Manufacturing Processes

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

Services

Online Service optimizes laser cutting.

December 29, 2014

Creating optimal cutting plans for accurate laser cutting, ByOptimizer is based on Cluster technology by Tomologic, which groups part geometries on sheet so tightly that no raw material is wasted on gaps between parts. Software can call on database of over 300 process parameters that take into account geometry of parts to be cut, raw material type, thickness, and laser power. Comprehensive information is available for generating not only efficient but also safe cutting cycles. 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

Laser Cell Handles big, heavy sheet metal.

October 15, 2001

Automated laser load/unload cells can automatically load, cut, and unload sheets up to one in. thick. Its 4,000-watt laser cuts sheet sizes up to 4x8, 5x10 or 6x12 ft. Pneumatic loader picks up one sheet of plate at a time and carries it to laser. Just before loader places sheet on laser bed, fork style unloader picks up cut sheet. As laser begins cutting new sheet, unloader carries cut sheet to unload station. Read More