Polymers

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

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

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Assay uses sintered porous plastics.

October 6, 2014

Chromatrap® chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay, which utilizes BioVyon™ sintered porous plastic material chemically bound to Protein A or Protein G, captures antibody-tagged DNA protein complexes associated with cancers. Manufactured by cGMP processes, regulatory approved BioVyon materials exhibit minimal particle shedding, extractables, and bioburden and are suited for serving range of functions in medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Read More

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

Injection Molding Compounds target automotive window seals.

October 2, 2014

Designed for window encapsulation and appearance parts such as trim seals, Sarlink® 17100, ME-2500, and ME-2600 Series Compounds permit weight savings in comparison with EPDM and PVC. Sarlink 17100 thermoplastic vulcanizate compounds maintain seal integrity at high temperatures, resist greases and solvents, and yield low-gloss or matte finish. Readily colored, Sarlink ME-2500 and ME-2600 styrene block copolymer compounds exhibit high UV stability and offer adjustable gloss level. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Hydrophilic Porous Plastic suits life science applications.

October 1, 2014

Manufactured using cGMP processes and available in pore sizes from 5–100 micron (mean flow pore), BioVyon™ hydrophilic porous plastic exhibits low extractables, uniform pore size, and stability. Sintered porous plastics provide benefits wherever aqueous solutions are used in filtration, wicking, and fluid transfer. Also, use can reduce number of column condition steps within solid phase extraction sample preparation procedure. Material comes in sheet, roll, cut shapes, or molded form. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Sintered Porous Plastics can help understand cancer.

October 1, 2014

Offered in variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from 2 mm to 2 m diameter, BioVyon™ Porous Plastics are primarily made from polyethylene or polypropylene and are produced with pore sizes from 5–100 micron and porosities from 35–50%. Plastics can be molded into complex 3D shapes, or cut from roll or flat sheet. Offering chemical compatibility and resistance to most acids, bases, and temperatures up to 230°F, materials are suited for water/air filtration, sound attenuation, and vacuum table beds. Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Polyurethane Blocks provide thermal insulation.

September 30, 2014

Part of LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series, Precast/Tilt-up Concrete Wall Panel Blocks are made of high-density rigid cellular polyurethane material, which prevents thermal energy transfer between building and ground when installed under load-bearing precast, tilt-up, brick, and block walls. Closed-cell structure is inert and prevents absorption of moisture so it does not rot or dissolve in subgrade applications, or promote corrosion of steel components. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Silicone Release Coating offers flat release profile.

September 15, 2014

Targeting low-platinum, solventless systems, Silcolease®Poly 356 provides flat release over broad range of strip speeds, enabling label manufacturers to boost productivity. Product provides good cures at high coating line speeds, effective cure on thermally sensitive substrates, and wide range of release levels with addition of release modifiers. Silcolease®Poly 356 anchors to most substrates and has optimized bath stability. Read More