Materials

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Optics Feature Precise Focal Lengths

July 22, 2016

Custom fabricated sapphire optics for use in aerospace and other critical applications requiring resistance to fast-moving dirt, temperature extremes, and high pressure are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI. Meller Sapphire Optics are custom fabricated and feature a curve radius tolerance of 0.5” to 2.5” with focal length accuracy of ±0.0005”, depending upon radius,... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products

Molded O-Rings and Rubber Balls provide optimum sealing.

July 18, 2016

Available in 12 materials with ODs from 0.070–0.139 in., Quad® O-Rings are used as static, reciprocal, and oscillating seals in low speed and low pressure applications. Quad-Ring® Lobed Seals, offered in same sizes, provide 2X sealing surface to withstand distortion and extrusion while providing longer life. Quad®-Brand Ground Rubber Balls, available in 14 diameters from 3/32–1 in., are molded of 70 Shore A nitrile compound and designed for pneumatic, hydraulic, and water applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

3D Printed PEEK Carbon Fiber Parts may replace metal.

July 14, 2016

Made using composite-based additive manufacturing process, PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts offer tensile strength of 29,700 psi and heat resistance of 482°F, making it possible to replace metals in manufacturing. PEEK parts are more than 50% lighter than comparable aluminum parts but demonstrate 2/3 ultimate strength. In addition, PEEK polymers can be recycled with Impossible Objects' 3D printing process, overcoming waste and inefficiency associated with traditional manufacturing. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Release Liner Papers target hygiene and medical applications.

July 14, 2016

Available in variety of light basis weights (3,000 sq-ft) ranging from 17–43 lb, GlazeSil™ uncoated, machine glazed release liner papers offer smooth, uniform surface. Papers are engineered for healthcare applications such as diaper tape release, feminine care, incontinence, and personal care products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Clear PET Lidding Film features anti-fog properties.

July 8, 2016

Manufactured with advanced PET film and enhanced with chemically formulated surface for anti-fog performance, LumiLid® XL7AF Film is designed for use with fresh and refrigerated food that is packaged in polypropylene trays, including mineral-filled PP trays. Film has sealant layer that is strong enough to protect product freshness while providing easy, clean peel resistant to shredding. Available in 128, 164, and 200 gauges, FDA-compliant film has sealing range of 200–350°F for PP trays. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Textile Industry Products

Cut-Resistant Sleeves feature high-visibility design.

July 5, 2016

Made of 13 gauge HPPE fiber with ability to dissipate heat during prolonged use, Defensor™ High-Visibility Sleeves help users stay visible and cool. Sleeves are 18 in. long and come with thumbhole at end to prevent them from riding up and exposing forearm. Sleeves also have gusset to provide additional room and comfort in bicep area. Featuring CE Cut Level 5, Abrasion Level 3, and Tear Level 4, sleeves are washable without affecting high-visibility color or cut resistance. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermal Interface Material suits high power density systems.

July 5, 2016

Consisting of soft and compliant gap filling material, GAP PAD HC 5.0 has thermal conductivity of 5.0 W/m-K and is designed to manage heat generated by high power density components. Product allows for optimized interfacing and wet out, even to rough surfaces and topographies. Available in thickness from 0.508–3.175 mm, GAP PAD HC 5.0 is manufactured with natural tack on both sides, contains no thermally impeding adhesive layers, and is reinforced with fiberglass for shear and tear prevention. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Foam Apple Trays Improve Protection, Reduce Pack Times

July 1, 2016

Wayne, Pa. (June 28, 2016) - Foam apple trays from Dolco Packaging, a Tekni-Plex company, have been engineered to improve protection of the fruit in transit, as well as reduce pack times. Dolco has designed the polystyrene foam trays so that they can go directly from the shipping case to display, without the fruit having to be removed and restacked. Because the apples are displayed against a... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Composite Clad Metal Strip combines best properties of each metal.

July 1, 2016

Work-hardened and metallurgically bonded, Composite Clad Metal Strip inlays up to 3 metals, such as aluminum, silver, gold, and gold alloys or other precious and base metals, into copper alloys or steel to exploit best properties of each. Non-porous end-product, available from 0.100–0.004 in. thick, meets or exceeds ASTM B248 special thickness tolerances and can be slit from 0.122–7.0 in. wide ±0.002 in. Uses include stamping, forming, fabricating, and critical applications. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

Tape and Packaging Papers meet needs of diverse applications.

June 30, 2016

Designed as base paper for industrial tape end-uses, GlazeTape consists of water-activated and paint-masking tape base papers for diverse applications in multiple industries. GlazeWrap, also available, offers lightweight uncoated machine-glazed (MG) papers utilized as lightweight laminating base papers for food and medical flexible packaging applications. GlazeWrap includes basis weights as low as 14.8 lb (3,000 ft²), complementing ranges up to 40 lb (3000 ft²). Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

Tough Enough to Protect the Power Grid: Southern States LLC Selects GlasArmor(TM) Panels from PolyOne

June 24, 2016

CLEVELAND, June 20, 2016 - Southern States LLC, a Georgia manufacturer of products for the electric utility industry, recently selected PolyOne's industry-leading GlasArmor™ continuous glass-fiber composite panels to create its new custom Ballisti-Wall® and Ballisti-Cover® ballistic-resistant solutions. These innovative products are used in the construction of protective, surrounding... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Custom Endboards Solve Shipping Issues

June 20, 2016

(Greenville, Wis.) - Precision-cut, custom Endboards from Badger Plug are combined with rugged Sleeve Plugs to secure, suspend and protect rolls during shipping and storage - even heavy rolls.. Endboards can be configured to suspend one or multiple rolls. Special holes and notches can be added to accept strapping and interlocking wood supports. Corners can be rounded or square. Sleeve Plug... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Diehl Spotlights Accu-Square(TM) Pre-Squared Tool Steel and Hitachi Steels at Amerimold 2016

June 20, 2016

CINCINNATI, OH – Diehl Tool Steel is featuring its popular Accu-Square pre-squared tool steel capabilities, as well as a selection of Hitachi hot work tool steel, at Amerimold 2016, which is currently being held in Novi, Michigan. Visitors to Diehl’s booth are able to inspect the company’s wide selection of cold work and hot work tool steel pre-squared to tool-maker tolerances, as well as... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Epson and 3M Announce New Epson-3M UltraChrome GS3 Ink for Epson SureColor S-Series Solvent Printers

June 20, 2016

New Ink Series Offers Signmakers and PSPs Complete 3M MCS Warranty and Support LONG BEACH, Calif. - Epson and 3M™ today announced a partnership to launch a new series of co-branded inks - Epson®-3M™ UltraChrome® GS3 Inks - designed for use in Epson's advanced SureColor® S-Series roll-to-roll solvent printers, including the SC-S40600, SC-S60600 and SC-S80600. The premium inks... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Gold Ingots feature tamper-proof packaging.

June 20, 2016

Measuring 24.45 x 41.65 x 2.20 mm, 1 oz Gold Ingots feature ingot-securing cradle designed to ensure complete protection from movement or tampering. Red assay certificate boasts good delivery listings, such as London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (COMEX), and the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE). Reverse side of assay certificate displays ingot's purity, weight, certified assayer signature, and individual serial number. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

GreenMantra(TM) Technologies Selects EMCO Chemical Distributors as Distribution Agent for Ceranovus(TM) Specialty Wax Products

June 17, 2016

GreenMantra™ Technologies Selects EMCO Chemical Distributors as Distribution Agent for Ceranovus™ Specialty Wax Products BRANTFORD, Canada - GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high-value waxes from recycled plastics, and EMCO Chemical Distributors, a leading North American distributor of specialty chemicals, have signed an exclusive agreement for the distribution of... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Free Hobart Filler Metal Selector and Calculator App Now Available for Android

June 17, 2016

TROY, Ohio — Hobart has announced the availability of its Hobart Filler Metal Selector and Calculator for Android devices via a free download at the Google Play Store®. The app was previously available only for iPhone and iPad in the App Store®. Both versions of the app provide a quick reference with multiple functions to help users calculate the amount and type of filler metal necessary... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Barrier Lamination reduces sealant side extractables.

June 16, 2016

Targeting pharmaceutical and medical device markets, PRO FlexiPURE™ addresses trace contaminants found in film structures. Solution reduces sealant-side extractables (in water, alcohol and hexane) by 60% as well as time and effort needed to complete drug submission packaging requirements. With low extractable profile that minimizes compounds requiring identification, analysis, and monitoring, aluminum foil barrier provides low moisture and oxygen transmission rates and light penetration. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Thin Film Coating improves IR sensor performance, efficacy.

June 10, 2016

IR-ISE™ (Infrared - Improved Sensor Efficiency) photoconductive IR sensor coating increases signal response and durability of detectors and arrays. Developed for use with lead sulfide (PbS) and lead selenide (PbSe) sensors, this product can reduce surface reflection of incident radiation by providing environmentally rugged, single- or multi-layered thin-film coatings. Application can also seal and protect device and consequently eliminate need for glass encapsulation.
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Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

Material Highlight: Polyimide Films

June 9, 2016

What Are They? Polyimide films are anything but ordinary. These films are engineered for long-term performance at extreme temperatures between -450°F to over 500°F over extended periods of time. So, obviously, thermal stability is a major benefit, which is why this film is so widely used in aerospace, electronics, and electrical industries when a high temperature material is required.... Read More