Materials & Material Processing

Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Polycarbonate Film addresses need for clear signage.

June 4, 2015

In addition to optimized ink adhesion, even with heavy solids, 15 mil JetView™ Latex Clear Gloss/Gloss Polycarbonate Film offers ability to reverse print for extra ink protection when finished application is in field. Product also minimizes need for post lamination for long-term signage applications. With immediate dry time, durability, and vibrant color spectrum, film is suitable for use with HP Latex 300 and HP Latex 3000 series of presses. Read More

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

Latex Polycarbonate Backlit Film suits backlit and POP signage.

June 4, 2015

Available in 53, 57, and 60 in. web widths, 10 mil JetView™ Latex White Translucent Matte/Gloss Backlit Polycarbonate film is optimized for ink adhesion, even with heavy solids, and supports printing on glossy and matte side. Immediate dry time, durability, and color spectrum complement capabilities of HP Latex 300 and 3000 series of presses. Max tensile strength is 9,000 psi (ASTM D882), tear strength is 1.4–1.8 lb/min (ASTM D1004), and puncture resistance is 9 ft-lb (ASTM D3763). Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Matte, Anti-Glare Hardcoat Films offer antimicrobial protection.

June 3, 2015

Marnot® Matte and Marnot® Anti-Glare hardcoat line of polyester and polycarbonate films are available with antimicrobial coating option. Tested according to ISO 22196, films inhibit 99% of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes. Standard features of these surface texturable, embossable, and diecuttable films include scratch, abrasion, and chemical resistance as well as UV- and solvent-based ink printability.
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Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

UV Inkjet Printable Polyester minimizes iridescence.

June 3, 2015

By virtually eliminating iridescence, JetView™ UV Inkjet Marnot Advanced Low Iridescence Polyester allows UV inkjet printed applications to be viewed clearly from all angles without seeing distracting rainbow pattern. Product is hardcoated on one side for scratch and chemical resistance, and has print receptive coating on other side that allows film to pass ASTM D3359 cross hatch tape test. Available in 5, 7, and 10 mil gauges, JetView is suited for variety of reverse printed applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools

Benchtop Resin Mixer eliminates cleanup requirements.

June 2, 2015

Designed to gently mix resins and thick liquids without producing any air bubbles, RM-1000 grips up to 4.2 in. dia container (~1,000 ml) and rotates it while holding mixing paddle to create turbulence. Cup and paddle are disposable upon completion of mixing process, eliminating cleanup requirements. Features include adjustable chuck, variable speed knob (up to 65 rpm) for different viscosities, consistent mixing speed, and 12 Vac adapter. Read More

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

Haptic Display Glass resists fingerprints.

June 2, 2015

Featuring optimized thin film coating that offers smooth, hydrophobic surface to repel fingerprints, Vista AR™ Haptic Glass has low photopic brightness of less than 0.3%, providing durability and reflection control in demanding environmental conditions. Magnetron-sputtered coating is inorganic, stands up to 120 days in salt fog humidity chamber, and can perform in exposure to direct sunlight and subzero temperatures. Product tests at 8H–10H pencil hardness, making it scratch-resistant. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Defoamers come in vegetable- and mineral-oil based formulas.

June 1, 2015

Airase® 4750V vegetable oil-based defoamer and Airase 4800 mineral oil-based, 100% active defoamer are designed for film compatibility and sustained, long-term performance. Both foam control additives support use in such applications as architectural and industrial coatings, inks, and adhesives. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Heat Treating Power Console features 6-zone design.

May 28, 2015

Designed with no traditional contactors or transformers, 6-Zone Heat Treating Intelligent Power Console features program-controlled technology and constant current operation that maintains ampere output, regardless of 1, 2, or 3 heaters. Unit includes short circuit, over-voltage, and under-voltage protection, and will not allow cables or heater tails to arc out. To streamline paperwork, console is available with digital recording option as well as 12- or 24-point recorder strip chart. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Multi-Shaft Mixer is designed for viscous applications.

May 28, 2015

Delivering combination of low, intermediate, and high shear rates, VersaMix processes viscous pastes and slurries. Features include 2-wing anchor, gate agitator, and high-speed disperser. Each agitator is independently-driven, imparting range of mixing intensities and flow patterns as product changes rheologically throughout batching cycle. Offered from 1 gal lab models to 4,000 gal production models, system features hinged PTFE scrapers, high-speed shaft, and air/oil hydraulic lift. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Flash Soldering Laser System achieves speeds of <0.3 sec/point.

May 28, 2015

Able to integrate pre- and post-soldering processes, such as SMT and through-hole devices, Unix FS Series employs integrated optical laser configuration that promotes speed and productivity. System speed enables 100 points to be soldered in <30 sec depending on various conditions. Along with integrated soldering process for both solder paste and wire, features include coaxial camera as well as simple setup and operation with direct teaching. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Viscosity Modifiers provide oxidation stability.

May 27, 2015

Made from mixture of select vegetable oils, OptiBase Viscosity Modifiers impart polarity and optimized lubricity. Products come in 4 viscosity ranges of 100–200, 300–500, 500–1,000, and 1,500 cSt at 40°C. Primarily based on triglycerides or triglycerides that contain hydroxyl groups, oils are extremely shear-stable and readily mix with many mineral, bio-based, and synthetic oils. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Pelletized Zinc Oxide comes in 6 grades.

May 27, 2015

Manufactured using drum style pelletizer, Pelletized Zinc Oxide comes in 6 grades, each formulated for specific applications. Pellet size and density can be precisely controlled to match individual needs. Pellets are freer flowing, accelerating processing time with less dusting versus powdered zinc oxide. Because of drum style production method with multiple screens, additional binding agents or pinch rollers are not required. Pellet form is preferred in rubber, tire, glass, and chemical markets. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Robotics

Laser Soldering System optimizes laser exposure diameters.

May 26, 2015

Offering adjustable beam spot diameters from 0.1–3.0 mm, Multi-Phi Laser Soldering System optimizes soldering conditions for each component. Diameter range is determined by optical fibers and lens configuration. Laser’s output power is converted into thermal energy, and robot’s z-axis (vertical) stays fixed when adjusting beam diameter. Supporting variety of soldering patterns, component shapes, and sizes, Multi-Phi can feed solder wire from any direction with feeding mechanism. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

FKM Material offers flexibility in extreme cold.

May 22, 2015

Serving as standard material for O-rings, 75 FKM 38269 is suited for use throughout processing applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. FKM (Fluorocarbon) material, stable for long-term static use in both oxidizing and alkaline cleaning and disinfecting agents, also withstands cleaning processes employing CIP and SIP procedures. Approvals include FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and EU Regulation 1935/2004, and classifications include Class I of 3-A® Sanitary Standards. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Universal Style Oven heats heavy metal dies to 550°F.

May 22, 2015

Providing 24 x 24 x 24 in. workspace dimensions, electrically heated No. 1034 utilizes 7 kW Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat oven chamber and 400 cfm, 1/3 hp recirculating blower to provide universal front-to-rear airflow to workload. Oven features 6 in. insulated walls, aluminized steel exterior, and Type 304 SS interior with 2B finish. Measuring 24 x 24 in., two shelves are rated at 300 lb each and supported by rollers. Integral oven leg stand is also provided. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Materials & Material Processing

Flow Tuning and Measurement System offers accuracy to ±1%.

May 21, 2015

Based on MICROFLOW technology, which monitors flow of abrasive media through small passages in real-time, EXTRUDE HONE™ MF PROGRESS™ is aimed at orifices 100–350 µm in parts less than 30 mm in diameter and flow rates up to 5 lpm. Modular system is available in various inside station layouts, including flow tuning, media reclaim, flush module, test module, and marking. Machine comes with expanded on-screen maintenance capabilities and optimized filtration to further pump and valve life. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rapid Prototyping Silicone enhances moldmaking process.

May 21, 2015

Formulated with low viscosity to optimize filling and degassing, BLUESIL™ RTV 3044 has 1:1 mix ratio and built-in inhibition resistance and promotes mechanical performance and mold life. Platinum-catalyzed elastomer cures at room temperature, exhibits high degree of transparency, and allows for mistake-free part reproduction and accelerated, efficient process. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

LSR Machine offers precision dispensing.

May 20, 2015

Replacing two previous systems, Fluid Automation F4-5 LSR Machine offers precise ratio control for mixing 2-component silicone and 2 additive color streams at .5 to 5% ratios. High-precision dosing system provides greater measurement resolution than previous models, resulting in material savings for end-user. Additionally, machine’s design includes proprietary Graco Control Architecture™ controls and reduced footprint for greater efficiency in floor space. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Thermoplastic Connectors combine strength, solvent resistance.

May 20, 2015

Constructed of Kynar® (PVDF) engineering thermoplastic, Kynar (PVDF) Connectors (No. 11390–11404) serve applications requiring purity, strength, and resistance to solvents. Configurations include female luer lock to barb, non-vented female luer lock cap, female luer lock to female luer lock, male luer lock to barb, and non-vented male luer lock cap. Natural-colored components are Autoclave, E-Beam, EtO, Gamma, and Steam sterilization compatible, and barbs range in size from 1/16–¼ in. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Effect Pigments offer design options for plastics industry.

May 19, 2015

Characterized by high brilliance, purity, and chromaticity, Lumina® Royal Series is suited for toys, cosmetic packaging, electronic device casings, and household appliances such as coffee makers. Blue, Aqua, Indigo, and Magenta pigments cover greenish- to reddish-blue interference color spectrum, whereas Lumina Royal Copper offers opaque, bright copper effect shade. Read More