Polymers

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

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

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Wego is a Global Supplier of Polycarboxylate

June 8, 2016

Wego Chemical Group is a leading global supplier and distributor of polymers such as Polycarboxylate. Polycarboxylate can be found under CAS # 9084-06-4 and has the molecluar formula C21H14Na2O6S2. Polycarboxylate is often referred to by its commonly used acronyms, PCX, PXC, and PC, or alternatively by its synonym Sodium Poly (Naphthaleneformaldehyde) Sulfonate. Polycarboxylate's primary... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Plastikos Takes Lead Role in Drug Delivery Market with Disposable Cartridge Components Made of TOPAS® Cyclic Olefin Copolymer

June 6, 2016

Precision Molded Parts Deliver Drug Compatibility, High Purity, and Dimensional Stability ERIE, Pa. – Plastikos Inc., a leading custom injection molder, and its sister mold making company Micro Mold, both based in Erie, Pa., have successfully commercialized disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices for medications such as insulin... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Custom-Cut Vinyl helps error-proof gauges.

June 2, 2016

Applied to gauges and other smooth surfaces, Gauge-Marking Vinyl enables quick visual identification of gauge and inspection parameters and specifications. Transparent, adhesive-back product can be hand-cut with scissors or precut-to-fit at company's In-House Sign Shop®. Available in red, green, and yellow, vinyl adheres to glass/plexiglass, metal, PVC, corrugated plastic, and magnetic/dry erase boards. It can also be used to reduce lighting glare, tint windows, and enhance backlit signs. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Custom-Fabricated Thermal Management Materials Save Time, Money

May 24, 2016

ROCHESTER, NY – Web Seal fabricates custom thermal management materials manufactured by Bergquist, Chomerics, Kerafol, 3M, MHW, and Chang Sung for a wide variety of industries, including automotive, communication, defense /aerospace, textiles, food processing, chemical industries, and medical instruments.  With advances in electronics, thermal management is especially critical due to growing... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Thermoforming Service offers soft touch with TPO option.

May 3, 2016

Thermoforming services offer soft touch thermoform with thermoplastic olefin (TPO) manufacturing option. This provides pliable plastic choice that has soft touch feel with attributes of rigid TPO part. Optimized for material performance, durability, sound absorption, and impact strength, soft touch benefits applications through various texture options, slip and chemical resistance, as well as sound/insulation properties. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Kraton is "Stretching the Limits" in the Design and Construction of Personal Care Products at the IDEA 2016 Expo

April 28, 2016

HOUSTON and BOSTON - Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces plans to exhibit at IDEA 2016. The Kraton team will be available at booth #752, May 3rd-5th at the Boston Convention Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Potting Compound cures in 1 hour.

April 22, 2016

Designed to cure within 1 hour at room temperature, 20-2183 features 2:1 mix ratio and low viscosity that makes it suitable for use in cable assemblies, potting electronics, molding parts, and encapsulating electronic components. Tough elastomeric material helps assemblies withstand thermal cycling, offers vibration resistance, and imparts low stress on electronic components during cure. Resistant to moisture, compound may be used in wet environments and outdoor applications. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

National Park Looking for Long Lasting Bridge Deck Replacement Product Chooses FiberSPAN

April 14, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio - The National Park Service got barely a decade of use out of the wood bridge deck installed on Hillside Pedestrian Bridge in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park before rotting timbers and corroding steel forced the federal agency to close the structure and look for a longer lasting solution. The Federal Highway Administration specified FRP material in design plans for the new... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Addivant(TM) Receives Formal Opinion from EFSA Further Expanding the Food Contact Approvals for its New Nonylphenol-Free Antioxidant

April 13, 2016

Danbury, Connecticut - Addivant™, a global leader in polymer additive technologies, announced today that its nonylphenol-free plastic antioxidant, WESTON® 705, has received a formal opinion from the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) that expands the applicability of the breakthrough antioxidant to an even broader range of food contact applications. The formal opinion from EFSA has been... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Gel Casting Resin Formula features non-tack surface.

April 8, 2016

Fostering design freedom for product engineers, NTG-9 allows production of stand-alone polyurethane gel parts in mold without prefabrication of flexible film/laminate material. Viscosity values of component materials allow facilitated handling and replication of mold surface at high resolution. Able to be processed at room temperature in ambient pressure molds, formula serves applications requiring soft elastomeric material with good cushioning effect, strength, and less tacky surface.

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Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Laurel BioComposite Receives BPI Certification for Bio-Res PLA

April 4, 2016

Laurel, Nebraska — More than 4 billion petroleum-based plastic containers are used annually according to a recent study by Iowa State University. That’s 832,000 tons and less than 2 percent of that amount is recycled or re-used. In fact, the U.S. has generated more plastic in the last decade than has been mass-produced in the last century. With manufacturers and retail segments on the hunt... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Vision Systems

LeddarTech's LeddarOne Sensor Includes ElectriPlast

April 1, 2016

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., today announces that LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ optical detection technology, includes ElectriPlast material to produce lens barrels in its latest release of its LeddarOne Sensing Module, a compact and low-cost... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Services, Transportation Industry Products

ULA Atlas V Rocket Lifts off with 3D Printed Parts

March 25, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS REHOVOT, Israel - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) supported a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Atlas V rocket flew serial production 3D printed parts enabled by Stratasys support and technology. The 3D printed parts highlight the ability to replace metal components with 3D printed lightweight... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Micro-Sensing with Plastics: Empowering People for a Sustainable Planet

March 18, 2016

Cope Plastics Works With Local Students To Build Solution for Safe Drinking Water Around the World! Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Lewis Clark Community College and the National Great Rivers Research Education Center in Alton, IL developed MoboSens: a Mobile Phone Liquid Sensing Technology to be used for testing water contamination anywhere... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polymers suit soft touch medical device applications.

March 11, 2016

Usable in conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment, ProFlex™ styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene (SEBS) comes in 6 standard grades that meet USP Class VI biocompatibility standards and range from Shore 35A to 85A. Soft touch over-molding of these polymers onto rigid thermoplastic or metal components provides high-friction, ergonomically friendly surface. Also, vibration damping and insulating properties are suited for over-molding of medical instrument handles and grips. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

ETFE Adhesive chemically bonds to engineered plastics.

March 10, 2016

Able to bond to dissimilar materials, such as polyamides, polyethylenes, and metals, Fluon® ETFE LH-8000 is suited for producing multilayer structures in one-step process without surface treatment. Chemical-resistant product has ultra-low melting point of 180–190°C, and offers wide processing temperature range between melting point and onset of degradation (350°C). Typical applications include chemical bags, hot water hoses, and anti-stick conveyor belts. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Materials & Material Processing

Form Systems and Wall Panel offer sanitary surfaces.

February 25, 2016

Suitable for sanitizing on daily basis, added products include EFS-8 Extrutech Form System for 8, 10, and 12 in. concrete walls; EFSI-8 Extrutech Form System for Insulated concrete walls; P224 Wall Panel for interior partition walls and clean rooms; and P645 Angle Form Connector for construction of concrete circular and oval storage tanks or above/below ground swimming pools. Waterproof products offer bright white, non-porous surface that resists rust, damage, and corrosion. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Teknor Apex Now Offers Diverse TPE and TPV Compounds For Seals, Gaskets, Motor Mounts, and Other Major-Appliance Components

February 19, 2016

New Specialty Sarlink® TPVs and Monprene® TPEs Address Issues Where Competitive Materials like EPDM, PVC, and General-Purpose TPVs Commonly Fall Short PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A. - Teknor Apex Company has introduced four specialty thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for seals, gaskets, motor mounts, drain tubes, shock absorbers, feet, and other components of major appliances, expanding a diverse... Read More