Materials & Material Processing

Materials & Material Processing

Glass-Filled PAEK offers alternative to PEEK products.

October 29, 2014

Available in pellet form in light beige and black, 30% glass-reinforced AvaSpire® AV-652 features nominal melt viscosity of 0.49 kPa-s and is designed for processing by injection molding. Material resists variety of chemicals including acids, bases, and most organic solvents. Hydrolytic stability allows prolonged use in hot water and steam environments. In addition, material resists virtually all commercial sterilization techniques including heat, steam, gamma radiation, and ethylene oxide. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Conductive Plastic Materials target shielding market.

October 28, 2014

Designed to meet requirements for light weighting and resistance to harsh environments, Conductive Plastic Materials include one product with inner core of unplated 12K and 24K carbon fiber, and second material using copper-plated carbon fiber. Both can be formulated with most base resins, including ABS, PA66, PBT, PC, and PP. Depending on loading of carbon fiber to resin, unplated pellet offers attenuation from 30 dB at 30 MHz to nearly 55 dB at 3 GHz with wall thickness from 1–3 mm. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Cleaning Products & Equipment

Self-Texturing PVC Compounds serve automotive applications.

October 28, 2014

Intended for exterior moldings and trim, Apex® 1545-D40 ST compounds enable direct extrusion of smooth, textured surfaces that remain blemish-free after prolonged outdoor exposure. Typical properties include respective Shore C and D hardness values in 60–70 and 34–44 ranges, specific gravity from 1.37–1.43, tensile strength from 8–18 MPa, and elongation at break from 150%–250%. Products can be coextruded, bond to metal, or offered in custom colors and gloss. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Barrier Film can replace aluminum foil laminates.

October 28, 2014

Offering sustainable alternative to foil-based materials for packaging applications in healthcare, food, and industrial markets, Flexi FoilFree HB provides moisture, oxygen, and vapor barrier properties when incorporated in laminate. Film also promotes flex-crack and puncture resistance properties as well as tear open properties. Packaging produced with this film retains its defined appearance even after processing and handling. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Printable PTC Inks target heating applications.

October 27, 2014

Replacing traditional copper wire and printed carbon, LOCTITE ECI 8000 Series enables design of products that require adaptable heating functionality. Positive Temperature Coefficient materials are self-regulating so that temperature does not rise above set point, and non-linear relationship between voltage and temperature eliminates need for fuse. With rapid and uniform heating, inks are suited for automotive mirrors and windshields, seat heaters, and condensation control in consumer goods. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Emulsifier works with low density ammonium nitrate.

October 24, 2014

Unaffected by ingredients in porous low density ammonium nitrate (LDAN), ARKOMON XP 1014 enables use of LDAN in emulsion explosives to deliver consistent, reliable blast results. Emulsifier forms emulsions that are stable and water resistant, and emulsion shelf life, measured in weeks, affords users flexibility to store emulsion or account for delays in blasting process. Resulting droplet size promotes velocity of detonation and effective use of available blast energy. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Sheet Molding Compound Solutions use boron-free glass.

October 24, 2014

Designed for automotive and transportation Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) applications, Advantex® ME1975 glass fiber multi-end roving creates Class A surface appearance without rippling. Providing optimal wetting performance with glass content as high as 60% in epoxy-based SMC applications, Advantex ME1510 can produce lighter and stronger products that can replace traditional metal in structural applications in automotive and industrial markets. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Inline Spark Arrestor cools glowing embers in exhaust duct.

October 24, 2014

By changing characteristics of gas flow through duct from laminar to turbulent flow, SparkBuster cools sparks to within 200°F of gas temperature in duct. Static mixing device is suitable for spark arrestor duty and, under prescribed conditions, will eliminate any sparks and embers from air stream. Available in 4 in. sizes and up, SparkBuster has auto-self-cleaning option and no moving parts. Unit can be installed in both new and existing systems, as well as flanged or clamp-together systems. Read More