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Plastics by Type

Looking for a broad line of resins for your plastics processes? No matter your industry or production type, Nexeo Solutions connects customers with an expansive selection of premier plastic types from world-class suppliers. Use the grid below to explore the breadth of our line card by type or resin.

ABS
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene )
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene )

ABS is a terpolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene and is a common thermoplastic polymer. Its glass transition temperature is approximately 221°F. ABS…

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ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene )
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene )

ABS is a terpolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene and is a common thermoplastic polymer. Its glass transition temperature is approximately 221°F. ABS is amorphous and therefore has no true melting point.

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PMMA
Acrylic (Polymethyl Methacrylate)
Acrylic (Polymethyl Methacrylate)

Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is also known as acrylic or acrylic glass. It is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

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Acrylic (Polymethyl Methacrylate)
Acrylic (Polymethyl Methacrylate)

Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is also known as acrylic or acrylic glass. It is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

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HYDROCEROL
Additives & Concentrates
Additives & Concentrates

Additives & Concentrates would include products to alter or enhance thermoplastics in these areas Anti-Fog, AntiStats, AntiBlocks, AntiMicrobials, Color Concentrates, Compatibilizers, Conductivity, Corrosion…

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Additives & Concentrates
Additives & Concentrates

Additives & Concentrates would include products to alter or enhance thermoplastics in these areas Anti-Fog, AntiStats, AntiBlocks, AntiMicrobials, Color Concentrates, Compatibilizers, Conductivity, Corrosion Inhibitors, Coupling Agents, Flame Retardants, Laser Marking, Light Diffusion, Lubricants, Matting Agents, Mold Release, Nucleating Agents, Opacifiers, Optical Brighteners, Oxygen Scavengers, Phosphorescents, Processing Aides, Purge Agents, Regrind Optimization, Slip, UV Additives.

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ASA
Alloys
Alloys

Thermoplastic Alloys are a combination of different types of thermoplastics to combine the best attributes of each thermoplastic. Attributes such as Chemical Resistance, Stiffness, Toughness, UV Resistance.

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Alloys
Alloys

Thermoplastic Alloys are a combination of different types of thermoplastics to combine the best attributes of each thermoplastic. Attributes such as Chemical Resistance, Stiffness, Toughness, UV Resistance.

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Copolymer
Copolyesters
Copolyesters

Copolyester forms when modifications are made to polyesters. Copolyesters retain their strength, clarity, and other mechanical properties even when exposed to a variety of chemicals that typically affect…

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Copolyesters
Copolyesters

Copolyester forms when modifications are made to polyesters. Copolyesters retain their strength, clarity, and other mechanical properties even when exposed to a variety of chemicals that typically affect other materials, such as polycarbonates. This, plus their versatility and flexibility, allows manufacturers to use them effectively in the design of both high-volume, low-cost parts as well as critical, more expensive component parts.

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EVA
EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)
EVA

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate is a copolymer of Ethylene and Vinyl Acetate. Polyethylene products are usually not classified as EVA unless VA% content exceeds 7%. As VA% increases, clarity and hot tack properties…

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EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)
EVA

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate is a copolymer of Ethylene and Vinyl Acetate. Polyethylene products are usually not classified as EVA unless VA% content exceeds 7%. As VA% increases, clarity and hot tack properties increase. EVA is commonly used in adhesives, compouonding, foams, packaging, and wire & cable.

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Ionomer
Ionomer
Ionomer

Ionomers are transparent polymers and are named because their molecules are "ionically" crosslinked. The ionic bonds can be separated when heated allowing them to be processed and when cooled the ionic…

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Ionomer
Ionomer

Ionomers are transparent polymers and are named because their molecules are "ionically" crosslinked. The ionic bonds can be separated when heated allowing them to be processed and when cooled the ionic bonds return. The ionic crosslinking makes the material very tough and cut resistant. Ionomers are commonly used in Golf Ball Jackets, Flooring, Packaging, and Wire & Cable.

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Polyamide, Unspecified
Nylons (Polyamides)
Nylons (Polyamides)

A polyamide (known as PA or nylon) is a macromolecule with repeating units linked by amide bonds. Polyamides occur both naturally and artificially. Examples of naturally occurring polyamides are proteins,…

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Nylons (Polyamides)
Nylons (Polyamides)

A polyamide (known as PA or nylon) is a macromolecule with repeating units linked by amide bonds. Polyamides occur both naturally and artificially. Examples of naturally occurring polyamides are proteins, such as wool and silk. Artificially made polyamides, such as nylon, aramids and sodium poly (asparate) can be made through step-growth polymerization or solid-phase synthesis. Known for its strength, temperature resistance and chemical compatibility, nylon is an ideal material for multiple applications.

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pbt
PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)
PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)

PBT is a thermoplastic engineering polymer that is used as an insulator in the electrical and electronics industries. It is a thermoplastic (semi-) crystalline polymer and a type of polyester. PBT is resistant…

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PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)
PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)

PBT is a thermoplastic engineering polymer that is used as an insulator in the electrical and electronics industries. It is a thermoplastic (semi-) crystalline polymer and a type of polyester. PBT is resistant to solvents, shrinks very little during forming, is mechanically strong, heat-resistant up to 150°C (or 200°C with glass-fiber reinforcement) and can be treated with flame retardants to make it noncombustible.

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Polycarbonate
PC (Polycarbonates)
PC (Polycarbonates)

PC are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent.…

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PC (Polycarbonates)
PC (Polycarbonates)

PC are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed, which means they can be used in many applications.

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Polyethylene
PE (Polyethylene)
PE (Polyethylene)

Polyethylene or polythene (PE) is the most common plastic. The annual global production is around 80 million tons. Its primary use is in packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes, containers…

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PE (Polyethylene)
PE (Polyethylene)

Polyethylene or polythene (PE) is the most common plastic. The annual global production is around 80 million tons. Its primary use is in packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes, containers including bottles, etc.).

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Plastomer, Ethylene-based
Plastomers
Plastomers

Plastomers are a broad category of olefin based products which may be one of the following: Ethylene Propylene, Ethylene Butene, Ethylene Hexene, Ethylene Octene. Product Density greater than 0.880 density…

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Plastomers
Plastomers

Plastomers are a broad category of olefin based products which may be one of the following: Ethylene Propylene, Ethylene Butene, Ethylene Hexene, Ethylene Octene. Product Density greater than 0.880 density are generally referred to as Polyolefin Plastomers and product density lower than 0.880 density are generally referred to as Polyolefin Elastomers. Plastomers are commonly used in Adhesives, Compounding, Foams, Packaging, and Wire & Cable.

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Polysulfone
Polysulfones
Polysulfones

Polysulfones are a family of thermoplastic polymers. These polymers are known for their toughness and stability at high temperatures. In principle, any polymer containing a sulfonyl group could be called…

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Polysulfones
Polysulfones

Polysulfones are a family of thermoplastic polymers. These polymers are known for their toughness and stability at high temperatures. In principle, any polymer containing a sulfonyl group could be called "polysulfone."

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POM
POM (Acetal Polyoxymethylene)
POM (Acetal Polyoxymethylene)

Acetal, also known as POM or polyformaldehyde, is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.

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POM (Acetal Polyoxymethylene)
POM (Acetal Polyoxymethylene)

Acetal, also known as POM or polyformaldehyde, is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.

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Polypropylene
PP (Polypropylene )
PP (Polypropylene )

PP, also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications, including packaging, plastic parts in industries, labeling, textiles, reusable containers, lab equipment…

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PP (Polypropylene )
PP (Polypropylene )

PP, also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications, including packaging, plastic parts in industries, labeling, textiles, reusable containers, lab equipment and medical devices. It is a white, mechanically rugged material, and is resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids.

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PPA
PPA (Polyphthalamide)
PPA (Polyphthalamide)

Polyphthalamides are a type of partially aromatic Nylons. Most PPA grades are filled(glass and/or mineral) to enhance stiffness for high temperature applications where Nylon 66 would not perform. PPA…

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PPA (Polyphthalamide)
PPA (Polyphthalamide)

Polyphthalamides are a type of partially aromatic Nylons. Most PPA grades are filled(glass and/or mineral) to enhance stiffness for high temperature applications where Nylon 66 would not perform. PPA is used to replace applications that would likely otherwise be made in a metal or higher priced thermoplastic. PPA's are commonly used in Appliance, Automotive, E&E, and Industrial applications requiring high heat and good chemical resistanced performance.

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PPS
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)

PPS is an organic polymer consisting of aromatic rings linked by sulfides. Synthetic fiber and textiles derived from this polymer resist chemical and thermal attack. PPS is used in filter fabric for coal…

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PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)

PPS is an organic polymer consisting of aromatic rings linked by sulfides. Synthetic fiber and textiles derived from this polymer resist chemical and thermal attack. PPS is used in filter fabric for coal boilers, papermaking felts, electrical insulation, film capacitors, specialty membranes, gaskets and packing.

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PS
PS (Polystyrene)
PS (Polystyrene)

PS is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit…

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PS (Polystyrene)
PS (Polystyrene)

PS is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit weight. It is a rather poor barrier to oxygen and water vapor and has a relatively low melting point. Polystyrene is one of the most widely used plastics, the scale of its production being several million tons per year.

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PVC
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Polyvinyl chloride, also known as polyvinyl or vinyl, commonly abbreviated PVC, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC comes in two…

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PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Polyvinyl chloride, also known as polyvinyl or vinyl, commonly abbreviated PVC, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid (sometimes abbreviated as RPVC) and flexible.

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SAN
SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile)
SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile)

SAN resin is a copolymer plastic consisting of styrene and acrylonitrile. It is widely used in place of polystyrene owing to its greater thermal resistance.

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SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile)
SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile)

SAN resin is a copolymer plastic consisting of styrene and acrylonitrile. It is widely used in place of polystyrene owing to its greater thermal resistance.

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Thermoplastic Elastomer
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE's) are compounds made using thermoplastics and rubbers that have rubber like properties and characteristics. TPE's have a durometer range from very soft gels and up through…

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TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE's) are compounds made using thermoplastics and rubbers that have rubber like properties and characteristics. TPE's have a durometer range from very soft gels and up through 50-60 D on the shore hardness scale. TPE's are commonly used in Soft Touch, Hose, Appliance, Automotive, Building & Construction, Healthcare, Wire & Cable, Utility.

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Thermoplastic Polyurethane
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

TPU is any of a class of polyurethane plastics with many properties, including elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil, grease and abrasion.

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TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

TPU is any of a class of polyurethane plastics with many properties, including elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil, grease and abrasion.

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TPV
TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate)
TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate)

Thermoplastic Vulcanizates are compounds primarily comprised of polypropylene and EPDM rubber. The EPDM rubber within the polypropylene matrix is vulcanized which provides good compression set resistance.…

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TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate)
TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate)

Thermoplastic Vulcanizates are compounds primarily comprised of polypropylene and EPDM rubber. The EPDM rubber within the polypropylene matrix is vulcanized which provides good compression set resistance. Durometers range from 35 Shore A up to 50 Shore D. TPV's are commonly used in Soft Touch, Hose, Appliance, Automotive, Building & Construction, Healthcare, Wire & Cable, and Utility.

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