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Plastic Extrusion Resources & Links

Profile Plastics provides the following links as a resouce for additional information on the products and materials available to manufacture your parts.  In addition, many of the sites provide MSDS (material safety data sheets) to keep you current on the material requirements. 

Plastics Information

MatWeb
MatWeb
Database of material properties for thermoplastics and themoset polymers
IDES - The Plastics Web
IDES
Resource of plastics manufacturing

Industry Groups

Green Building Solutions
Green Building Solutions
Resource for ‘green building’ design and construction for more energy-efficient homes.
American Chemistry
American Chemistry
Resource of information on plastics
Vinyl Institute
Vinyl Institute
Resource for the use of vinyl
U.S. Green Building Council
U. S. Green Building Council
Information on green building manufacturing

Plastics Industry Publications

Plastics Technology
Plastics Technology
Current Articles
Weather Testing for the Real World - Broader use of plastics in building products and a growing desire to minimize painting of automotive parts...
What's Ahead for Green Plastics - Look for More Supply, More Varieties, Better Properties...
Extreme Plastics New Contenders Push Limits Of Heat & Chemical Resistance - The top of the thermoplastic performance pyramid is growing more crowded...
Extruding Biopolymers: Packaging Reaps Cost Benefit of Going‘Green’ - Plastics made from renewable carbon chains...

Material Suppliers

The Bayshore Group
The Bayshore Group
Flexible & Rigid PVC Compounds, PVC Resins and Plasticizers
Entec
Entec Polymers, Inc.
Thermoplastic Resins and Custom Compounds
SABIC Innovative Plastics
Sabic Innovative Plastics
Resin Products
PolyOne
PolyOne
Polymer, Elastomer, Colorant
and Additives Products
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Plastic Material Information
Entec
Dow Chemical Company
Plastics and Chemical Products
Exxon Mobil Chemical
Exxon Mobil Chemical
Plastic and Chemical Products
A.Schulman, Inc.
A. Schulman, Inc.
Supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Plastic Material Information
Basell Polyolefins
Basell Polyolefins
Polyolefin Resin Information
   

Standards and Regulations

RoHS
RoHS
Substance Restrictions for Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Underwriters Laboratory
RoHS
Global Product Compliance Information
ASTM International
ASTM International
Source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services
ISO
International Standards Organizations
Standards for Business, Government and Society
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Plastic Resin Regulatory Information
HunterLab
HunterLab
CIE L*a*b Color Scale Information
   
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