Volume cost in plastics applications
Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Mineral fillers are widely used in the plastics industry to enhance polymer properties and reduce ingredient costs. But, as Siddartha Roy demonstrates, over-use of fillers can be a false economy
The volume cost of a raw material input is the purchase cost
of a unit volume of the material.1 It is extremely important to
understand the volume cost of polymers and their additives as
this plays a key role in their selection for a particular
application. Price is one of the...