Fabricated Materials


Silicone Injection Molding produces prototypes, low-volume parts.

May 20, 2015

Enabled via acquisition of injection molding presses suited for small-, medium-, and micro-sized parts, liquid silicone injection molding services are available for prototype and low-volume production purposes. Capabilities cover manufacturing of complex injection mold tools within 15–25 business days. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Services

Color Graphics permanently decorate structural foam.

May 20, 2015

Fusing with polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) on subsurface level to permanently decorate injection molded PE and PP products, Polyfuze technology also works on structural foam. Single- or multi-colored graphics, applied using standard hot stamp equipment, are comprised of polymer-based, pigmented plastic that is 100% recyclable and can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH standards. Graphics also withstand weathering and fuel/solvent/chemical removal.
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Material Handling & Storage, Services

Dry Lubricant UHMW optimizes chain and belt performance.

April 29, 2015

Consisting of UHMW-PE Polyethylene with molecular density of 5,600,000 g/mol, MOVEX BLuLub® optimizes performance in conveyor chain applications, minimizing friction in high wear curve installations. Product operates from -40 to 176°F and complies with Code of Federal Regulation of FDA. In addition running dry, MOVEX BLuLub offers minimized noise, squeaking, energy consumption, and moisture absorption. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Vinyl Products maintain consistant appearance outdoors.

April 17, 2015

Exhibiting durability and weatherability while minimizing maintenance, Geon™ Bold vinyl materials offer consumers, designers, and architects dark, rich colors that withstand elements, especially heat buildup, without losing vibrancy or performance. Applications, commercialized or in development, include capstock and cladding for window and door lineals, decking railings, fencing, roofing, and siding. These materials come in various gloss levels and usage temperatures. Read More

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

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

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Services

Custom Capstocks meet diverse color and weathering needs.

January 12, 2015

Using polymer alloy technology, Custom-Formulated Capstocks impart weather resistant performance in outdoor building products such as fences and decking. Coextruded surface compounds meet requirements for rigid PVC and polyolefins, while providing colors from basic outdoor white to assortment of very dark colors. Products are available that yield variegated surface, with toners that provide rich natural undertone and streakers that impart realistic wood-grain effect. 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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Benchtop CNC Router helps automate production.

October 28, 2014

Suited for sign making and engraving, BT1212 features heavy-duty construction with precision ball screws on all 3 axes; 800 W (1 hp) Kress variable-speed, 8,000–24,000 rpm spindle; and 11.8 x 11.8 x 4.0 in. process area. Unit is powered by brushless micro stepper motor control system and operated via handheld controller. Compatible with G and M codes, machine comes with aluminum t-slot table and will route and engrave wood, plastic, foam, and light metals. Read More

Software, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Extrusion Design Tool helps expand production possibilities.

September 11, 2014

INSPIRE by Almag consists of 3D design tool that guides designers, architects, and manufactures in best way to utilize Extrusion Die technology advancements. To further aid in product design, onsite rapid prototype machine is available. Extrusion Die technology features that can be incorporated into aluminum extrusion include small, hollow cavities; wall thickness <0.040 in.; tongue ratios of 9:1 or greater; ability to change between thick and thin walls; and heat sink fin optimization. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Foaming Polyurethane protects hydraulic roof supports from debris.

June 26, 2014

Pour-in-place Loctite® MR5898™ bonds to pockets and hydraulic cylinders. By foaming up to fill entire cavities and adhering to edges, foam blocks out debris, particulate, teeth, or tools that might damage equipment while remaining flexible enough to allow free movement of hydraulic leg. This self-extinguishing, low-odor foam, intended for use underground and in confined spaces, has 2-part formula that begins to foam minutes after mixing, and becomes tack-free within minutes of pouring. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.

March 3, 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. Read More


Additive Metal Fabrication can build highly complex geometries.

January 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. Read More


Waterjet Cutting Service produces clean edges.

November 8, 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. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Polyphenylene Sulfide reaches crystallinity without hot oil.

October 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. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Bar Stock Polymers withstand high temperatures.

July 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. Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Medical-Grade Acrylic Alloy aids production of thin-walled parts.

June 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. Read More


Drape Forming can create desired shape without vacuum.

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. Read More


Compostable Plastics suit thermoforming and injection molding.

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. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services

Polyurethane Impact Bar suits bulk material handling areas.

April 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. Read More