Materials

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