Innovative metal additives to help the plastics industry

Text & images by Dr. Brad Richards, Product Manager at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products

With a renewed focus on the environment, sustainable living, and health, the way we engineer plastic products for all markets is changing. Greater attention is being paid worldwide to the plastic materials used to create our packaging; handle our food and drinks; and improve part performance and function.

Innovative metal additives to help the plastics industry
Metal additives engineered to improve the performance of critical quality plastics.

The research and development team at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) has taken an interest in the emerging capabilities of plastics. The business has invested time and resources into turning its high-alloy and stainless steel powders into ideal additive or filler materials for use in several applications, including detectable plastic compounds for food and pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as next generation engineered plastics for improved functionality and durability.