Raw Materials & Process Chemicals

Materials & Material Processing, Adhesives & Sealants

Epoxy Potting Compound resists high temperatures.

March 27, 2015

With 130°C relative temperature index rating, 50-3150RFR Black Epoxy with Catalyst 30 will survive elevated temperatures for long periods of time, which offers benefits as electronics get smaller and hotter. Compound is UL 746B listed and formulated to meet stringent non-burning requirements of UL 94 V-0. Typical applications include encapsulating power supplies, transformers, coils, insulators, and sensors. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Epoxy Potting Compound suits applications to 365°F.

March 27, 2015

Offering thermal conductivity, electrical insulation, and low shrinkage after cure, Aremco-Bond™ 2315 is suited for potting and encapsulating densely packaged power supplies, rectifiers, ICs, oscillators, DACs, amplifiers, and relays. Black-pigmented product provides flexural strength of 12,300 psi and dielectric strength of 480 V/mil. Mixed in ratio of 100 parts resin to 25 parts hardener by weight, compound cures in 2 hr at 160°F plus 2 hr at 300°F. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Acrylic Sheets diffuse LED light sources.

March 26, 2015

Offered in 2 grades, Plexiglas® MC Diffusion provides LED luminaire OEMs and optics suppliers with uniform light diffusion and transmission. Plexiglas® MC Diffusion 100, offering smooth sheet surface, provides 87% light transmission, while Plexiglas® MC Diffusion 200 with textured surface provides 84% light transmission. Both grades come in standard thicknesses of 0.080–0.118 in. and provide greater than 95% haze for light source hiding capability. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Thin Cooling Device eliminates hot spots in compact electronics.

March 23, 2015

At <1 mm thick, thin loop heat pipe helps prevent overheating of localized parts due to heat generated from internal components in such small, thin electronic devices as smartphones and tablets. Heat-transfer device consists of evaporator and condenser connected by pipes into loop with encapsulated working fluid. Evaporator features six 0.1 mm thick copper sheets stacked together and contains porous structure with numerous holes driving fluid with capillary action. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Formaldehyde Meter detects unsafe levels in indoor air.

March 19, 2015

With measurement range of  0–5 ppm, Model FD08 can determine whether flooring, carpeting, drapes, wall board, or other furnishings emit unsafe level of formaldehyde. Handheld Indoor Air Quality tool displays readings on 2 in. LCD with resolution of 0.01 ppm and accuracy of ±(5%+0.03 ppm). Operating from 32–122°F, Model FD08 can also measure workplace levels in manufacturing facilities and warehouses where formaldehyde is used in resins and bindings, or as process chemical. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products, Green & Clean

Fabric Softener is gentle on environment.

March 17, 2015

Designed to leave fabric soft, even in hard water, Conserv Solid Green 80 Fabric Softener contains brighteners and antistatic agents, which optimize efficiency of dryers and ironers. Solid form is non-corrosive and safe to handle. Derived from renewable resources, product is rapidly biodegradable and contains no phosphates, VOCs or alkyl phenols. Conserv Solid Green 80 has 1-year shelf life and is suitable for hospitals, hotels, schools, prisons, and uniform laundries. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Custom-Matched PVC Compounds suit automotive exterior trim.

March 12, 2015

Available in more than 60 colors, Apex® 1545 Series Extrusion Compounds are 85 Shore A PVC products that yield pure color, consistent gloss, and smooth surface required for meeting Class A finish specifications of automotive OEMs. Products are suited for external layers of coextruded automotive parts, such as roof ditch moldings between roof and body sections, window trim between A pillars and windshield, and body trim. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean

Bio-Based, Solvent-Free Lidding Films promote sustainability.

March 12, 2015

Available in clear, white, and metallized formats, LumiLid® dual-ovenable lidding films are manufactured with Toray sustainable resin blends made with >50% renewable feedstocks. Solvent-free formula alleviates solvent retention concerns while promoting sustainability. Designed for frozen, wet and dry food, and dairy applications, films are Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS)-certified and FDA-compliant for use with oven temperatures of up to 400°F for 30 min. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Octane Booster legally increases gasoline engine performance.

March 11, 2015

Safe for use in all gasoline engines, Professional Grade Octane Booster (Part No. 4279K) safely stops knocks, pings, hesitation, and restores performance. Use at every gasoline fill-up boosts octane level up to 15 points or 1.5 RON, promoting horsepower and acceleration. Use also removes carbon deposits, improves ignition and responsiveness, and helps fuel burn cleaner. Booster can also be used as lead substitute for collector and performance automobiles. Read More

Lubricants, Materials & Material Processing

Fluorescent Liquid Penetrant comes in aerosol cans.

March 9, 2015

With ZL-37 Aerosol, users can inspect high-stress critical components to detect fine, tight, and open discontinuities. Type 1, postemulsifiable, Level 4 penetrant is impervious to water to protect it from over washing and permit penetrant to remain in discontinuities for optimized detection of small defects. Product is suited for local penetrant inspections, field testing, spot inspections, and places where bulk processing is impractical. Read More

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

Silicone Elastomer Gels target cosmetics industry.

March 5, 2015

In addition to leaving skin feeling soft, BELSIL® EG 1 and REG 102 exhibit pronounced shear-thinning attributes; products remain solid when at rest but undergo reversible conversion to liquid state in response to shear stress. BELSIL® EG 1 is derived from classic addition-curing silicone elastomer. BELSIL® REG 102, based on specialty silicone which is crosslinked to 3-dimensional network via silicone resin segments, provides long-lasting effects by optimizing water and transfer resistance. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Vision Systems

Polycarbonate Sheet targets lighting OEMs.

March 3, 2015

Balancing light diffusion and transmission, Makrolon® DX-NR offers optimal outdoor weathering performance, enabled by co-extruded, UV-resistant technology. Polycarbonate sheet, offering non-glossy and non-reflective appearance, is suited for lenses used in exterior applications. Enabling designers to create energy-efficient lighting fixtures, Makrolon® Lumen XT LC0 resists high temperatures, has achieved UL 94 V-2 flammability rating, and provides uniform light diffusion. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Tryptamine Reference Standards are suited for research, analysis.

March 2, 2015

Cerilliant® Certified Spiking Solutions® comprise tryptamines intended for use in quantitative mass spec-based testing applications. Specifically, products include solution certified reference materials (CRMs) for 5 synthetic tryptamines — 5-MeO-AMT, 5-MeO-DALT, 5-MeO-MiPT, 5-MeO-DMT, and 5-MeO-DiPT — in addition to 3 naturally occurring tryptamines: N, N-dimethyltryptamine; psilocybin; and its stable-labeled internal standard. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Controls & Controllers

Sequencing Oligos optimize target sequence assembly.

February 23, 2015

Manufactured under rigorous conditions to ensure purity and low levels of cross-contamination, Next-Gen Sequencing Oligos are required for proper assembly of genome sample fragments. With cross-contamination thresholds as low as 0.25% or less, and both ISO 9001 and 13485 manufacturing available, sequencing adapters are suitable for life science research and molecular diagnostic applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Cable Jacketing Compounds withstand harsh environments.

February 18, 2015

Operating from -40 to +75°C, Flexalloy 9616-94 has 73 Shore C hardness (94 Shore A) rating and oxygen index of 38%. Elastomer provides crush and impact resistance and UV stability for such uses as mining cable as well as flame retardance for such applications as industrial Ethernet. With max continuous operating rating of 105°C and oxygen index of 35%, oil- and chemical-resistant Flexalloy 9617-79 consists of 79 Shore A compound with plasticizer and high-molecular-weight PVC polymer. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Fine Silica enhances catalyst support.

February 12, 2015

Pore structure, spherical shapes, and size distribution of SUNSPERA contribute to optimized finished polymer resins and productivity. SUNSPERA joins Solesphere™, Sunlovely™, M.S. GEL™, and Silica Gel, which provide catalyst support for cosmetics, film, and synthetic leather and serve as matting agent for paints and act as filler for coated printing papers. Fine silica products are available in mean particle diameters from 1.8–200 μm and with oil absorption capacities from 30–400 ml/100 g. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rigid PVC Compounds reduces stress cracking, offer PC performance.

February 10, 2015

Exhibiting strength and clarity while reducing or eliminating stress cracking at interface with flexible PVC components, Apex SCR™ heat-stable compounds enable rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in such clear medical components as connectors and check valves. It took Apex SCR rigid PVC grades 1–2½ weeks or more to exhibit stress cracking during testing. Simultaneously, compounds exhibited required toughness, rigidity, and clarity suited for typical applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Green & Clean

Recycling Service handles spent aluminum oxide.

February 2, 2015

With 100% closed loop recycling process, Washington Mills takes back spent aluminum oxide that would typically be put into landfills. Spent aluminum oxide is blended with new bauxite, and this mixture is fed into specially designed furnaces that melt and purify liquid abrasive. Process transforms spent aluminum oxide back into raw materials used to make pure fused aluminum oxide. Recycling greens supply chain and frees companies from future landfill liabilities. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Calcium Silicate Board suits molten aluminum applications.

January 30, 2015

Able to withstand continuous operating temperatures up to 1,560°F, Ultratemp-AL non-wetting carbon fiber reinforced insulating calcium silicate board is noncombustible and asbestos free. Board exhibits prolonged resistance to cracking and disintegration from thermal cycling or action of liquid metal flow, reducing risk of inclusions and casting contamination. Along with resistance to oil penetration, properties include chemical resistance and minimal shrinkage after heating. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Fiber Sizings are suited for use in automotive resin composites.

January 29, 2015

Water-based polyurethane dispersion Hydrosize® U2-04 is compatible with polyamide resins, while water-based polyamide dispersion Hydrosize PA846 is stable and offers optimized thermal resistance. FGLASS™ X91 EMA dispersion film former complies with Commission Regulation (EU) n°10/2011 repealing directive 2002/72/EC, and water-based, blocked isocyanate Hydrosize U9-01 enhances reactivity of interface between fiber and resin. Read More