Materials

Materials & Material Processing

Cyclic Olefin Copolymers (COC) Achieve Material Designation in New U.S. Pharmacopeia Standard for Pharma Packaging

August 22, 2016

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is First Resin Maker to Meet Newly Revised USP 661.1 Standard for Plastic Materials of Construction FLORENCE, Ky., August 17, 2016 - In the latest revision of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) standard for pharmaceutical packaging, cyclic olefins have been designated as a material category alongside other plastics such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

OGR Paper suits microwave popcorn bag applications.

August 19, 2016

With oil and grease resistance (OGR), GlazeArmor™ Micro provides aggressive grease holdout for inner and outer ply layers of microwave popcorn bags. This bleached, uncoated, machine-glazed paper offers kit grease resistance levels ranging from Kit 6–12 while supporting runnability and performance for high-speed bag converting and popcorn packing and filling operations. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Cast Silver Bar is IRA and RRSP acceptable. .

August 12, 2016

Measuring 32.4 x 67 x 8 mm, 5 oz Cast Silver Bar is cast from .999 fine silver with Republic Metals' logo displayed on top center. Weight, fineness, and Republic Metals' assay mark is located on bottom center. Product is individually heat sealed in plastic and stored in boxes of 25 with foam inserts for protection during transit. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

TPE Grades provides low compression set for sealing applications.

August 12, 2016

Engineered to deliver low compression set performance for gasket and seal application, Styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) grades P32-010 and P32-011, can replace TPV elastomers. Compression set of 60 shore A P32-011 has 16% at RT, 26% at 70°C, and 38% at 100°C for 22 hrs, while 40 shore A P31-010 has 20% at RT, 27% at 70°C, and 48% at 100°C. Along with low odor, properties include optimized tear strength, cold temperature flexibility, high-temperature stability, and weather resistance. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Boker's Offers Manufacturing Capabilities for Metallic and Non-metallic Disks

August 5, 2016

Metallic and Non-metallic Disks Minneapolis, MN — Boker’s is pleased to announce its extensive manufacturing capabilities for metallic and non-metallic disks for spacing and specialized assembly applications. The widest range of disks to satisfy multiple job requirements Most commonly known as discs, circles, plates and/or slugs, disks are designed like a flat washer, generally... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Manufacturer Aids in Construction of Living Memorial to JFK in Washington, D.C.

August 4, 2016

Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc., Engineers Sustainable, Recycled Solution for Expansion Project LUDLOW, Mass. - Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc., a world-class plastics manufacturer specializing in extrusion blow molding and injection stretch blow molding, today announced the adoption of an environmentally sustainable solution for the most recent expansion project of the JFK... Read More

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

Backlight Reflective Film brightens displays.

August 3, 2016

Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single outgoing direction. Non-metallic, multi-layered polymer film will not interfere with electronics or WiFi. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Materials & Material Processing

DFNDR Armor Selects Honeywell Spectra® Material for New Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor

August 1, 2016

Honeywell's Spectra® fiber to be used exclusively for RD of next-generation body armor technology DFNDR Armor to use Spectra Shield to manufacture one of today's lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., July 27, 2016 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using... Read More

Agricultural and Farming Products, Materials & Material Processing, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Two-Step Oxygen Barrier Silage Cover serves agricultural market.

July 29, 2016

Two-step silage covering system prevents oxygen from reaching feed and preserves nutrients, Base layer, as first step placed directly against pile and just below primary exposed cover, involves SealFresh™ 7-layer oxygen barrier film. Second step consists of Dura-Skrim® string-reinforced cover, which blocks UV rays and provides long-term durability. Alternative outer cover, FeedPro-G, is offered in white/black non-reinforced option that incorporates recycled resins in core layer. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Aleris Secures New Multi-Year Contract with Airbus for Significantly Expanded Range of Aluminum Products

July 27, 2016

New China facility, technology investments enable Aleris to strengthen position with key aerospace customer CLEVELAND - Aleris has signed a new multi-year contract with Airbus to supply aluminum plate and sheet to be used in the production of all Airbus aircraft programs. The contract starts in 2017 and also includes the supply of technically advanced wing skin material. The agreement further... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

TOPAS Advanced Polymers to Highlight Expanding End-Use Applications for Cyclic Olefin Copolymers (COC) at K 2016

July 27, 2016

FLORENCE, Ky. – TOPAS Advanced Polymers will focus on the expanded adoption of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) in a broad range of end-use applications at the K 2016 exhibition, which runs Oct. 19-26, in Düsseldorf, Germany. In Hall 7A/B02, TOPAS will discuss its highly successful application development work in key markets such as healthcare, packaging, optics, and electronics. The unique... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

D-Blaze® Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) Earns GREENGUARD Gold Certification

July 26, 2016

Fire Retardant Wood Treatment is First of its Kind to Earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 21, 2016 - Viance LLC, a leading manufacturer of advanced wood treatment technologies, has announced that D-Blaze Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) is the first pressure-impregnated FRTW to earn the GREENGUARD Gold Certification. "With the GREENGUARD Gold Certification,... Read More

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