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TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.
Teknor Apex Co.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Mar 03, 2014
Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C, TPE-S compound types include: high-performance extrusion, general-purpose extrusion, high-performance injection molding, and general-purpose injection molding.
COC Injection Molding Grade Resin has internal mold release.
TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc.
Florence, KY 41042
Jan 24, 2014
Formulated to deliver balance of clarity, flow, and processability, TOPAS 5013L-10 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resin is intended for injection molding of components for optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. Heat deflection temperature is 127°C, light transmission is 91%, and melt viscosity permits production of ultrathin light guide plates for displays in mobile devices. Product also exhibits low birefringence and high molding accuracy (submicron detail replication).
Round Fine Centering System suits mold making applications.
Agathon Machine Tools Inc.
Bethel, CT 06801
Jan 14, 2014
Heat resistant up to 302°F, Round Fine Centering System provides accurate backlash-free mold alignment, accurate radial bearing side lock, and high initial load capacity. Design allows for pre-centering of mold halves for gentle and synchronous close so injection molded parts are removed without damage. Since system is not limited to 4 corners of mold, mold maker can place unit where there will be more deflection, providing rigidity, optimized open and closure, and minimal wear.
Single-Screw Single-Barrel Retrofit supports co-injection.
Nordson Corp., Packaging Systems
Duluth, GA 30097
Dec 16, 2013
Available as option on new injection molding machines and as retrofit, Twinshot™ System replaces standard screw and barrel with counterparts designed to produce 2-component part in single molding cycle with single screw, single shot, and single recovery. System is limited to A-B-A sandwich structures and cannot be used for hot-runner molding or on equipment with L/D ratios less than 20:1. Within these limitations, Twinshot can process wide range of resin and color combinations.
Molding System suits high-volume PET preform production.
Husky Injection Molding Systems
Bolton, ON L7E5S5 Canada
Nov 20, 2013
Facilitating equipment upgrades while preserving floor space and promoting viable production, HyPET® HPP5 supports use of molds from previous generation products. Polaris™ HMI features 19 in. color LCD, intuitive layout, and ability to monitor/control auxiliaries. Along with integrated Altanium™ temperature controller, features include CoolPik® unit with refrigerator combined cooling and dehumidification. Integrated solution for extended mold life promotes performance and reduce maintenance.
Polyphenylene Sulfide reaches crystallinity without hot oil.
Houston, TX 77258
Oct 21, 2013
With Fortron® ICE Improved Crystallization Evolution Grades, injection molders that use hot molding systems, operating at temperatures greater than 275°F, can minimize cycle times and number of broken parts. Molders with cold injection units, operating at temperatures from 194–275°F, can achieve full crystallization. In addition to chemical and thermal resistance, semi-crystalline polymer offers high hardness and rigidity with low creep and moisture absorption.
Stretch Rod Cylinder Replacement serves blow molding applications.
Fort Wayne, IN 46899
Oct 07, 2013
Designed to fit Krones® bottle blowing machines, field-reparable Series BCK offers single pressure operation is engineered for extended service life. Features include aluminum alloy head, built-in shock pads that absorb impact energy and eliminate metal-to-metal contact, and cushion controls that reduce field adjustment errors. Retract cylinder speed is set at factory with fixed port orifice, eliminating need for adjustment, and food-grade lubricant is used throughout.
Replacement Transfer Arm supports blow molding applications.
Fort Wayne, IN 46899
Jun 19, 2013
Designed to fit most Sidel® Series2 machines, BST2 Transfer Arm minimizes maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications. Unit features roller bearing style assembly for rigidity, one-piece welded base, and bumper stop for both extend and retract motions. Transfer arm head includes oversized radial ball bearings, replaceable hardened jaw stop, and replaceable spring posts. Designed to operate over 20 million cycles, arm provides vertical height adjustment to eliminate shim packs.
Molding Machines offer air amplification option.
Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation
Schaumburg, IL 60196
Apr 23, 2013
Available as option for Hunter HLM linear-motion machine as well as retrofit for XL automated matchplate molding machines, JetSlinger™ air amplification apparatus is based on Venturi principle that accelerates sand into cope and drag flasks on machines. Impact-assisted, perpendicular flask filling ensures optimized pattern definition with uniform mold hardness and surface integrity. In contrast to conventional blow fill machines, no shroud, seals, or vented flask assemblies are required.
Four-Axis Robot provides sustained 200 picks per minute.
Duncan, SC 29334
Apr 18, 2013
Designed to handle operations with small parts under 1 kg, TP80 Fast Picker provides 800 mm reach with 100 mm stroke. Unlike parallel robots with multi-arm designs, TP80 does not interfere with line of vision of camera. Slim forearm enables robot to access confined areas, such as slotted machine openings. Electrical, pneumatic, and I/O connections are available on tool flange with all cables running inside arm.
Automated Matchplate Molding Machine features smooth operation.
Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation
Schaumburg, IL 60196
Apr 11, 2013
Minimizing maintenance while promoting stability, HLM Series combines and integrates magnetically coupled rodless cylinders and linear bearings for movements of squeeze platen, cope flask, sand measuring hopper, and other components on machine. Separation of hydraulic power system facilitates maintenance, while linear motion-operated, programmable access doors maximize operator protection. Linear motion machine also features CESAR™ vacuum pattern spray recovery system.
Hot-Runner Nozzles offer options to suit various applications.
HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG
Ludenscheid D-58513 Germany
Dec 07, 2012
Available as mono nozzles for simple applications and for injection moulding tools with hot runners, Techni Shot nozzles enable immersion depths up to 300 mm to be achieved and medium-sized mouldings up to ~1,700 g shot weight per nozzle to be produced. Open torpedo tips for needle valve applications are available, as are various tip geometries, materials, and screw-on gate chambers. Options enable optimum heat conduction in gate area to be combined with resistance to abrasive wear.
Mold Release Agents and Sealers help produce polyurethane foams.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Nov 26, 2012
Loctite® Frekote® PU7000™ is designed for open cell or gloss surface foams, while PU7001™ release agent and PU7200™ mold sealer are suited for flexible polyurethane or semi-rigid polyurethane foams. Spray applied at temperatures from 95-149°F are thermally stable to 450°F and dry in 30 sec when exposed to ambient moisture at 110°F. Solvent-based polymers offer low mold buildup and minimal transfer during production of polyurethane foams and thermoplastic resins, coatings, and films.
Standardized Slides aid moldmakers with complex applications.
Madison Heights, MI 48071-2383
Oct 26, 2012
Available as complete assembly or individual components, Versa-Slide® Standard Slide Assemblies support precise alignment of mold opening and closing functions. With 10 different overall widths, components can be mixed to form thousands of combinations. Sliding mechanics are finish ground, with 0.005 in. grind stock left on overall width, bottom of wear plate, and slide angle.
Laser Texturing Machine handles oversized molds.
Agie Charmilles, LLC
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Oct 12, 2012
With mechanical design and digitized process, 5-axis LASER 4000 5Ax adds unique and various textures to oversized molds for range of components covers for automotive and other industries. Unit enables components as large as 3 x 4 m and as heavy as 18 tons to remain stationary on floor while machine's axes move around it, texturing on all part sides if required. Additionally, functionality is capable of 3D distortion of texture and masters texture direction related to part shape.
Rotary Platen supports multi-component applications.
Batavia, OH 45103
Sep 10, 2012
Available in 7 standard sizes ranging from 850-2,500 mm, Varian Turntable fits machines from 330-3,300 tons. Servo-driven cycling turntable features stainless steel rotary union, remote operator pendant control, and accuracy and motion needed for multi-component injection molding. Unit can be flush mounted on moving platen as modular component of system, making it suitable for retrofit applications or new machines.
Silicone Optical Resins enable innovative lighting designs.
Dow Corning Corporation
Midland, MI 48686 0994
Sep 04, 2012
Featuring Shore A hardness of 74 and 52, respectively, Dow Corning® MS-1002 and MS-1003 offer alternative to optical plastics in LED lamp and luminaire applications. Both can be injection molded into complex shapes, thick parts, and undercuts. Combination of high temperature resistance, UV resistance, and non-yellowing effect can optimize lumen maintenance, making materials suited for indoor/outdoor lighting without risk of degradation.
SiC Forming Polymers suit high temperature applications.
Malta, NY 12020
Aug 20, 2012
With general structural thermal insulators and ability to resist aggressive environments, SMP-500 and SMP-800 poly-carbosilane polymers are suited for high temperature applications within chemical processing industry. Based on poly-carbosilane resins, SBMC-900 and SBMC-998 carbon fiber bulk molding compounds offer non-catastrophic failures under loads. Both enable customers to mold net and near net shaped ceramic composite parts.
Automated Foam Molding System serves high-volume operations.
Sealed Air Corp., Engineered Products Div.
Danbury, CT 06810
Jul 16, 2012
Producing up to 30 linear feet of molded foam cushions per minute, Instapak® Tractor Mold® system can be customized for specific needs and reduces storage space associated with pre-fabricated materials. System continuously creates L, V, and U channel cushions that suit major appliances, furniture, and such building products as windows, doors, and cabinets. Additionally, machine can create low-profile shapes and be used with any of 14 Instapak® foam formulations.
Radio-Visible PEEK Compound enhances implantable medical devices.
Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC
Alpharette, GA 30005-3914
Jun 11, 2012
Intended for use in implantable medical devices, Zeniva® ZA-520 radio-visible polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-based material provides image contrasting capabilities via specific additive for optimal visualization with x-ray, CT, and MRI systems. Compound is available in resin and rod stock and provides visibility of implant without artifacts common to metallic-based materials. Benefits include biocompatibility, chemical inertness, and modulus of elasticity close to that of bone.
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