Polymers

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

Materials & Material Processing

PC-Based Film helps smart card manufacturers increase security.

November 14, 2014

LEXAN™ SD film overlay enables smart card, passport, and e-ID manufacturers to integrate security features using UV laser-technology. Specifically, end-users can apply ghost image into card or document and create tactile, white marking which fluoresces under UV light – all during personalization phase – to foster design flexibility. This transparent, polycarbonate (PC)-based material will become available in 50 and 100 micron gauges and can be laminated. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Glass-Filled PAEK offers alternative to PEEK products.

October 29, 2014

Available in pellet form in light beige and black, 30% glass-reinforced AvaSpire® AV-652 features nominal melt viscosity of 0.49 kPa-s and is designed for processing by injection molding. Material resists variety of chemicals including acids, bases, and most organic solvents. Hydrolytic stability allows prolonged use in hot water and steam environments. In addition, material resists virtually all commercial sterilization techniques including heat, steam, gamma radiation, and ethylene oxide. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Conductive Plastic Materials target shielding market.

October 28, 2014

Designed to meet requirements for light weighting and resistance to harsh environments, Conductive Plastic Materials include one product with inner core of unplated 12K and 24K carbon fiber, and second material using copper-plated carbon fiber. Both can be formulated with most base resins, including ABS, PA66, PBT, PC, and PP. Depending on loading of carbon fiber to resin, unplated pellet offers attenuation from 30 dB at 30 MHz to nearly 55 dB at 3 GHz with wall thickness from 1–3 mm. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyketone-Based Compounds offer diverse range of properties.

October 15, 2014

Comprised of compounds based on polyketone (PK), LUVOCOM® 70 series suits applications that have multiple engineering requirements. Standard 3 grades include 70-9045, which is reinforced with carbon fibers; 70-9046, which is lubricated with PTFE; and 70-9113/BK, which is formulated for low wear and friction. Made-to-measure compounds can also be supplied to meet specific needs. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Composites combine long glass and carbon fiber.

October 9, 2014

Suitable for consumer and sporting goods, Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber reinforcement together in single, ready-to-mold composite pellet. Nylon 6/6 hybrid 40% long glass+carbon fiber reinforced composite with 20% carbon fiber and 20% glass fiber has tensile strength of 41,200 psi and flexural modulus of 2,600 ksi. Inclusion of long glass fiber allows material to retain 78% of un-notched impact capability of glass at 18.8 ft-lb/in. Read More