolio. These specialty resins include BYNEL adhesive resins, APPEEL peelable sealant resins, DOW 20 Series ultra-pure polyethylene and CONPOL specialty masterbatches.

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Chemical Structure vs Properties

From molecular structure to mechanical properties: understanding how atomic structure influences material properties and part selection. As a follow up to our series on Crystallinity vs Material Properties, we investigate the influence that chemical structure has on final part performance including melting point, glass transition temperature, barrier properties, ESCR, and UV stability.

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Maximizing Adhesion in Over-Molding

Having problems with achieving good adhesion in your over-molding application? Let Entec Polymers help with their proven suggestions for achieving maximum adhesion of the over-mold material onto the substrate material.

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Plastic Recycling Facts

There has been a lot of recent publicity related to plastic waste in the environment, especially plastic waste in the ocean. Learn more about the facts of plastic recycling.

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Common Polymer Applications

Do you have a common application? A unique application? An interesting application? Entec Polymers can assist in helping you to select the right polymer to fit your application requirements regardless of how simple or complicated your needs may be.

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LyondellBasell Hot Melt Adhesives

The Koattro PB-1 portfolio of products offers a wide viscosity range with excellent wetting capabilities, extended open time, high cohesive strength, good stiffness/impact balance and a very good thermal stability. They are also phthalate-free.

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Resins for Compounding

Entec Polymers has an excellent track record of assisting compounders in producing more effective, durable and efficient products for various end use applications.

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CRYSTALADD® Nucleating Masterbatches

Nucleation technology has been used with polymers such as polypropylene and nylon for many years, and it is an effective aid in helping the polymers to crystallize faster and more consistently and to improve physical or mechanical properties.

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CRYSTALADD® Processing Guide

CRYSTALADD® Nucleating Masterbatch resins are designed to be added to Polyethylene molding and extrusion processes by direct addition to the machine or by pre-blending with the PE resin or other masterbatch additives (i.e. colorants, slip, anti-block etc.) before processing.

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Plastomers, Elastomers & Block Copolymers

Follow these quick comparison charts and product explanations to choose the right product for your application, whether that is an engineered part, a packaging product, an automotive part, a custom compound, or any other high performance application.

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Polymers for PVC

Entec Polymers offers a number of polymers that can be used as modifiers in PVC compounds, with ABS, ASA, SMA, EBA and TPU being the primary ones used.

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Resins For Concentrates

Entec Polymers has an excellent track record of assisting concentrate producers in developing more effective and efficient concentrates for various end use applications.

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