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Most popular Plastics and Elastomers on SpecialChem in 2023

Published January 4, 2024

SpecialChem's plastics and elastomers platform is essential for material specifiers in 2023. Last year, the database attracted over 3.5 million pageviews and 2.2 million visits (from converters, OEMs, and brand owners).

With more than 1,100 suppliers and 98,000+ products listed, our Selector, Product Master Data, is an extensive source of knowledge where our users can easily find the right plastics for their applications. We analyzed the data to discover which materials were the most popular in 2023 and see how the search trends changed compared to last year.

Browse our TOP plastics and elastomers by category:

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Top 20 Thermoplastics

Our top is based on product views during 2023 from over 1.4 Million visitors on SpecialChem Omnexus platform.

  1. Polyamide - PA
  2. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - ABS
  3. Polypropylene - PP +1
  4. Polyacetal Polyoxymethylene - POM -1
  5. Polyethylene - PE
  6. Fluoropolymers +1
  7. Polycarbonate - PC -1
  8. Polyester
  9. Acrylic - PMMA
  10. Polystyrene - PS
  11. Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate - ASA
  12. Polyvinyl chloride - PVC
  13. Ethylene Copolymer Functionalized PE
  14. Polysulfone - PSU +2
  15. Vinyl Alcohol - VOH -2
  16. Polyphenylene Ether - PPE +4
  17. Polyhydroxy alkanoate - PHA
  18. Cellulosic polymers -3
  19. Polyphenylene Sulfide - PPS -1
  20. Other styrenics
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Top 10 TPEs and TPVs

Our top is based on product views during 2023 from over 1.4 Million visitors on SpecialChem Omnexus platform.

  1. TPU or TPE-U (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) +1
  2. PEBA (Polyether Block Amide) -1
  3. TPO or TPE-O (Thermoplastic Olefin Elastomer)
  4. SBC or TPE-S (Styrenic Block Copolymer)
  5. TPV or TPE-V (VulcanizedOlefinic) SEBS
  6. Unspecified TPE
  7. Polyester TPE
  8. Other TPE - TPV 
  9. PVC Elastomer
  10. TPSiV (Thermoplastic Silicone Vulcanizate)

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Top 10 Thermosets

Our top is based on product views during 2023 from over 1.4 Million visitors on SpecialChem Omnexus platform.

  1. Epoxy - EP
  2. Unsaturated Polyester - UPR
  3. Phenolic, Phenol Formaldehyde - P or PF
  4. Thermoset Polyurethane - PUR +2
  5. Vinyl Ester - VE
  6. Melamine Formaldehyde - MF -2
  7. Dicyclopentadiene - DCPD +1
  8. Thermoset Polyimide - PI +1
  9. Thermoset Silicone - SI -2
  10. Urea Formaldehyde - UF
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Top 10 Rubbers

Our top is based on product views during 2023 from over 1.4 Million visitors on SpecialChem Omnexus platform.

  1. Silicone
  2. Butadiene, Polybutadiene - BR +1
  3. Styrene Butadiene - SBR +2
  4. Nitrile Butadiene - NBR
  5. Ethylene Propylene - EP -3
  6. Fluoroelastomers
  7. Butyl Rubber +2
  8. Polyurethane - PU -1
  9. Chloro-sulphonated Polyethylene Rubber - CSM +5
  10. Polyacrykate Rubber - ACM +1

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