Materials

Materials & Material Processing

Custom Thin Film Substrate support sidewall patterning.

March 4, 2015

Increasing design flexibility and density for equipment miniaturization, SDWP substrates accommodate die attach or wire bonding on side walls as well as top side. This lets designers provide continuity between top and bottom of die, connect wire bonds to traces on side of die, or make contact with side of die with pin. SDWP substrates feature plate thickness of ≤0.025 in., min line width and gap of ≥0.003 in., and tight line width and gap tolerances down to ±0.001 in. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

PVC Fabrics feature applied non-slip surface.

March 3, 2015

Constructed with diamond embossed pattern, Mega Grip™ is best for applications which have flexibility or require stretch, whereas Mega Grip II™ features asphalt pattern and was developed for applications that have firm surface. Both abrasion-resistant, expanded PVC fabrics have non-slip surface that makes them suitable for wheelchair cushion bottoms, camping/hiking equipment, motorcycle and watercraft seating, dog booties and pet travel gear, shoulder straps, and glove palms. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Adhesives & Sealants

Electrically Conductive Inks suit wearable electronics.

March 2, 2015

Adhering to variety of natural and synthetic fibers, 125-19FS consists of flexible, screen-printable, silicone-based conductive ink that offers low-temperature performance to -70°C, and high temperature properties up to 325°C. Screen-printable 120-07 Ink is extremely conductive with optimal creasing resistance and washability features. Adhering to fabric substrates, 124-33 screen-printable conductive adhesive offers flexibility and resistance to creasing. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Paints & Coatings, Materials & Material Processing

Cure-on-Demand Masking Resin reduces processing time.

February 24, 2015

Offering temperature and chemical resistance, UV/Visible light-curable SpeedMask® 750 provides surface protection during thermal spray coating, plasma spray, some HVOF processes, and aggressive grit blasting. This maskant, which can maintain adhesion during CNC machining, cures on demand, holds shape after application by spray/dispense equipment, and is tack free after proper cure. Pink color facilitates placement confirmation, and removal can be accomplished via peeling or incineration. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

C1S Paper offers labeling solution for cans and bottles.

February 18, 2015

Available in 55 lb and 60 lb basis weights, LusterCote™ C1S Paper is made with nearly 80% renewable energy. Coated one side paper offers optimized runnability, stiffness, and print performance. Product performs with both hot melt and wet adhesives in wide variety of converting applications. In addition to label market, LusterCote is suitable for applications such as base sheet for metalizing, litho laminating, posters, and book dust jackets. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Flexible Touch Film suits interactive digital signage.

February 17, 2015

Utilizing Multi-touch Projected Capacitive Technology, ZYFILM® Rollable Flexible Touch Film is suited for retail and other digital signage applications that require large, eye-catching interactive displays. Users can create their own touchscreen displays by laminating film on rear of transparent substrate and combining it with projector or LCD. Available in sizes up to 85 in., polyester touch foils can be deployed in semi-permanent or permanent applications when correctly laminated to substrate. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Reparable Industrial Curtain Fabrics feature rugged construction.

February 16, 2015

Resistant to abrasion and impact damage, Duravider industrial curtain fabrics are engineered for industrial environments. Duravider RS, with RipStop-reinforced fabric, allows for patch-based repair of damaged curtains; tri-laminate features sequentially-staggered, heavyweight polyester yarns that capture puncture points and prevent them from spreading. At 61 in. wide, Duravider (13 and 18 oz/yd²) and Duravider RS (14 and 18 oz/yd²) meet flame test standards. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Electronic Components & Devices, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Spatter-Free Electrode welds zinc galvanized, primer coated steel.

February 9, 2015

Available in .035, .045, and 1/16 in. dia, Select 70C-6 ZN consists of carbon steel, composite metal cored electrode that carries E70C-6M-H4 classification per AWS A5.18. Wire provides stable arc with fine spray transfer that produces spatter-free welds at travel speeds to 80 ipm with optimized sidewall fusion. Also, arc stability through both standard CV and pulse parameters enables welding over zinc galvanized and coated carbon steels. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

BOPP Film provides mineral oil barrier.

January 30, 2015

Providing up to 1.5 years of protection from mineral oil migration, Propafilm™ RCU Film offers optimized optical properties, low sealing threshold, and broad sealing range which makes it suitable for variety of markets, including bakery, confectionery, dried foods, tea, and cereals. Product is printable and can be used on vertical and horizontal form-fill-seal machines. Propafilm™ RCU is suited for pre-made bags and lamination to other films. Read More

Packaging Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Protective Packaging Films suit high-pressure applications.

January 30, 2015

Designed for inflatable cushioning applications, Hybrid Cushioning Films are suited for products that require long shipping or storage cycles. HC Performance version protects lighter weight products, while HC Performance Plus version, offering high air retention properties, is designed for heavy items. Both surpass ASTM standards D2221 and D6653 for creep and altitude, respectively. With multiple square air chambers, hybrid cushioning pattern offers clear, transparent look. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Over-Laminating Film provides long-term label protection.

January 26, 2015

Combining tactile feel of polycarbonate film and UV resistance to protect graphics, DPM® UVCM resists temperature extremes, abrasion, and chemical exposure to protect labels for up to 5 years. This 2.0 ml clear UV-blocking polyester film, backed with polyester release liner, has matte finish and comes with permanent, pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive that bonds to base film substrates. Uses include compliance/brand identity labels, nameplates, warning/instructional markings, and more. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Silicone Additive improves solvent borne paint/ink performance.

January 21, 2015

Dow Corning® 700P Additive enables formulators of white, pastel, and gray solvent borne paints and coatings to achieve stable titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment dispersions with reduced tendency toward flooding and floating as well as improved color consistency. This low-VOC, low-odor, siloxane-based pigment dispersant also improves gloss and reduces haze. Also, heat resistance reduces yellowing effect in formulations during heat-curing and when overbaked. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composites offer smooth surface.

January 20, 2015

By producing smooth finish on external surfaces, Velocity® Series of High-flow Nylon 6 and 66 LFT Composites facilitate injection molding of high glass or carbon fiber content materials. Resin-rich surface free of fibers makes colors appear vibrant, is capable of holding fine embossed details, and virtually eliminates need for any type of secondary finishing operations. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Pigmented Plastic fuses color into injection molded products.

January 19, 2015

Used for decorating PE and PP plastic products, Polyfuze is composed of pigmented plastic that withstands all wear testing and is 100% permanent. Multi-colored technology can be applied using traditional hot stamp machinery and fuses or welds into PE/PP plastic product as permanent part of product itself. Able to be recycled with PE/PP plastic products, polymer-based graphics solution can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH requirements. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

TP Compounds enhance plastic automotive gear wheel resilience.

January 16, 2015

Exhibiting increased strengths at room temperature and 240°F for gear wheels subject to high stresses, LUVOCOM® 1-8181 and 1-8520 compounds consist of polyamide 66 fortified with carbon fibers and impact modifiers. Materials also exhibit impact strength that meets/exceeds requirements of gear wheel applications. Depending on component service life, continuous operating temperature is 240°F; short periods can tolerate temperatures up to 302°F. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

PVDC-Coated Film targets resealable food packaging applications.

January 16, 2015

By providing barrier against moisture, optiFLEX® RESEAL™ BARRIER Clear helps preserve food freshness as well as wet wipe product moistness. Polypropylene imparts tear resistance and durability for repeated opening/reclosure of flexible packaging substrates, while film conformability maximizes label and graphic coverage. Specifically, product consists of 2 mil clear PVDC-coated flexible BOPP film with resealable pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive and TRACrite™ 120 polyester release liner. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Flexible Ink cures via exposure to UV LED output.

January 8, 2015

Suitable for product decoration, FlexiCure UV LED curable inks are formulated for minimal maintenance, trouble-free printing, and to fully cure when exposed to 395 mm from at least 4 W LED light source. Abrasion- and scratch-resistant product, which offers durability via 2-year outdoor performance rating, adheres to flexible materials, pressure sensitive vinyl, reinforced banner, canvas, and fabric. Ink comes in cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light colors, white, varnish, and custom colors.
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Materials & Material Processing

Masking Agent protects components during conformal coating.

January 7, 2015

Added to latex, No. 8691 Mighty Mask provides short-term, high-temperature protection up to 510°F, safeguarding components during conformal coating processes and component-free areas on PCBs during soldering. Heat-resistant compound will be tack-free in 20 minutes and completely cured in 1 hour. Applied with spatula or supplied squeeze bottle, plastic-safe, peelable solder mask removes by hand or with tweezers without contaminating or corrosive residues. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Pressure-Sensitive Film is outdoor durable for 5 years.

December 22, 2014

Designed for Durable Product Marking, DPM® U 150 Silver V-29 150 Poly H-9 offers metal look and conforms to extremely tight mandrel surfaces and sharp corners. Silver urethane film has permanent pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive and polyester release liner designed for product identification and labeling applications. Print-receptive surface is compatible with thermal transfer, UV flexo, and UV screen, while adhesive bonds to both low- and high-surface energy plastics, metal, and paint. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

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