Plastic Compounds

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Backlight Reflective Film brightens displays.

August 3, 2016

Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single outgoing direction. Non-metallic, multi-layered polymer film will not interfere with electronics or WiFi. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Barrier Lamination reduces sealant side extractables.

June 16, 2016

Targeting pharmaceutical and medical device markets, PRO FlexiPURE™ addresses trace contaminants found in film structures. Solution reduces sealant-side extractables (in water, alcohol and hexane) by 60% as well as time and effort needed to complete drug submission packaging requirements. With low extractable profile that minimizes compounds requiring identification, analysis, and monitoring, aluminum foil barrier provides low moisture and oxygen transmission rates and light penetration. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

PolyAd Services Introduces New Product Lines

June 10, 2016

To Drive Improved Performance, Reliability Efficiency of Nylon Additive Solutions Raise the Bar for Heat & Light Stability In Automotive, Fibers, Wire & Cable Plus Other Industries ST. LOUIS - PolyAd Services, LLC, the global plastics additives innovator, is introducing two branded product lines to drive enhanced performance and efficiency of light-weight nylon, especially for end-users... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

High-Barrier Transparent PET Film suits retort pouch applications.

May 18, 2016

Used to produce transparent, printable, and microwaveable packaging, Barrialox® SBR2 aluminum oxide-coated polyester film resists pinholing, flex-cracking, and scuffing/abrasion. Thermal stability and such mechanical properties as strength and dimensional stability enable product to withstand converting process conditions and retort sterilization heat/pressure. Typical value, flat sheet oxygen- and moisture-barrier transmission rates are, respectively, 0.01 cc/100 in. and 0.02 g/100 in. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

3D Printing: Ultem® PEI

April 29, 2016

Ultem®/PEI (polyetherimide) has struck the 3D printing world as a high performance material for 3D printing beds. Ultem®/PEI film enables 3D printing enthusiasts to produce both ABS and PLA prints. This film offers extreme heat resistance, coupled with high mechanical strength, stiffness, UV stability, and broad chemical resistance. Ultem® allows 3D prints to be held firmly in place at high... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Micro-Sensing with Plastics: Empowering People for a Sustainable Planet

March 18, 2016

Cope Plastics Works With Local Students To Build Solution for Safe Drinking Water Around the World! Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Lewis Clark Community College and the National Great Rivers Research Education Center in Alton, IL developed MoboSens: a Mobile Phone Liquid Sensing Technology to be used for testing water contamination anywhere... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Recent Food Recalls Due to Plastic Contamination Prompt Major Restaurant Chains and Retailers to Insist on Additional Food Processing Safeguards; Eriez® PolyMag® Additives Provide a Solution

March 15, 2016

Erie, PA - Recalls resulting from plastic contamination in food products are on the upswing in the United States, prompting major restaurant chains and retailers to demand their food processing suppliers utilize plastic and rubber items that are metal detectable. Eriez® provides a solution with its FDA compliant PolyMag® Additives which impart metal detectability, x-ray contrast and magnetic... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

ETFE Adhesive chemically bonds to engineered plastics.

March 10, 2016

Able to bond to dissimilar materials, such as polyamides, polyethylenes, and metals, Fluon® ETFE LH-8000 is suited for producing multilayer structures in one-step process without surface treatment. Chemical-resistant product has ultra-low melting point of 180–190°C, and offers wide processing temperature range between melting point and onset of degradation (350°C). Typical applications include chemical bags, hot water hoses, and anti-stick conveyor belts. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

Tekra Showing at DScoop 11 in San Antonio, TX

February 22, 2016

New Berlin WI – Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. an inaugural member of DScoop and an appointed HP Indigo Preferred Partner, will be exhibiting at DScoop in San Antonio for their 11th year at booth #549. Tekra will be featuring several plastic substrates for both the Indigo presses, as well as, various inkjet press types. “Our time-tested Dura-Go products are coated with a top-quality... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

February Material Highlight: ITW Formex(TM)

February 12, 2016

This month we highlight ITW's Formex™ flexible polypropylene materials. Formex™ is a flame retardant material that provides superior electrical insulation and barrier protection in various industrial and consumer electronic equipment. This material is able to create a 'living hinge' for fantastic score and fold ability, making it easy to create 3-Dimensional parts that can... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Liquid Additives come in drums that stay sealed throughout use.

February 1, 2016

Available for plastics processors, GlobalPlus™ single-additive dispersions come in containers that stay sealed – from loading dock arrival; through storage, handling, and metering into process; and during return for replenishment. Additive is metered into process by pump located inside drum, which eliminates such liquid handling complications as spillage, leakage, cleanup, pump maintenance, unused additive, and environmental concerns. Letdowns are 0.1%–1.5% typ. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Amorphous PHA Grade optimizes PVC and PLA performance.

January 21, 2016

Consisting of softer and more rubbery version of PHA, Amorphous PHA offers fundamentally different performance profile from crystalline forms of PHA. Product is produced by fermentation and extracted using patented solvent recovery process. At low loading levels, a-PHA can serve as process aid and performance modifier for PVC. Amorphous PHA also complements bio-content and compostability profile of biopolymer PLA while delivering improvements in mechanical properties. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Vecoplan, LLC Christens New Test Lab

January 20, 2016

Shredder Testing On Your Materials Vecoplan, the worldwide leader in size reduction technology, recently christened their new state-of-the-art test lab. An integral part of Vecoplan's continuing expansion, the lab serves two functions vital to Vecoplan's long-term goals. "First it provides a practical hands-on environment to test the feasibility and ensure the quality of our RD... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Plastics Color Announces 2016 Color of the Year

January 20, 2016

Chicago – Plastics Color Corporation, an industry leader in colorants, compounds, additive masterbatches and custom polymer technologies, has revealed their 2016 Color of the Year. The top spot goes to a bright, reddish hue appropriately named Giggles. This lively shade tops Plastic Color's list of hottest colors for the coming year, a collection that includes other provocative hues such... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

MicroBlok: The Ultimate Protection For The Electronics You Love

January 14, 2016

The threat of bacteria is everywhere. While the first thoughts of bacteria often lead you to visions of illness, it may take you by surprise to learn that your favorite electronics are often more susceptible to being attacked by these unwanted microorganisms. In a study by Which?, an independent group known for testing household products, phones were found to have seven times more "hazardous"... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Apex Launches High-End Sheet Operation with Davis-Standard System

January 8, 2016

Pawcatuck, Conn. – A recently installed Davis-Standard sheet system has Advanced Plastic Extrusion, LLC (Apex), up and running with excellent results. Apex, based in North Carolina, is a new company focused on processing high-quality sheet with a "class A" surface for specialty and laminated sheet applications. Since starting production in September, Apex has been processing sheet using... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Meet TenasiTech at Booth #7 at "2016 Plastics in Automotive" in Detroit, January 12

January 8, 2016

BOSTON – TenasiTech is excited to exhibit its anti-mar additives at the Detroit event. Most recently, acrylic glass with the additives has successfully undergone 1,000 hours accelerated UV ageing, still giving 7H pencil scratch performance. These and other results can be downloaded. CEO, Richard Marshall, said, "We offer a great option for scuff resistant plastics in automotive... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Bedford Reinforced Plastics to Exhibit at 2015 POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas

November 17, 2015

BEDFORD, Pa. - Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural profiles, pultruded and molded grating, will be exhibiting at the 2015 POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center from December 8-10(th )in booth No. 2808. POWER-GEN International is the world's largest power generation event focusing on... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Multi-purpose Adhesive/Sealant features clear appearance.

November 2, 2015

Based on silane terminated polymer technology, Sikaflex® Crystal Clear is suited for interior and exterior jobs. Single-component, solvent-free adhesive and sealant will adhere to most construction materials and surfaces, including metals, plastics, glass, tile, concrete, drywall, plywood, enamel, and painted surfaces. Product can be over painted after full cure and is suited for any area constantly exposed to high levels of humidity such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean

Packaging Resins balance stiffness and toughness.

November 2, 2015

Created from patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology, INNATE™ Precision Packaging Resins are suited for variety of applications ranging from flexible food packaging to heavy-duty industrial shipping sacks. Products offer abuse resistance, optimized sustainability profiles due to light-weighting potential, film toughness without compromising stiffness, and processing ease with bubble stability. Read More