Polymers

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.<br /> <br /> Read More

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&trade; 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&ndash;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

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

FiberSPAN Wins Bid over Fiberglass Wood Decking for Ottawa's Historic Minto Bridges East and Center

February 15, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio – When corrosion of the existing steel bridge deck grating supporting Ottawa, Canada’s historic Minto Bridges East and Center closed the spans to vehicular traffic, designers began looking for a durable, low-maintenance replacement. The truss bridges, built between 1900 and 1902, also needed a lightweight solution. Research led city engineers to choose a fiber reinforced... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Improve The Cooling Performance Of Your Molds

February 8, 2016

Need to figure out your mold-cooling energy requirements for the various polymers you run? What about sizing cooling circuits so they provide adequate cooling capacity? Learn the tricks of the trade here. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only transferred from one place to another. If you think of an injection mold as a closed thermodynamic... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

Conductive Vinyl Flooring suits ESD protected areas.

February 8, 2016

Consisting of homogenous distribution of carbon black and proprietary polymers, Conductive Vinyl Flooring provides continuous and permanent path to ground. Resistivity of material is 10e3&ndash;10e6 &Omega;/sq with single layer thickness of .090 in. Because electrical resistance is inherent to material through thermoforming, electrical properties are impervious to wear damage caused by moving furniture. Conductive circuit remains unbroken while guarding against scratching and scuff marks. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

Cellular PVC Sheet and Trim address thickness requirements.

January 22, 2016

AZEK® cellular pvc trim and mouldings include AZEK 1 ½ in. Sheet and five 2x Trim products &ndash; all measuring 1 ½ in. thick. While 4 x 8 ft sheet has true 48 in.+ width, nominal boards sizes are 2 x 4 in., 2 x 6 in., 2 x 8 in., 2 x 10 in., and 2 x 12 in. with 18 ft lengths. AZEK 2x products have consistent color, density, and cell structure. Manufactured with -1/32 to +1/16 in. thickness tolerance, all products offer workability and durability and resist effects of weather. Read More

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Political Stakes Are Important

January 19, 2016

Normally I would not discuss politics in a public post or blog, but there are some items I think you should know about regarding the upcoming elections. Over the coming year there will be many opportunities for folks to show their interest and express their political orientation. Metalcraft Industries offers a variety of ways to support them. As a manufacturer of sign supplies we have a... Read More