Materials & Material Processing

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

Materials & Material Processing

LED UV Lab Unit targets ink manufacturers.

December 9, 2014

With max curing power of 18 W/cm² and speeds up to 100 m/min, Magic Carpet System facilitates task of developing and testing new UV LED ink formulations. Sample tray, driven by linear actuator, is passed under UV array in precise, controlled, and repeatable manner. UV output and sample tray speed can be separately adjusted by set increments as required. Height adjustable from 5-25 mm, system can accommodate EIT radiometer for precise UV power measurement. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Portable Mixing Station minimizes airborne dust.

December 5, 2014

Featuring integrated dust extraction port, MEGA HIPPO® PMH 80F-RL minimizes airborne dust while mixing when connected to industrial vacuum. Easy-roll Trolley and balanced Easy-tilt Cradle allow one person to mix, transport, and accurately place up to 23 gallons of material at same time, boosting productivity. Equipped with two 8½ in. dia mixing paddles and 15 A/1,800 W, 2-speed motor, station is suitable for mixing cement screeds, overlay/underlay, textured coatings, sealants, and adhesives. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Dry Emulsifiers have minimal resistance to flow.

December 4, 2014

Supplied in 25 lb bags, XPLOR™ Dry Emulsifiers are suitable for diesel, mineral oil, and synthetic-based drilling fluids. They are compatible with variety of solvents, allow for precise dosing, and eliminate drum transportation, cleaning, and disposal costs. Since emulsifiers have minimal resistance to flow, even at temperatures below freezing, they are easier to work with in cold climates than liquid emulsifiers that need to be hot boxed, steamed, or jacketed. Read More