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Acrylic Binder helps paint improve indoor air quality.
Dow Chemical Co.
Freeport, TX 77451
Apr 15, 2014
Designed for interior paints, FORMASHIELD™ 12 enables paint on walls to capture free-flowing formaldehyde and lock it in over time, irreversibly removing it from air to improve Indoor Air Quality of homes and commercial buildings. Technology reacts with formaldehyde, transforming potentially harmful carcinogen into inert and harmless vapor. Offering optimal washability and adhesion as well as low odor, aqueous all-acrylic emulsion polymer can be formulated for ultra-low VOC and emissions.
Polymer Binders have environmentally friendly formulations.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Apr 11, 2014
Ecronova solutions are available for low-emission systems, interiors, primers, and low-filled systems. As solvent-free polyurethane/polyacrylic hybrid system, Ecrothan™ 2012 provides abrasion/chemical resistance and accelerates hardness development. Latter produces water resistance in floor coatings, parquet lacquers, and industrial coatings. Ecrylic™ KS 447 APEO-free styrene/acrylic emulsion produces corrosion protection in primer formulations and exhibits adhesion on various steel substrates.
FST Composite Polyurethane Foam Cores enhance aircraft interiors.
General Plastics Manufacturing Company
Tacoma, WA 98409
Apr 09, 2014
LAST-A-FOAM® FST-3800 Performance Series offers lightweight, rigid foam core material that satisfies fire, smoke, toxicity (FST) and heat release requirements for commercial aircraft interiors. Used in conjunction with other materials, series can help improve aesthetics while maintaining fire safety requirements.
Polyester-Based TPUs are suitable for caster wheels.
Romulus, MI 48174
Apr 08, 2014
Resistant to petrol, diesel, oils, vegetable and animal fats, and solvents, polyester-based TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) are available in Shore 65A to Shore 54D hardness range for use in such commercial, industrial, and consumer products as caster wheels for shopping carts, office chairs, and material handling equipment. Specifically formulated injection molded grade exhibits durability in weather (UV) and high-service temperature applications.
PEBA Copolymers resist aging and UV light.
Foster West Corporation
Putnam, CT 06260
Apr 04, 2014
Manufactured from medical grade Pebax polymers and USP VI additives, HLS™ Polyether Block Amide Copolymers include stabilizer system that can decompose and neutralize free radicals created by exposure to oxygen, heat, and UV light, extending functionality of medical devices. Following 6 months of exposure to multi-source indoor light, HLS 2533 MED test samples retained 99% tensile strength whereas non-stabilized PEBA samples demonstrated severe degradation after 3 months of light exposure.
HDPE Grade reduces weight, materials for caps and closures.
The Borealis Group
Port Murray, NJ 07865
Apr 04, 2014
Based on Borstar polyethylene technology, BorPure™ MB5568 high density polyethylene (HDPE) supports beverage industry's trend towards lightweight caps and closures for carbonated soft drinks, juices, teas, and bottled water. PE mechanical and processing properties can be tailored to application. Exhibiting stiffness and Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) as well as optimized organoleptic properties, multimodal polymer will not influence taste or odor of bottle contents.
Cast Nylon Shapes offer lighter alternative to metal parts.
Washington, PA 15301
Mar 24, 2014
Targeting industrial users, TECAST® Cast Nylon stock shapes and custom parts offer physical and wear properties that enable metal parts replacement. Variety grades are available, each designed to highlight various aspects and combinations of mechanical properties as well as bearing and wear characteristics. Production capabilities cover rings up to 90 in. dia, rod up to 20 in. dia, and discs over 40 in. dia.
Stripping/Recoating Service renews fuse welding/tipping mandrels.
Applied Plastics Co., Inc.
Norwood, MA 02062
Mar 20, 2014
Forming Mandrel Strip and Recoat Service strips Parylene® and PTFE coatings from forming mandrels (0.020 in. dia and up) and applies PTFE Natural™ coating. Featuring smooth, anti-stick surface that withstands up to 300°C continuous, with excursions to 371°C, PTFE Natural-coated forming mandrels provide 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894 to simplify catheter removal in fuse welding and tipping operations. Process enhances bonding surface while also prevents flaking and cracking.
Polymer Materials are formulated for automotive interiors.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Mar 20, 2014
Geon™ VBX 3577, as vinyl powder for automotive interior surfaces that require -30°C temperature performance, and Geon™ VBX 3600 series, suited for instrument panels with seamless airbags that require deployment ratings below -36°C, help reduce cycle time for automotive tier suppliers. Products promote production efficiency while meeting low-temperature OEM performance requirements for slush-molded automotive interior parts. Solutions also reduce material bridging and part defects.
Polymer Formulation targets healthcare industry.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Mar 14, 2014
Catheters made using NEU™ View Radiopaque Translucent Solution provide optical visibility when outside body and optimized visibility under X-ray when inside body. Technology enables clinicians to make visual confirmation of fluid flow and can allow for detection of potentially harmful air bubbles. In addition, manufacturers of catheters can benefit through increased production efficiency by eliminating need for co-extrusion, which is typically required to manufacture striped catheters.
Sticky-Pad Materials secure cell phones and tablets.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mar 03, 2014
Used for dashboard sticky pads, polyurethane gel suits PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) applications where permanent tackiness without residue is important. These 2-part thermoset materials, cured at room temperature, come in 2 formulations: one for moderate tackiness level and one for increased stickiness. Latter can hold heavier objects, be applied to smaller tack attachment surface, or hold objects with low surface energy levels. UV stabilizer package is also available.
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes suit food contact applications.
Romulus, MI 48174
Feb 19, 2014
Available in hardness range of Shore A 80 to Shore D 74, polyether-based and polyester-based TPUs are formulated to withstand wide range of temperatures, exhibit good hydrolysis resistance, and offer both tear and abrasion resistance. Colorable grades meet FDA standards for contact with dry food, making them suitable for conveyor belts, harvesting equipment, and bottle dispensing machinery.
TPU Grades are suited for food contact applications.
Alliance Polymers & Services
Romulus, MI 48174
Feb 11, 2014
Available in hardness range of Shore A 80 to Shore D 74, polyether-based and polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) meet FDA standards for usage in contact with dry food. These TPU grades offer resistance to abrasion and tearing, can be colored, and accommodate broad processing range. Areas of use include such applications as conveyor belts, harvesting equipment, and other dry food and bottle dispensing machinery.
Wear Compounds reduce friction, maintain mechanical properties.
LEHVOSS North America, LLC
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
Jan 30, 2014
Featuring tribological profile that lends to preservation of mechanical performance, LUVOCOM® 8000 PEEK™ wear compounds have deposits of lubricant that eliminate need for additional surface lubrication. Wear factors provided by these materials afford opportunities in automotive, industrial, medical, and energy markets for applications such as thrust washers, bushings, seals, and other wear components.
COC Injection Molding Grade Resin has internal mold release.
TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc.
Florence, KY 41042
Jan 24, 2014
Formulated to deliver balance of clarity, flow, and processability, TOPAS 5013L-10 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resin is intended for injection molding of components for optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. Heat deflection temperature is 127°C, light transmission is 91%, and melt viscosity permits production of ultrathin light guide plates for displays in mobile devices. Product also exhibits low birefringence and high molding accuracy (submicron detail replication).
Low Molecular Weight Polymers promote adhesion.
Paris 92062 France
Jan 21, 2014
Dispersed in water, Ricobond® 7002 and 7004 produce low-viscosity, stable dispersions with small particle size. Both can be formulated with other emulsions for optimized adhesion to different polar and non-polar substrates. Adding dispersions to standard latexes such as SBR and VP emulsions can also improve water resistance and mechanical properties. Other uses include water-based adhesives, coatings, paper sizing, construction materials, and composites.
Frac Balls eliminate orientation effect.
Craig Technologies, Inc.
Seaford, DE 19973
Jan 17, 2014
Manufactured using innovative molding compound, Super Tough Frac Balls outperform machined G10 frac balls in flexural strength, compressive strength, shear strength, and impact strength. Product line demonstrates optimized ability to hold under pressure downhole for prolonged periods of time at elevated temperatures. Available in ¾–4 ½ in. diameters, ST Series eliminates orientation effect, in which G10 balls have catastrophic break failure in polar orientation.
Thermoplastic Compounds feature carbon fiber reinforcement.
Winona, MN 55987
Jan 14, 2014
Based on carbon fiber reinforced PEEK, PPA, PPS, and PEI resin systems, Ultra Performance Structural Compounds are manufactured using compounding techniques that maximize fiber integrity. Injection-moldable thermoplastic materials are available in high-temperature resin systems with carbon fiber reinforcement loadings from 20%–40% to meet range of application requirements in diverse markets. In addition to structural characteristics, other capabilities may be added during compounding.
Acetal Copolymer suits blow/injection molded tank applications.
Houston, TX 77258
Dec 23, 2013
Intended for Small Off-Road Engine (SORE) applications, jerrycans, and other containers, Hostaform® low-permeation and toughened (LPT) acetal copolymer (POM) offers single-layer solution that meets EPA and CARB permeation regulations. Hostaform S 9364 LPI is designed for injection molding, while S 9364 LPB is suited for blow molding. Both exhibit long-term fuel resistance and will not degrade, scratch, or wear off. Strength and impact properties provide tank durability even at -40°F.
Thermoplastic Material suits tribological applications.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Omniseal
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Dec 23, 2013
Meldin® 5530 is intended for tribological applications, particularly for moving components in applications where friction and wear rate at contact points are of concern. Exhibiting minimized friction and wear even under dry conditions, material promotes extended service life and lowers risk of system failure. Media is oil, counter surface is aluminum, and material exhibits minimal water and oil absorption. Applicable parts include rotors, gears, thrust washers, and piston rings.
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