Volume cost in plastics applications

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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...

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