BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/14 -- High performance thermoplastics (HPTPs) -- lightweight materials with the potential to replace advanced metal, ceramic, and other composite parts -- are on the road to key market advances, according to Lux Research. These multifunctional materials will overcome a mix of cost and performance constraints to find broader adoption, building on past successes in aerospace, medical and electronics applications.
"Bringing HPTP products to market successfully requires a confluence of high-performance demands, typically across multiple metrics where HPTPs excel -- and an acceptable price point," said Anthony Vicari, Lux Research Associate and the lead author of the report titled, "Innovating High Performance Thermoplastics: Scouting Process and Material Technologies for Existing and Emerging Markets."
Lux Research analysts evaluated the evolving market for HPTPs with a focus on three families -- sulfur-containing HPTPs, polyketones, and polyimides -- that have among the best high temperature properties and operating performance in their neat (pure) form, and are most commonly used neat or as composite matrices. Among their findings:
The report, titled "Innovating High Performance Thermoplastics: Scouting Process and Material Technologies for Existing and Emerging Markets," is part of the Lux Research Advanced Materials Intelligence service.
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