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Simulated Polypropylene Material targets PolyJet 3D Printers.
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'); document.write('Suited for Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3, and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers, Endur simulated polypropylene features high impact resistance and elongation at break, maximizing part strength. With heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F, material offers maximum dimensional stability for its material class. Available in bright white, material works with range of form, fit, and assembly applications and prototyping of household appliances, consumer goods, automotive parts, and lab equipment.'); document.write('
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UV-Ozone Cleaning System produces results within minutes.
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'); document.write('Along with UV grid lamp for uniformity, HELIOS-500 features digital process timer for accurate control and drawer loading sample stage that accommodates up to 5 x 5 in. substrates. Included pedestals allow for adjusting distance between UV source and substrate, while built-in hour-counter records total hours of UV lamp usage for maintenance purposes. Within minutes, system can achieve near atomically clean surfaces using 185 and 254 nm UV wavelengths and without damaging devices.'); document.write('
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Polymer Binders have environmentally friendly formulations.
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'); document.write('Ecronova solutions are available for low-emission systems, interiors, primers, and low-filled systems. As solvent-free polyurethane/polyacrylic hybrid system, Ecrothan™ 2012 provides abrasion/chemical resistance and accelerates hardness development. Latter produces water resistance in floor coatings, parquet lacquers, and industrial coatings. Ecrylic™ KS 447 APEO-free styrene/acrylic emulsion produces corrosion protection in primer formulations and exhibits adhesion on various steel substrates.'); document.write('
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Die Cut Membranes suit venting and filtration applications.
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'); document.write('Supplied on rolls or sheets, with or without adhesive backing, Custom Die Cut Membranes are available in wide range of materials including cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, nylon, PES, PTFE, PVDF, MCE, CA, GF, and PP. Products can be fabricated in variety of formats with pore sizes from 0.2–0.45 microns, depending upon material. Available in diameters from 0.25–60 in., with tolerances of ±0.005 in., membranes can be produced using digital die-less cutting, or high-speed and rotary die cutting.'); document.write('
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HDPE Grade reduces weight, materials for caps and closures.
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'); document.write('Based on Borstar polyethylene technology, BorPure™ MB5568 high density polyethylene (HDPE) supports beverage industry\'s trend towards lightweight caps and closures for carbonated soft drinks, juices, teas, and bottled water. PE mechanical and processing properties can be tailored to application. Exhibiting stiffness and Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) as well as optimized organoleptic properties, multimodal polymer will not influence taste or odor of bottle contents.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Sterilizable Extruded Resin is suited for medical devices.
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'); document.write('Extruded Ultem® HU1004 accommodates medical device manufacturers interested in broadening sterilization capabilities of their products. Healthcare grade of resin from Sabic Innovative Plastics, Ultem HU1004, exhibits resistance to low temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization techniques (Sterrad® sterilization). Properties lend to performance as well as aesthetics, namely ductility and color stability.'); document.write('
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Mobile Liquid Biomass Solution creates sterilized water, fuel.
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'); document.write('MagneGas™ Mobile Unit converts liquid waste — sewage, sludge, agricultural manures, bio-diesel products — into sterilized water, which can then be used, in some instances, for irrigation and fertilization as well as creating clean-burning, hydrogen-based fuel that is essentially interchangeable with natural gas. Plasma Arc Flow process gasifies liquid wastes, and MagneGas created can be used for metal working, cooking, heating, powering bi-fuel automobiles, and more.'); document.write('
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Atmospheric Water Harvesters include hose-in feature.
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'); document.write('Powered at 100 or 220 V, air to water harvesting machines include hose-in feature, which allows them to connect to any water supply available for consumption if relative humidity is not high enough for atmospheric water generation. AquaPhere Models, suitable for home and office, come in 3 versions that produce 28 or 60 L/day. For commercial and industrial uses, AquaCube Models come in 5 versions producing 200–5,000 L/day. AquaBox Model, a hybrid of both, produces 100 L/day.'); document.write('
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Engineered TPEs are available in medical grade versions.
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'); document.write('Able to be processed by injection molding, extrusion, coating, and blow molding, medical grade engineered TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) are available in Shore Hardness range of 35A to 74D and offer soft, flexible feel. These FDA-compliant TPEs can be used on their own or overmolded to provide tactile or functional features on components molded from other polymers, such as PP, PE, ABS, PC, SMMA, POM, and Nylon.'); document.write('
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Cast Nylon Shapes offer lighter alternative to metal parts.
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'); document.write('Manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 facility, TECAST® Cast Nylon Stock Shapes and Custom Parts are available in variety of grades, each of which highlights various aspects and combinations of mechanical properties, as well as optimized bearing and wear characteristics. Products include rings up to 90 in. in diameter, rods in diameters up to 20 in., and discs in diameters over 40 in. Typical applications include sheaves, wear pads, bushings, bearings, gears, rollers, pulleys, and conveyor wheels.'); document.write('
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Cast Nylon Shapes offer lighter alternative to metal parts.
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'); document.write('Targeting industrial users, TECAST® Cast Nylon stock shapes and custom parts offer physical and wear properties that enable metal parts replacement. Variety grades are available, each designed to highlight various aspects and combinations of mechanical properties as well as bearing and wear characteristics. Production capabilities cover rings up to 90 in. dia, rod up to 20 in. dia, and discs over 40 in. dia.'); document.write('
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Handheld Irradiance Meter aids in solar panel positioning.
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'); document.write('With its internal solar detector and meter, PVM210 helps solar/PV engineers locate most appropriate site to place solar panels. Form factor allows unit to be held in one hand while working on sloping roof or atop ladder. Along with measurement range up to 1,999 W/m² for solar power readings, unit features 3¾-digit LCD, data hold feature, and accuracy within ±10 W/m² or ±5% in sunlight. Unit can also verify stated short circuit current in conjunction with multimeter or clampmeter.'); document.write('
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Compounded TPEs are intended for cable sheathing.
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'); document.write('Suited for consumer and industrial electronic power cords and auxiliary cables, HFFR-Series TPE-S (styrenic block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer), TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate), and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) are halogen free and flame retardant. Hardness values are available from Shore A 60 to Shore A 96, and grades offer properties which that facilitate processing and promote surface quality. Products conform to UL ratings as well as RoHS standards.'); document.write('
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Halogen-Free TPEs target manufacturers of flexible cords.
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'); document.write('With Halguard® E 59000 Thermoplastic Elastomers, manufacturers of flexible cords can produce non-PVC insulation and jacketing that do not contain halogenated flame retardants or phthalate plasticizers, while avoiding processing limitations of highly filled halogen-free flame retardant polyolefin compounds. Inherently elastic, low-smoke compounds incorporate intumescent flame retardant formulations rather than metal hydrate fillers used to render polyolefin products flame retardant.'); document.write('
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Straight Cutting Torch features unique gas mixing design.
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'); document.write('Working with multiple fuel gas types, Oxweld® SCT-1500 TR features Elite Series Universal Swirl Injector, which swirls high-pressure oxygen streams to create homogenous mix of gas, minimizing potential for flashback. Swirling of oxygen and fuel gas produces pump-like action that forms vacuum in torch to optimize performance with long hoses and lower-pressure operations. Featuring 3-tube, in-line design, torch can cut up to 10 in. with acetylene and up to 12 in. with alternate fuel gases.'); document.write('
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Additives enhance performance of reclaimed/recycled plastics.
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'); document.write('STRUKTOL® TR 229/063A/251 and RP 11/17/28 are suited for reclaimed/recycled plastics and materials that contain recycled content. Useful in various polymers, from polyolefins to engineered plastics, additives promote processing efficiency and performance. For engineering plastics, products combine compatibilizer with lubricants to create combination product that aids in incorporation of fillers (mineral or glass) with improved mixing and flow properties as well as mold release.'); document.write('
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Copper-Filled Grease suits heat transfer applications.
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'); document.write('Consisting of single-part, 100% solids, thermally conductive, silicone grease, Heat-Away™ 640 is used in heat transfer applications from -60 to 550°F. Product is formulated as thick paste that will not flow after application and maintains stable viscosity over entire temperature range. With thermal conductivity of 4.68 W/m-K, grease optimizes thermal transfer between heaters and process vessels and various heat sinks used in heat exchangers in electrical and electronic applications.'); document.write('
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Sanitary Filter Receiver is designed for food applications.
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'); document.write('Sanitary Filter Receiver (SFR) automatically separates product material from convey air for vacuum and pressure conveying sanitary applications in batch and continuous processes. Round corners as well as absence of ledges and hidden areas facilitate cleaning, while tool-less side entry access door affords access to filter media. Along with removable tube filter assemblies, features include integral 70° hopper, stainless steel construction, and pressure differential indicator.'); document.write('
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Overmolding Soft-Touch TPEs enhance feel of mobile devices.
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'); document.write('Designed for cell phone and personal electronic devices, overmolding soft-touch thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are formulated to produce silky touch and tactile haptic feedback. Grades are available in Shore A Hardness of 32A, 40A, 60A, and 70A and offer optimized chemical bond between soft elastomeric alloy and rigid thermoplastic substrate. In addition to slip resistance, these strong and flexible TPEs exhibit microbial and weather resistance, do not require drying, and can be colored.'); document.write('
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Rigid TPEs suit mechanical lock/snap fit applications.
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'); document.write('Featuring 50 Shore D hardness, Elastocon 9050 Grade TPEs are formulated for applications such as rubber feel snap fit parts or to provide mechanical lock such as trim ring around dashboard screens or console shifts, enabling removal for service. Thermoplastic elastomers include 9050X in natural color and 9050BX in black. Both grades offer cold weather impact resistance as well as resistance to dirt and dust to help keep parts looking new.'); document.write('
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