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Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

LORD Corporation Scheduled to Present on a Variety of Topics at Upcoming International Elastomer Conference

September 28, 2016

Cary, N.C. – LORD Corporation – a leader in the development of adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies – has announced a full schedule of presentations at the upcoming International Elastomer Conference. To be held Oct. 10-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., the show is an annual event held by the Rubber Division of the ACS... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Drilling Fluid Additives stabilize and strengthen wellbore.

September 28, 2016

Designed for depleted and mechanically weak formations, FLC™ additives act as shielding agents. Impermeable barrier they form at fluid-rock interface minimizes fluid and pressure invasion while also stabilizing and strengthening wellbore. Designed for oil and gas environment, products help operators succeed in diverse difficult drilling conditions. Respectively, fracture sealing capabilities for FLC Fine, Supreme, Extreme, and Max are up to 150 µm, 500 µm, 500–3,000 µm, and 250 µm. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Air Products introduces catalysts and additive technologies for foam emission management.

September 28, 2016

Enabling the use of low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) Blowing Agents in polyurethane foam applications, Air Products introduces catalysts such as: Polycat® 203; Polycat® 218; Polycat® 204; and, Dabco® PM301 that can help manufacturers achieve low or non-emissive foam products. Air Products also releases a new additives selection guide highlighting the performance benefits of Dabco® hybrid catalysts and Polycat® SA heat-activation catalysts. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Chromaflo Featuring Non-phthalate Tinting System and Global Presence at CPI 2016 Visit us in Baltimore at Booth 27

September 27, 2016

Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S.A – Chromaflo Technologies will present a broad product portfolio for the polyurethane industry at CPI, September 26-28, 2016. Chromaflo will introduce the DTP colorant line, a non-phthalate plasticizer tinting system to enable customers to create new colors on demand as well as feature our global presence, high-strength blacks and wide range of chemistries/carriers. ... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Dispersion is designed for automotive applications.

September 27, 2016

Designed as fiber sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications, Hydrosize® Link is available in 2 grades and designed to react with PA6 and PA6.6 resin matrices. Hydrosize Link U470 is suited for use with chopped strand fiber, and Hydrosize Link U480 is intended for chopped strand and continuous fiber. Both grades deliver optimized composite performance even under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and elevated temperatures. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

CO2 Supply Agreement Finalized

September 26, 2016

CO2 Supply Agreement Reached between Pennsylvania Grain Processing, LLC and Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. DECATUR, Illinois and Clearfield, Pennsylvania – Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. (CCPI), a subsidiary of Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pennsylvania Grain Processing, LLC (PGP) for the supply of carbon dioxide (CO2) from... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Black 100% Recycled Content Masterbatch delivers sustainability.

September 26, 2016

Made of 100% recycled carbon black from post-consumer tires, ECOBlack product provides sustainable alternative to conventional carbon black. ECOBlack 40 consists of polyethylene-based masterbatch and can be used in such traditional applications as film, sheet, and molded items. Material supports use at typical masterbatch letdown ratios of from 2%–5%. Possible areas of use include automotive and office furniture applications. Read More

Lubricants, Materials & Material Processing

Die Release Agents utilize heat-activated additive.

September 26, 2016

DIE SLICK® die lubricants with Smart Polymer™ Technology, a heat-activated additive, are able to form evenly distributed, tough, protective die coating when exposed to hot areas of die and do not accumulate residue in cooler areas. Within die casting industry applications, these poperties reduce solder on castings while enhancing release and wetting characteristics. Use also results in bright and clean castings and can help increase productivity. Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Solid Laundry Systems effectively clean all types of textiles.

September 20, 2016

Solid laundry products, designed to launder linens at on-premise laundries in nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, include Ultimate, Stage 2, and Conserv SG80. Ultimate gently penetrates surface to clean linen fibers by eliminating tough soils, odors, and stains. Stage 2 combines detergent cleaners, water conditioner, and soil suspenders with chlorine bleaching. Conserv SG80 Fabric Softener imparts softness to fabric and contains brighteners as well as antistatic agents.
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Materials & Material Processing

UL 94 V-0 Potting/Encapsulating Compounds suit harsh environments.

September 20, 2016

Epoxy and urethane products that meet engineering design demands of electronic and aerospace assemblies include 20-2362 FR low-durometer, low-viscosity urethane as well as 50-2369 FR thermally conductive and thermal shock-resistant urethane. Suited for similar applications, 50-3150 FR thermally conductive epoxy can provide an RTI rating of 130°C with Cat 30, while 50-3152 FR thermally conductive epoxy features 1:1 mix ratio and CTI rating of >600 V. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Wax Modifiers optimize asphalt roofing production.

September 14, 2016

Able to optimize heat stability and reduce mixing time necessary to completely blend polymer, Ceranovus™ Polyethylene and Polypropylene Waxes are valuable additives in both SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) and APP (atactic polypropylene) modified bitumen roofing systems. Products decrease viscosities at process temperature and minimize bleeding of higher oil formulations through oil scavenging. Synthesized from 100% recycled materials, modifiers are available in pastilles or granules. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

New Blow Molding Technology Gives Makers of Medical Bags and Bottles Access to Economic and Performance Advantages of TPEs

September 12, 2016

Teknor Apex Collaborates with FGH Systems and Device Manufacturers to Perfect Use of Medalist® Medical Elastomers as Alternatives to Thermoset Rubber and PVC DENVILLE, NJ, U.S.A. - FGH Systems Inc. and Teknor Apex Company have developed material, equipment, tooling, and mold technologies for high-volume extrusion blow molding of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), making possible a more... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

LS-HFFR Jacket Compound performs over broad temperature range.

September 12, 2016

Low-smoke, halogen-free, and flame retardant, Halguard® 58650 Compound provides resistance to thermal shock along with low-shrink properties required for fiber optic cable. Product performs well over broad temperature range, from brittle point of -47°C to max continuous operating temperature of 105°C. Compound exhibits post-extrusion linear shrinkage values of only 2%, has passed Teknor Apex internal tests for heat shock at 121°C, and exhibits deformation of only 4% at 121°C. Read More

Lubricants, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Champion Racing Oils Now Available at LaSalle Racing Engines

September 8, 2016

Clinton, Mo - Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced today that LaSalle Racing Engines headquartered in Breezewood, PA; now offers the complete line of Champion Motor Oils, Chemicals, Additives, Lubricants and Specialty Products. “It is extremely important for Champion to identify a regional retail racing performance... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Fiber Sizings are suited for automotive applications.

September 6, 2016

Differing in reactivity level, Hydrosize® Link U470 and U480 fiber sizings are polyurethane dispersions designed for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. These dispersions react directly with matrix resin to deliver optimized composite performance under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and high temperatures.
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Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

FRX Polymers' Nofia® Flame Retardants Obtain Accreditation from Oeko-Tex® Association

September 2, 2016

CHELMSFORD, Mass., August 29, 2016 - Several Nofia flame retardant grades from FRX Polymers Inc., the global leader in polymeric, halogen-free flame retardant solutions, have earned accreditation by the Oeko-Tex Association, an international association of independent research and testing institutes focused on enhancing both product safety and sustainable production in the textile industry. ... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Pure Amorphous Silica offers stable, all-natural alternative.

September 1, 2016

Offering all-natural alternative to synthetic products, StratoSil® is derived from rice hulls leftover from milling process. This sustainable, pure, amorphous silica is safe to handle and use and comes in two variants, StratoSil 100® and StratoSil 200®, respectively featuring 92% and 99.95% (dry) silica content. Both are produced to food grade specifications, are non-flammable and non-explosive, and do not exhibit any chemical reactivity. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Transportation Industry Products

General Dynamics NASCO to Build Container Ships for Matson

August 30, 2016

SAN DIEGO - General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it has signed a contract with Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), for the design and construction of two Kanaloa Class liquefied natural gas (LNG)-capable containerships with roll-on, roll-off capability. The 870-foot-long, 3,500... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Ultra Heat-Resistant Fluon® ETFE for Wire and Cable Insulation Withstands Temperatures Up to 200 °C

August 24, 2016

EXTON, Pa. – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. will feature Fluon® ETFE C88AXMP-HT at the 2016 IWCS show, booth #400. This ultra heat-resistant ETFE grade maintains performance characteristics at temperatures up to 200 °C and is an ideal material for industrial and automotive wire and cable insulation, as well as seat heating cables. At the show, Masahide Yodogawa, Sr. RD Manager of AGC’s... Read More

HVAC, Materials & Material Processing

Honeywell Receives Awards for Pioneering Environmentally Preferable Technologies

August 24, 2016

Honeywell Solstice® yf mobile air conditioning refrigerant and Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ provide alternatives for global transportation MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that two of its research teams were recognized with Heroes of Chemistry Awards for the development of environmentally preferable technologies. The awards from the American Chemical Society, the... Read More