Polymers

Safety & Security Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Transportation Industry Products

Fire-Resistant Plastics suit aerospace applications.

July 2, 2015

Offering weight savings up to 60% compared to aluminum, High Performance Plastics meet required agency certifications for use in aerospace applications. Inherent flame resistance meets requirements of UL 94-V0 and fire behavior standards in accordance with FAR 25.853. Additional benefits include chemical and petrochemical resistance, as well as low smoke and toxicity characteristics. Material options that provide self lubrication help minimize or eliminate need for repeated maintenance. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Thermoplastic Connectors combine strength, solvent resistance.

May 20, 2015

Constructed of Kynar® (PVDF) engineering thermoplastic, Kynar (PVDF) Connectors (No. 11390–11404) serve applications requiring purity, strength, and resistance to solvents. Configurations include female luer lock to barb, non-vented female luer lock cap, female luer lock to female luer lock, male luer lock to barb, and non-vented male luer lock cap. Natural-colored components are Autoclave, E-Beam, EtO, Gamma, and Steam sterilization compatible, and barbs range in size from 1/16–¼ in. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Multi-Purpose Material offers chemical resistance.

May 13, 2015

Made of polyketone, SUSTAKON® offers optimal resilience, making it suitable for parts subject to continuous dynamic stress and high load alternation, such as gear wheels or friction bearings. Resistance against aggressive chemicals, lye, lubricants, oils, and weak acids makes SUSTAKON suitable for seals, pump components, and valve flaps. With low water absorption rate of 0.4% in average climates, material can also be used in environments where parts may come in contact with moisture. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Polycarbonate Panels come in clear, translucent green versions.

April 27, 2015

Featuring non-combustible flame spread rating of 6, UNITREX® heavy-duty corrugated or flat polycarbonate panels exhibit impact resistance; long-term durability against denting, cracking, and peeling; as well as UV resistance for color stability. Areas of use include new construction or replacement siding and roofing applications on commercial, industrial, and residential buildings subject to frequent damage from weather, pollution, and vandalism. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

LEXAN Thermoplastic Sheet targets aircraft interiors.

April 23, 2015

Part of LEXAN™ XHR LIGHT sheet series, XHRL300 and XHRL200 are suitable where high impact strength is not critical. Thermoplastic sheets meet stringent industry regulatory requirements, including heat release (OSU 55/55), flame, smoke density (FAR25.853), and toxicity (BSS7239, ABD0031). With density of 0.94 g/cm³ and 1.07 g/cm³ respectively, LEXAN XHRL300 and XHRL200 offer up to 36% and 28% weight savings, respectively, when replacing traditional PVC/PMMA-based solid sheet products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Vinyl Products maintain consistant appearance outdoors.

April 17, 2015

Exhibiting durability and weatherability while minimizing maintenance, Geon™ Bold vinyl materials offer consumers, designers, and architects dark, rich colors that withstand elements, especially heat buildup, without losing vibrancy or performance. Applications, commercialized or in development, include capstock and cladding for window and door lineals, decking railings, fencing, roofing, and siding. These materials come in various gloss levels and usage temperatures. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

TPE Overmolding Material provides vibration damping.

April 14, 2015

Offering optimal bonding capability to rigid polymers, Versaflex™ VDT reduces vibration that can cause discomfort and potentially lead to muscle and joint damage. Material can also reduce noise by minimizing vibrations transmitted from motors and pumps. Applications range from sports and leisure equipment, lawn and garden tools, and consumer electronics cases to kitchen appliances and power tools. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Engineering Plastics help overcome invisibility issues.

April 2, 2015

Used for kettle scraper blades, impellor parts, and pump valves, TECAFORM® UD blue, TECAFORM® FG blue, and HYDEX® 4101 UD blue help overcome innate invisibility of plastic to screening devices such as X-ray machines and metal detectors which are commonly used in food production. Extensive testing of HYDEX® 4101 UD blue found product to be 100% detectable in pieces as small as 4 mm and 99.5% detectable in pieces as small as 3 mm. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Transportation Industry Products

Thermoplastic Elastomers withstand extreme conditions.

March 20, 2015

Developed using custom-engineered production machinery, Thermoplastic Elastomer Materials perform under very high and low temperatures, during medical sterilization procedures, and in demanding environmental conditions. Some TPEs are formulated to endure exposure to ultraviolet light, abrasion, caustic substances, and flammable conditions. Typical applications are found in automotive, healthcare, and industrial market segments. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Materials & Material Processing

Handheld Plastics Analyzer enables lab-grade chemistry analysis.

March 16, 2015

Supplied in ruggedized, NEMA-4 enclosure, portable PolyMax™ Plastics Analyzer can determine light and black at every stage of recycling process. Preloaded materials library lets users identify plastics in any form from all major families and subfamilies of plastics: Polyethylene (PE), Polystyrene, Nylon, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polycarbonate, and Polypropylene. Features include 5 in. color touchscreen, onboard camera, and point-and shoot operation. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Materials & Material Processing, Services

3D Printer uses recycled, post-consumer plastics.

March 16, 2015

With EKOCYCLE™ Cube®, users can take proactive role in environmental sustainability by tranforming post-consumer plastics into objects that are useful. EKOCYCLE cartridge can turn equivalent of 3 recycled 20 oz PET plastic bottles into wearable fashion, music accessories, and desktop decor. Featuring curated printing color palette of red, black, white, and natural, plug-and-play printer enables mobile printing via Cubify app for iOS and Android. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

PTFE-Modified Compounds exhibit wear resistance under high loads.

March 11, 2015

Comprising polymers lubricated with PTFE formulation, LUVOCOM® XTF series provides low coefficient of friction while preserving mechanical performance. Benefits include short running-in behavior at start-up. Minimizing deposition in tool cavities, mechanical properties result in PTFE not separating from polymer during injection molding process. Currently available versions include LUVOCOM 1105-9098/XTF and 1105-9182/XTF, which are based on PEEK (polyetheretherketone) polymer.

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Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services, Materials & Material Processing

Viscoelastic Polyurethane Gel offers high elongation.

March 5, 2015

Featuring Shore OO 40 Durometer hardness and elongation over 1,000%, NTG-7 suits applications requiring soft elastomeric material with cushioning effect. Polyurethane molding/casting material offers good tear strength and less tacky surface without use of plasticizer. Since gel is viscoelastic, it slowly/gently absorbs pressure at low compression depth, and its deflection increases gradually as it is pressed down deeper. In addition, solid gel does not bottom-out easily like flexible foam would. Read More

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

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Two-Shot Molding Elastomers offer alternative to silicone gaskets.

December 18, 2014

Impact-resistant, 2-shot STK thermoplastic elastomers, available in hardnesses from 40 Shore A to 90 Shore A, can be overmolded, twin shot molded, or coextruded in one operation. Properties and design negate need to use silicone gaskets or insert them into housings, while rubbery material improves housing and gasket aspects. Resistant to household cleaning products, elastomers overmold onto diverse substrates: PC, ABS, PC/ABS, acrylic, PBT, PS, PP, PE, copolyester, and polyamides. 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