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TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.
Teknor Apex Co.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Mar 03, 2014
Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C, TPE-S compound types include: high-performance extrusion, general-purpose extrusion, high-performance injection molding, and general-purpose injection molding.
Additive Metal Fabrication can build highly complex geometries.
Barrington, NH 03825
Jan 17, 2014
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) involves use of 3D CAD model, whereby file is created and sent to machine's software to allow build to begin. Technician works with 3D model to properly orient geometry for part building and adds supports structure as appropriate. Once build file is completed, it is sliced into layer thickness machine will build in (20 µm thick typ) and downloaded to DMLS machine. DMLS machine uses 400 W Yb-fiber optic laser and can use most alloys.
Waterjet Cutting Service produces clean edges.
Ponn Machine Cutting Co., Inc.
Woburn, MA 01801
Nov 08, 2013
To meet demand from medical device, consumer, and military electronics OEMs, Ponn Machine Cutting Company offers expanded waterjet cutting operations for production of small parts with high tolerances. Service can provide custom seals and gaskets cut from elastomers, foams, and sponges. Utilizing water under extreme pressure, Ponn’s waterjet cutting produces parts with clean edges and straight cuts. Company can import customer's electronic file and go into production in minutes.
Polyphenylene Sulfide reaches crystallinity without hot oil.
Houston, TX 77258
Oct 21, 2013
With Fortron® ICE Improved Crystallization Evolution Grades, injection molders that use hot molding systems, operating at temperatures greater than 275°F, can minimize cycle times and number of broken parts. Molders with cold injection units, operating at temperatures from 194–275°F, can achieve full crystallization. In addition to chemical and thermal resistance, semi-crystalline polymer offers high hardness and rigidity with low creep and moisture absorption.
Bar Stock Polymers withstand high temperatures.
East Providence, RI 02914 0349
Jul 18, 2013
Suitable for medium to high loads and temperatures up to 356°F, Blue iglide® A350 can withstand acidic environments and conforms to FDA guidelines. Polymer can thusly be used in food industry. Suitable for rotational applications, wear-resistant polymer iglide J350 exhibits low friction –especially when partnered with steel shafts. Temperature resistance of up to 356°F accommodates requirements of diverse applications.
Medical-Grade Acrylic Alloy aids production of thin-walled parts.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Jun 24, 2013
Altuglas® Luctor™ polymethyl methacrylate alloy flows 33 in. in injection mold cavities with dimensions of 0.1 in. thick and 0.5 in. wide. Transparent polymer is resistant to fats, chemicals, plasticizers used in other polymer components, such as PVC tubing, and isopropyl alcohol used to clean medical devices. Also, alloy allows for minimizing of wall thickness when molding devices such as IV line components, using multi-cavity molds.
Drape Forming can create desired shape without vacuum.
Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
May 29, 2013
Drape Forming consists of process whereby plastic sheet is heated to state where it can be pressed, bent, or formed into or over mandrel to create desired shape. Since plastic is typically not stretched during process, it retains its full dimensional thickness from that of its original form. If sheet is clear or textured, it will also retain surface features post-processing. Typical applications include motorcycle and boat windshields, as well as medical devices that match up to human form.
Compostable Plastics suit thermoforming and injection molding.
Charlotte, NC 28216
May 22, 2013
With processing window of 176–248°F, ecovio® T2308 is suitable for thermoformed trays and cups. Content of ecoflex® compostable polyester ensures material is not too stiff or too brittle so products are not damaged during transportation and storage. Material is translucent and can be sealed with cover films. Dimensionally stable under heat up to 131°F, injection-molding grade ecovio IS1335 can be processed using single- or multi-cavity molds and is suitable for complex and high-quality packaging.
Polyurethane Impact Bar suits bulk material handling areas.
Gwinn, MI 49841
Apr 19, 2013
Intended for impact zones where material is dropped, conveyed, or transferred, Load Zone™ Impact Bar comprises ¾ in. thick layer of UHMW, which tops energy-absorbing polyurethane. These layers are secured to extruded aluminum insert for support. Available in variety of sizes, impact bar fits existing Load Zone Impact Beds and retrofits to other manufacturer impact beds.
LED-Optimized Acrylic Sheet promote sustainable efficiency.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Apr 10, 2013
Formulated of acrylic glass for optimal uniformity and light distribution, Altuglas® acrylic sheet helps reduce energy consumption and number of LEDs installed in applications ranging from signage to architecture as well as interior and exterior design. Material, which is resistant to UV and atmospheric agents, may me thermoformed and lends itself to forms of complex designs. Altuglas® LED system offers 10 colors, while Altuglas® Night & Day offers 4 colors and 2-in-1 day and night effect.
Extruded Plastic Sheet is available in pre-cut strip form.
Washington, PA 15301
Apr 05, 2013
Any Ensinger/Penn Fibre extruded material up to .156 thick and 2 ft wide is available in pre-cut strips of various thicknesses and widths. Strips are slit from standard 2 x 4 ft sheets using modified slitter, and this method of pre-cutting is often needed in first step to stamping or machining operation. Since setup time is involved to prepare modified slitter to handle slitting sheets, pricing depends on number of cuts and volume being run.
Porous Components/Filters are offered in refractory metals.
Farmington, CT 06032 3159
Jan 09, 2013
Able to withstand demanding operating conditions, porous metal components and filters are available in various refractory metal alloys – zirconium, titanium, tungsten, molybdenum, and niobium – that exhibit chemical resistance, strength, and thermal stability. Porous components or entire filter assemblies can be designed to meet various flow control or filtration requirements to exacting tolerances and down to sub-micron particulate removal. Melting points range from 2,400°C to over 3,400°C.
Glass Fabrication Services offer broad range of options.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Nov 23, 2012
Multiple technologies and machining processes are available to support technical glass and optics shapes, surfaces, edging, and hole drilling requirements. Depending on glass substrate material, thickness, hole diameter, and edge quality requirements, options for meeting application-specific machined glass requirements include CNC machining, opposed edge drilling, or abrasive material removal or sandblasting. Each option offers array of specific capabilities and capacities.
Knobs, Handles, Plastic Components support customization.
Davies Molding, LLC
Carol Stream, IL 60188-1818
Aug 27, 2012
Soft touch parts are molded with elastic overmolded rubber top surface and rigid thermoplastic substrate. Softness of knob provides comfortable touch with sure grip. Applications include consumer products, electronics, or products having higher cosmetic requirements. To help distinguish products, 2-shot parts come in various styles, sizes, and color combinations. Knobs may also be customized to match specific needs, such as pad printing, hot stamping, logos, or other design.
Medical and Nursing Scrubs are available with batik prints.
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Aug 03, 2012
Batik Scrubs are offered in fabrics which undergo Batik (wax resist decorative technique) process. Available fabrics will include skeletons prints, targeting x-ray technicians and chiropractors, as well as prints featuring eye glasses, targeting optometrists and ophthalmologists. Crackled look is also available. Featuring vibrant colors suited for medical scrubs or nursing uniforms, custom-made Sassy Scrub garments include top, pant, jacket, lab coat, surgical cap, and more.
X-Ray Detectable Plastics help protect food zone.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
May 11, 2012
Available in ½-6 in. diameter rods and 3/8-4 in. thick sheets, Sustarin® C XDT Acetal Copolymer and Polystone® M XTD UHMW-PE can be detected by X-ray inspection equipment for pieces as small as 3 mm³ on production lines running as fast as 250 fpm. Both materials are FDA-compliant for direct food contact. Detected in various types of packages, including metal cans, glass jars, and plastic containers, materials are suitable for scraper blades, filler/mixer components, wear/slide guides, and baffles.
TPE Compounds impart non-slip surfaces to products.
Teknor Apex Co.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Jan 11, 2012
Monprene® Wet Grip Series styrenic block copolymer compounds retain their rubber-like traction when wet with no loss of elasticity or other key mechanical properties, making them suited for soft-touch applications like grips, handles, knobs, and cushions. They are available in hardnesses from 10 to 45 Shore A and can be applied onto variety of substrates by means of 2-shot, coinjection, or insert molding.
Acrylic Sheets are made from recycled content.
Jersey City, NJ 07305 1122
Sep 22, 2011
Made from 30%-50% recycled plastic materials, Ecoglas® environmental acrylic sheets resemble beach glass, stained glass, jungle or desert camouflage, and hard candy. Fusion between acrylic casting with inclusion of colorful post-industrial scrap plastic materials affords variety of colors and textures. Thermo-formable and translucent, sheets are made from blended, dissimilar, recycled polymers and suit such applications as POP displays, store fixtures, furniture, lighting, and signs.
Self-Adhesive Vinyl Pockets come in diverse styles and sizes.
Raynham, MA 02767
Aug 19, 2011
Available in 29 standard sizes from 1 x 3 in. to 11 x 14 in., U.S. manufactured Self-Adhesive Vinyl Pockets are made from 8-mil clear vinyl with 6 mil adhesive back and heavy release liner. Styles that include business card-, CD/DVD-, job ticket-, and sign-holders as well as 8 ½ x 11 in. sheet protectors. Offering replacements for Avery, C-Line, and U-Line, products may be used in applications such as filing, inventory management, POP displays, retail displays, and parts packaging.
RF Plastics Welding can fabricate Medalist® elastomer bags.
Genesis Plastics Welding
Fortville, IN 46040
Jun 29, 2011
Used for joining and assembly, ecoGenesis(TM) RF plastics welding technology lets manufacturers of medical fluid delivery, storage, and drainage bags obtain clarity, elasticity, and performance characteristics of Medalist® medical elastomers while providing safe and fully compliant alternative to PVC, thermoplastic polyurethane, or natural rubber latex. Complex patterns can be welded in one sequence, accommodating range of design possibilities.
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