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Saint-Gobain Seals’ Meldin® 7001 Polyimide Material Qualified as Electric Harness Component in Major Jet Engine ProgramAug 15, 2017
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Saint-Gobain Seals’ Meldin® 7001 virgin polyimide product has been recently qualified as a precise fixing element on electric (wire) harnesses for a well-known jet engine program because it reduces global cost of installation by making it easier and faster and provides customers lifetime confidence. Developed and produced at their Bristol, Rhode Island, site since... Read More
Vinyl materials and ink ribbons meet durability criteria for marine use
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (April 21, 2017) - Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced that its B-595 and B-7569 vinyl label materials received certification for the BS5609 British Marine Standard. This internationally recognized standard ensures that... Read More
New Berlin, WI - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has just announced that they will be showcasing their digital films and adhesives for the first time at booth #600 at the International Sign Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada April 20 - 22, 2017.
“The world of printing continues to evolve towards digital and the sign marketplace is no different,” states Andy Danihel, Director of Marketing... Read More
Designed for global auto, medical and consumer electronics, Celanese’s Polymer Products include: Celapex high flow PEEK, Celstran high flow LFT, Fortron flexible PPS, Hostaform M25IE POM and MetaLX appearance Nylon. Highly durable and heat resistant, polymers come in high flow, flexible high-temperature and has higher production throughput rates which help mold thin wall intricate parts and... Read More
With combination of coatings, barriers and closures, Printpack’s Pouch helps to combat food waste and preserves product flavor, color and aroma to maximize shelf life. Featured with reverse-printed laminated structure, pouch protects graphics ensuring pristine presentation of product’s lifespan. Suitable for multi-or single-serve snacks like nuts, cookies, crackers and chips, unit offers... Read More
Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single... Read More
Targeting pharmaceutical and medical device markets, PRO FlexiPURE™ addresses trace contaminants found in film structures. Solution reduces sealant-side extractables (in water, alcohol and hexane) by 60% as well as time and effort neededÂ to complete drug submission packaging requirements. With low extractable profile that minimizes compounds requiring identification, analysis, and... Read More
Used to produce transparent, printable, and microwaveable packaging, BarrialoxÂ® SBR2 aluminum oxide-coated polyester film resists pinholing, flex-cracking, and scuffing/abrasion. Thermal stability and such mechanical properties as strength and dimensional stability enable product to withstand converting processÂ conditionsÂ andÂ retort sterilization heat/pressure. Typical value, flat... Read More
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UltemÂ®/PEI (polyetherimide) has struck the 3D printing world as a high performance material for 3D printing beds. UltemÂ®/PEI film enables 3D printing enthusiasts to produce both ABS and PLA prints. This film offers extreme heat resistance, coupled with high mechanical strength, stiffness, UV stability, and broad chemical resistance. UltemÂ® allows 3D prints to be held firmly in place at... Read More
Cope Plastics Works With Local Students To Build Solution for Safe Drinking Water Around the World! Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Lewis Clark Community College and the National Great Rivers Research Education Center in Alton, IL developed MoboSens: a Mobile Phone Liquid Sensing Technology to be used for testing water contamination anywhere in... Read More
Recent Food Recalls Due to Plastic Contamination Prompt Major Restaurant Chains and Retailers to Insist on Additional Food Processing Safeguards; Eriez® PolyMag® Additives Provide a SolutionMar 15, 2016
Erie, PA - Recalls resulting from plastic contamination in food products are on the upswing in the United States, prompting major restaurant chains and retailers to demand their food processing suppliers utilize plastic and rubber items that are metal detectable. EriezÂ® provides a solution with its FDA compliant PolyMagÂ® Additives which impart metal detectability, x-ray contrast and... Read More
Able to bond to dissimilar materials, such as polyamides, polyethylenes, and metals, FluonÂ® ETFE LH-8000 is suited for producing multilayer structures in one-step process without surface treatment. Chemical-resistant product has ultra-low melting point of 180–190Â°C, and offers wide processing temperature range between melting point and onset of degradation (350Â°C). Typical applications... Read More
New Berlin WIÂ – Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. an inaugural member of DScoop and an appointed HP Indigo Preferred Partner, will be exhibiting at DScoop in San Antonio for their 11th year at booth #549. Tekra will be featuring several plastic substrates for both the Indigo presses, as well as, various inkjet press types. “Our time-tested Dura-Go products are coated with a top-quality... Read More
This month we highlight ITW's Formex™ flexible polypropylene materials. Formex™ is a flame retardant material that provides superior electrical insulation and barrier protection in various industrial and consumer electronic equipment. This material is able to create a 'living hinge' for fantastic score and fold ability, making it easy to create 3-Dimensional parts that can fold... Read More
Available for plastics processors, GlobalPlus™ single-additive dispersions come inÂ containers that stay sealed – from loading dock arrival;Â through storage, handling, and metering into process; and during return for replenishment. Additive is metered into process byÂ pump located inside drum, which eliminates such liquid handling complications as spillage, leakage, cleanup, pump... Read More
Consisting of softer and more rubbery version of PHA, Amorphous PHA offers fundamentally different performance profile from crystalline forms of PHA. ProductÂ is produced by fermentation and extracted using patented solvent recovery process. At low loading levels, a-PHA can serve as process aid and performance modifier for PVC. Amorphous PHA also complements bio-content and compostability... Read More
Shredder Testing On Your Materials Vecoplan, the worldwide leader in size reduction technology, recently christened their new state-of-the-art test lab. An integral part of Vecoplan's continuing expansion, the lab serves two functions vital to Vecoplan's long-term goals. "First it provides a practical hands-on environment to test the feasibility and ensure the quality of our RD efforts,"... Read More
ChicagoÂ – Plastics Color Corporation, an industry leader in colorants, compounds, additive masterbatches and custom polymer technologies, has revealed their 2016 Color of the Year. The top spot goes to a bright, reddish hue appropriately named Giggles. This lively shade tops Plastic Color's list of hottest colors for the coming year, a collection that includes other provocative hues such... Read More
The threat of bacteria is everywhere. While the first thoughts of bacteria often lead you to visions of illness, it may take you by surprise to learn that your favorite electronics are often more susceptible to being attacked by these unwanted microorganisms. In a study by Which?, an independent group known for testing household products, phones were found to have seven times more "hazardous"... Read More
Pawcatuck, Conn.Â – A recently installed Davis-Standard sheet system has Advanced Plastic Extrusion, LLC (Apex), up and running with excellent results. Apex, based in North Carolina, is a new company focused on processing high-quality sheet with a "class A" surface for specialty and laminated sheet applications. Since starting production in September, Apex has been processing sheet using... Read More