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.
Entec polymers has several options to meet your flame resistance needs on your plastics products. Let our expert team of plastics engineers help with product selection to ensure you meet UL94 5VA.
Entec Polymers has significant knowledge and experience with the Dow AFFINITY™ Polyolefin Plastomers and Elastomers in a wide variety of flexible packaging and extrusion coating applications, as well as in hot melt adhesives. Let our technical specialists help you select the best AFFINITY™ product for your film, coating, packaging and hot melt adhesive applications.
Entec Polymers has significant knowledge and experience with the Dow INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymer in a wide variety of applications, markets and industries. Let our technical specialists help you select the best INFUSE™ product for your compound, film, adhesive or product modification application.
Entec Polymers has significant knowledge and experience with the Dow ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers in a wide variety of applications, markets and industries. Let us help you select the best ENGAGE™ product for your application.
Are you looking for a quick way to match up plastic material resin types based on a specific processing method? Then check out our new Line Card Selection Guide by Processing Method and see how easy it can be!
Zylar® 631 belongs to Ineos Styrolution portfolio of MBS materials. Zylar® 631 offers a good balance of stiffness and toughness. A medium impact strength grade that offers good surface hardness, without compromising on clarity.
Looking for high performance impact modifiers for your polypropylene compounds? Let Entec Polymer’s experts assist you in selecting the right impact modifier for your specific application needs.
Are you looking to improve the impact of your nylon compounds? Let Entec Polymer’s experts help you to position the best impact modifier to meet the specific impact requirements you need in your nylon compound.
Does trying to understand UL 94 cause your hair to catch fire? Let Entec help you to understand what the UL 94 flammability testing means for your application.
Are you struggling with warpage issues in your roto-molded parts? Let Entec's roto-molding experts provide you with assistance to produce warp-free parts!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Need to compare material hardness scales? Check out our handy Hardness Conversion Table comparing Shore 00, A and D with Rockwell R.
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.
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.
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.
Which mineral should you use in your PP compound application? Let Entec Polymers help you select the best one!
Key features and plastic material considerations for each part of a reusable face shield design.
Innovative sustainability solutions for the growing single serve food market. Re-engineering polymers in packaging for friendly recycling.
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.
DOW™ BOOSTER throughput enhancer concentrate can significantly increase productivity in the extrusion of LLDPE films, whether monolayer or part of a co-extruded structure.
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.
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.
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.
Dow BYNEL™ adhesive resins are functionalized polymers that provide adhesion between incompatible polymers together using various chemistries and technologies.
Dow APPEEL™ Peelable Resins are a one bag solution that delivers repeatable and proven performance for the easy peel market.
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.
Dow NUCREL™ Acid Copolymers can be used in a wide range of applications including packaging, industrial and consumer products.
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.
Unique Polymers Specifically Engineered to Resist Medical Disinfectants
Need to improve the impact of your nylon compound? FUSABOND™ can help!
Need to modify your resin? Improve the compatibility? ELVALOY™ can help!
The effects that varying molecular structures play on the rheological properties of various polymer families. The molecular architecture of each unique polymer structure ultimately determines which processes they are best suited to.
Stress whitening got you down? Let us help you eliminate it.
Need a quick lesson on impact testing? See our short overview on impact testing of plastics. Charpy | Izod | Multi-Axial
Celanese Ateva® EVA copolymers are used in many applications including flexible packaging, thermal-lamination film, photovoltaic cells, concentrates and hot-melt adhesives.
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.
Is your rubber compound not quite performing? Let Entec Polymers help you with our broad range of modifiers that can be used in rubber compounds.
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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If you want to understand how plastics really affect the environment, then you want to read this article.
The goal of this resin information sheet is to better educate designers and manufacturers and provide them with the necessary information to enable them to choose the correct resin for their roto-molded products and applications.
Determination of crystallinity and general overview of the effects that crystal structure has on the physical properties of polymers.
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.
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.
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.
Pinking discoloration is a well-known phenomenon that occurs in polymers such as HDPE, LLDPE and polyolefin elastomers.
Introduction to Polymer Compounding.
First steps when selecting a product for a new application.
Two Shot Technology with PP/ASA/Nylon & TPV.
A simplified introduction to the material we know as Polypropylene.
A simplified introduction to the material we know as Polyethylene
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.
Entec Polymers has an excellent track record of assisting compounders in producing more effective, durable and efficient products for various end use applications.
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.
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.
Polymer families tend to have a wide range of processing conditions so supplier specific information and grade specific information should be used whenever possible.
Polybutene-1 (PB-1) is a semi-crystalline, isotactic thermoplastic resin that is part of the polyolefin family.
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.
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.
The PRIMEVA® EVA and EBANTIX® EBA Copolymers from Repsol have a broad range of melt indices as well as physical properties.
Entec Polymers has an excellent track record of assisting concentrate producers in developing more effective and efficient concentrates for various end use applications.
Let Entec Polymers help you with your material needs for firearm components.
Commercial / Industrial and Medical Materials