Materials & Material Processing

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Grinding Machine produces rotationally symmetrical tools.

October 31, 2014

Engineered for high-production volumes, Walter Helitronic Mini Automation Machine features robot loader that can handle up to 1,500 tools. Double-ended spindle accommodates up to 3 grinding wheels per end to process end mills, drills, step tools, woodworking tools, and profile tools from 0.04–0.63 in. dia. Max tool length is 7.3 in., with minimum diameter of 0.04 in. for production blanks and 0.12 in. for regrinding. Fanuc control and HELITRONIC Tool Studio combine to operate 5 CNC axes. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Oil Demulsifier suits low temperature applications.

October 31, 2014

Suited for all international onshore and offshore applications, WACKER® SG 3377 permits breaking of oil emulsion in areas where sufficient temperature is not available at process sites such as older wells or arctic drilling fields. Silicone-based product, performing at crude oil temperatures of 40°C or less, reduces water fractions in crude oil to 1% and minimizes oil remnants in waste water down to 10 ppm. Due to high surface activity, additive breaks emulsion rapidly. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Paints & Coatings

Textured Polycarbonate Sheet enhances daylighting applications.

October 30, 2014

Offered in clear and white color options for commercial skylight and daylighting system manufacturers, Makrolon® SK polycarbonate prismatic textured sheet is optimized to diffuse and distribute light while maintaining maximum light transmission. Material can be draped or thermoformed in skylight applications and is formulated for maximum impact resistance. Grade incorporating UV-enhanced cap layer is available as Makrolon® SK1 polycarbonate sheet. Read More

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