Materials & Material Processing

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Two-Shot Molding Elastomers offer alternative to silicone gaskets.

December 18, 2014

Impact-resistant, 2-shot STK thermoplastic elastomers, available in hardnesses from 40 Shore A to 90 Shore A, can be overmolded, twin shot molded, or coextruded in one operation. Properties and design negate need to use silicone gaskets or insert them into housings, while rubbery material improves housing and gasket aspects. Resistant to household cleaning products, elastomers overmold onto diverse substrates: PC, ABS, PC/ABS, acrylic, PBT, PS, PP, PE, copolyester, and polyamides. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Cleaning Products & Equipment

Ultrasonic Cleaning System employs modular design concept.

December 18, 2014

Modules for Modular Aquarius® plug-and-play, multi-tank cleaning system can be integrated together to offer maximum flexibility to end-user; wash and rinse stages can be mixed and matched to provide cleaning system required for application at hand. For 360° accessibility, each module includes removable panel. Multi-Frequency technology is standard in each tank, and system also features Siemens programmable controller and operator interface screen. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Gold Nanoparticles suit photoacoustic imaging applications.

December 18, 2014

When subjected to extreme heat via focused laser beams, Silica-coated Gold Nanorods resist melting and shape distortion. In addition to thermodynamic stability, silica coating also facilitates heat transfer to surrounding fluid, maximizing signal strength. These benefits make gold nanorods optimized contrast agent for in vitro and in vivo photoacoustic imaging as well as other applications involving continuous or pulsed lasers. Read More

Packaging Equipment, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Food Processing & Preparation

PP Clarifying Additive promotes thermoformed package aesthetics.

December 16, 2014

Millad® NX™ 8000 enhances polypropylene (PP) with clarity and bright appearance to convey quality and increase shelf appeal. Also, PP materials clarified with this fourth-generation clarifying agent exhibit increased sustainability. Product can be used in diverse processing methods, including injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming, and is available in masterbatch and powder forms. Use of clarified PP for food trays and container bases enhances compatibility with PP films. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Pre-Hardened Alloy Steel can be polished to high finish.

December 15, 2014

Produced through propriety melting and refining process, Marshalloy MQ/FM Alloy Steel is suitable for plastic injection mold applications as well as short run tools and dies. P-20 is decarb-free, stress-relieved, and tested to rigorous standards to ensure uniformity of structure and low inclusion levels. Pre-hardened to 262/321/BHN, steel has balanced composition that ensures uniform cross-sectional hardness and maintains specified hardness throughout plate. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Material Handling & Storage

Drum Mixing Machine corrects settling and ensures homogenization.

December 12, 2014

By utilizing Corner-Over-Corner tumbling, which corrects settling and homogenizes contents, DrumTumblr™ thoroughly mixes of contents inside 30–55 gal steel, plastic, and fiber drums while conserving time and labor required for doing so. Design also prevents hazards and worker exposures by eliminating need to open drums for mixing. Further increasing worker safety, drums are securely loaded and unloaded via hoist or crane. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Plastic Additive serves as chain extender and crosslinker.

December 11, 2014

In addition to chain extender and crosslinker, NEXAMITE® PBO Multifunction Additive is effective as compatibilizer and acid scavenger in manufacture of virgin polymer blends, engineering plastics, and recycling of mixed plastics. Product optimizes melt viscosity, hydrolytic stability, and heat resistance, which is useful in variety of industries. Applications range from surfboards and gym mats to aircraft wings and rotor blades. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Water Scavenger targets silane-curing adhesives and sealants.

December 10, 2014

Consisting of arylalkoxysilane monomer with very faint odor, GENIOSIL® XL 70 Additive is suitable for products that must avoid unpleasant odors when applied. Clear, colorless, low-viscosity silane has flash point of 96°C as per ISO 3679. As silane-curing adhesives and sealants react with water, product protects polymers from moisture inherent to formulation via fillers and other ingredients. Water scavenger also ensures that product can be used without restriction throughout minimum shelf life. Read More