Quadrant EPP’s Shape Data Approach™ for Thermoplastic Material Specification: An Industry Rethinks Its Approach

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Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, will present on The Shape Data Approach™—a new methodology for improving material specification—at the Oil & Gas Non-Metallics 2015 Conference in London this December. Hosted by Applied Market Information Ltd (a leading global plastics market research consultancy), the conference focuses on the use of nonmetallic materials in HPHT and HPLT oil and gas operations, where the demand for minimizing risk has heightened in recent years.

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Customers are buying processed shapes—not virgin resin. It’s not only logical, but scientifically more accurate to use shape data, since the quality of that data will dictate the expected performance in thermoplastics applications.

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, will present on The Shape Data Approach™—a new methodology for improving material specification—at the Oil & Gas Non-Metallics 2015 Conference in London this December. Hosted by Applied Market Information Ltd (a leading global plastics market research consultancy), the conference focuses on the use of nonmetallic materials in HPHT and HPLT oil and gas operations, where the demand for minimizing risk has heightened in recent years.
The Shape Data Approach™ is a new methodology developed by Quadrant EPP that focuses on clarifying and improving the accuracy of thermoplastics data for more successful specification writing. In oil and gas industries, where part failure can be particularly disastrous (leaks leading to environmental damage; lost revenue due to downtime; and even death), specifying the right material is critical.

Most resin manufacturers only use one process to generate test sample data—typically injection molding. However, Quadrant EPP’s independent testing has proven that materials made with different processes (extrusion or compression molding, for example) result in different data points. This variation in data can result in increases or decreases in safety, performance, and value.

“When suppliers don’t have their own quality control testing labs, they many times pass along resin data in place of shape data,” says Jim Hebel, Quadrant EPP’s Manager of Technical Service & Application Development. “But customers are buying processed shapes—not virgin resin. It’s not only logical, but scientifically more accurate to use shape data, since the quality of that data will dictate the expected performance in thermoplastics applications.”

The Shape Data Approach™ was key during material specification and selection for Quadrant EPP’s 15+ Year Duratron® PAI Labyrinth Seals. The study proved that Quadrant’s Duratron® brand seals are the most superior performing and efficient choice for oil, gas and petrochemical applications.

Hebel will conduct a presentation titled “Successful Thermoplastic Specification Writing: Avoid Property Confusion Using The Shape Data Approach™” at the conference on Thursday, December 10, 2015. To learn more about using The Shape Data Approach™, visit Quadrant.

About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products:
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (Quadrant EPP) is the worldwide leader in high-performance and advanced plastic & polymer innovations. Its superior products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon, and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C). Quadrant EPP’s rods, sheets, tubes, and custom shapes are widely used in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation, and construction & heavy equipment industries. Showcasing the largest portfolio of engineering plastic materials in the market, Quadrant EPP’s global footprint includes over 2,000 team members across the world
from application development and technical service engineering to branch offices and technical
support.
Acetron, Borotron, CleanStat, Duraspin, Duratron, Erta, Ertalyte, Ertalene, Ertalon, Extreme Materials, Fluorosint, Ketron, MC, Monocast, Nylatron, Nylasteel, Polypenco, Proteus, Sanalite, Semitron, Symalit, Techtron, TIVAR, and Vibratuf are registered trademarks of the Quadrant group of companies.

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