Product & Technical Guides

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.

CHIMEI WONDERLOY® PC/ABS

Does your application require high impact, high temperature resistance and good dimensional stability? Perhaps you may want to consider CHIMEI WONDERLOY® PC/ABS alloys as your material choice? Entec Polymers technical representatives can assist you in selecting the WONDERLOY® grade that best meets your applications performance needs.

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EMS-GRIVORY - Transparent Nylon Series Overview

Are you working on a new product development that requires crystal clear transparency, chemical resistance, and extreme toughness? Look no further than the EMS TR series of polymers. Let our team of product experts help you navigate the path to finding the optimal resin for your medical, automotive, or consumer durable application.

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HYPRO® Brand Overview

Entec Polymers offers a broad portfolio of generic prime polypropylene (PP) resins. This product family includes homopolymer, impact copolymer, and random copolymer resins, with a broad range of melt flow and additive packages.

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Automotive Material Positioning Guide

Material selection made easier. We are always ready to help assist you in selecting the best resin for your application. This guide lists applications, key criteria, resin recommendations and polymer trade names from leading suppliers in the automotive industry.

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HYPEL Brand Overview

Looking for more polyethylene options? In addition to prime polyethylene, Entec Polymers also offers HYPEL® generic prime HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE. Contact your Entec Polymers sales representative for more information on these products.

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Automotive Resin Selection Guide

Check out our new Automotive Resin Selection Guide. This guide gives you an overview of commonly used polymer materials for automotive applications including powertrain/underhood as well as interior and exterior.

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HYRENE Brand Overview

Entec Polymers offers a broad portfolio of generic prime GPPS and HIPS. Our product and technical teams can help you determine the best product to meet your application needs.

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Impact Modifiers for Engineering Resins

Are you looking for modifiers for your engineering resin compounds? Then look no further. Entec Polymers offers a range of impact modifiers and compatibilizers for engineering resins such as Nylon, ABS, PC, PC Alloys, Polyesters, PLA and PPS. Let us help you select the best impact modifier for your compounding needs.

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Caps & Closures

Are you looking for the right material for your cap and closure applications? Entec Polymers offers a broad range of HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE and PP options for every type of cap and closure. In addition, we can also support you with masterbatch additives including colors, nucleating agents and more.

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Dictionary of Recycling Terms

Reduce, Reuse. RECYCLE. This is a common phrase that we all hear, but our Dictionary of Recycling Terms can help you clear up some of the confusion around specific words or phrases used in the recycling industry. Let our dictionary help you to increase your knowledge on terms, equipment, materials, and processes related to the recycling industry!

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Sustainable Polymer Solutions

Are you looking for resins to help you meet your sustainability goals? Entec Polymers has a portfolio of bio-based resins, compostable resins, post-industrial and post-consumer recycled resins, and enhancing additives to meet your needs.

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TOPAS COC Product Guide

Are you looking for a polymer with glass-like clarity, elevated temperature resistance, high water vapor barrier, and easy processability for your healthcare, packaging, optical or electronic application? Look no further than TOPAS® COC (Cyclic Olefin Copolymer) to meet all of your needs.

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Dictionary of Plastic Industry Terms

Siri and Alexa not very helpful for unique plastics industry terms? Refer to Entec Polymers Dictionary of Plastic Industry Terms for more help. We’ve compiled a short list of specific plastic industry terms with easy to understand definitions that can help, especially if you’re newer to the plastics industry!

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Elastomers for Bitumen Modification

Are you looking for elastomers other than SBS to modify your bitumen compounds? Let Entec Polymers help you select alternate elastomers and modifiers for use in your bitumen formulations for roofing shingles, flexible roofing membranes, or bitumen pavement compounds.

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INEOS Styrolution Styroflex® PM VA 800 Powder

Styroflex® PM VA 800 is a powdered version of Styroflex® 2G66, a SBC (styrene-butadiene block copolymer) with the properties of a S-TPE (styrene thermoplastic elastomer), developed for polymer modification and compatibilization.

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Pulverized Resin Quality

Is your roto resin not flowing the way you need it to? Our Pulverized Resin Quality document can help explain why the quality of the pulverizing operation is critical to successful roto molding.

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Compounding Market Brochure

Are you looking to improve your plastic compounds? Let Entec Polymers help you with the right resins, impact modifiers, and compatibilizers to make your compounds exceptional!

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Dow VERSIFY Plastomers & Elastomers

Entec Polymers has significant knowledge and experience with the Dow VERSIFY Plastomers & Elastomer in a wide variety of applications, markets and industries. Let our technical specialists help you select the best VERSIFY product for your film, coating or compounding application.

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Packaging Line Card

Entec Polymers has a diverse line card for flexible and rigid packaging. Our business development and technical service teams can help optimize a material solution for any packaging need.

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Transparent Polymers Comparison

Do you need a transparent polymer but are confused by the many choices? Our Transparent Polymer Comparison Guide provides you with a comparison of several key properties for a number of common transparent polymers. This guide allows you to quickly and easily compare the transparent polymers and the properties that are important for your application. You can also reach out to our technical experts with any questions or for more assistance.

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UL94 - 5VA Materials Overview

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.

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Dow AFFINITY Polyolefin Plastomers

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.

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Dow INFUSE Olefin Block Copolymers

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.

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Dow ENGAGE Polyolefin Elastomers

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.

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Ineos Styrolution Zylar 631 Product Guide

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.

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Impact Modifiers for Nylon Compounds

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.

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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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Rheology vs Shear Rate

The goal of understanding the relationship of shear rate and viscosity of a material is to increase the understanding of how a material process and flow once molten.

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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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Troubleshooting Guide For Injection Molding

While injection molding is common inside the plastics industry, it is important to understand how to troubleshoot issues included with the job. Entec Polymers can assist with your processing needs to create an efficient work environment.

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Modifiers for Recycled Plastics

With recent publicity related to recycling plastic, it is important to understand which modifiers can be involved in different plastics. Entec polymers can offer information to help understand how they can affect recycled plastics.

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Interesting and Unique Applications for Thermoplastics

This document highlights some of these more unique and interesting uses of thermoplastic resins. Entec Polymers has the knowledge and experience and is uniquely positioned to assist you with your most unique and challenging uses of thermoplastics resins. Let us help you deliver the solutions to your customer’s most challenging needs!

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Compounding 101

Introduction to Polymer Compounding. Compounding is a melt blending process where a thermoplastic resin is combined with additives and reinforcements such as anti-oxidants, UV stabilizers, impact modifiers, colorants, flame retardants, glass fibers or minerals. The uses of thermoplastic compounds is only limited by our imaginations and our creativity in developing compounds to meet the end-use requirements.

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Packaging Sealant Selection Guide

Entec’s broad portfolio of sealant resin technologies is poised to satisfy all current packaging needs. Entec’s Packaging Team has an expansive knowledge of film structure, packaging machinery and sealing requirements to help ensure our customers success.

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Entec Auto Applications ~ Two Shot Molding Solutions

Two Shot Technology with PP/ASA/Nylon & TPV. Entec offers a cost-effective solution to challenges caused by parts that require the use of two different plastics. Two Shot injection molding is a process that molds one part using two different plastic resins. This enabling technology allows you to integrate two different plastic resins into one part without any post-molding assembly.

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Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP)

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is one of several different methods that can be used to repair existing underground pipes that may be damaged or leaking due to corrosion, tree root intrusion, frost or other causes.

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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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Rotational Molding Materials

Pulverized resins in powder form specifically formulated for rotational molding. Use this guide to see an overview of densities and melt flows. Contact us for technical support on specific applications.

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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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