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Polygon Marches to a Different Drumbeat

WALKERTON, IN, February 2007 - Polygon Company has announced the development of new series of applications for its Polygon Tube(TM) line of composite materials--including prototypes of a special drum shell for marching band drumlines. According to Polygon product manager Paul Lashbrook, the idea for the new drum application came from his experience as a marching band percussionist. A typical...

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Miscellaneous Software

Delcam to Show Latest in CADCAM for Composites at Composites Europe

Delcam will demonstrate the latest developments in its CADCAM systems for the composites industry at the Composites Europe exhibition to be held in Essen, Germany, from 20th to 22nd September. Special features on display for the design and manufacture of composite components will include methods for the generation of 2D patterns for prepregs from 3D models of components, improved nesting to...

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RTP Company Announces Long Fiber Thermoplastics Availability at China Facility
Resins

RTP Company Announces Long Fiber Thermoplastics Availability at China Facility

WINONA, MN, USA - January 9, 2007 - RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounds, has added multiple long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) production lines at its Suzhou, China manufacturing facility. The long glass fiber compounds are based on various resin systems including nylon and polypropylene. The new LFRT lines will support our rapidly-growing automotive and industrial...

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Material Handling and Storage Racks

Ceradyne, Inc. Receives Initial Order for Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Components

COSTA MESA, Calif.--Sept. 6, 2006--Ceradyne, Inc. (Company) (Nasdaq:CRDN) received its initial order for boron carbide/aluminum metal matrix composite (MMC) components from Transnuclear for more than $1.5 million. The MMC components are for dry storage of spent nuclear fuel and are scheduled for delivery by the end of second-quarter 2007. Ceradyne Inc.'s new subsidiary, Ceradyne Canada, in...

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Composite Production Board suits masonry applications.
Miscellaneous Boards

Composite Production Board suits masonry applications.

Composite of Chemthane 7030 two-component, 100% solids spray polyurethane and rigid wood or wood laminate core is used in production of concrete and masonry form and support products. Polymer resin, which is 100% solids and zero-VOC formulated, is sprayed directly to prepared wooden substrate to form seamless, plastic barrier against abrasion, impact, and tearing. Even if punctured or torn,...

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Solder Pallet Material handles lead-free applications.
Composites

Solder Pallet Material handles lead-free applications.

WaveMax(TM) 6000 combines non-woven random glass mat substrate with high-temperature, static dissipative epoxy resin system. Ratio of glass to epoxy is optimized for machining material and maintains flexural strength and rigidity needed for high temperature environments up to 315°C. Suited for low- to medium-volume production environments, including prototyping, it has flexural strength in...

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Metal Matrix Composite enhances thermal performance.
Composites

Metal Matrix Composite enhances thermal performance.

AlSiC features high stiffness to low density ratio, making it structurally suited for large parts with thin cross sections while enabling incorporation of thermal management features such as pin fins. Pins are cast during AlSiC pressure infiltration process and are targeted for microprocessor lids or liquid cooled IGBT base plates. Tailored, isotropic coefficient of thermal expansion provides...

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Non-Tacky Pre-Preg Materials optimize molding throughput.
Resins

Non-Tacky Pre-Preg Materials optimize molding throughput.

Non-adhesive pre-preg thermoset composites (b-stage products) are dry to touch and can be customized to fit range of end-user requirements. Products do not require release film, enhancing storage, handling, and processing rates. Tight resin/substrate ratios ensure consisent reactivity. Available substrates include glass, cotton, paper, carbon fiber, and customer-specific substrates, while choice...

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Composites

ZRCI RS-100 a Fiber Reinforced Structural Alumina Composite

ZIRCAR Refractory Composites, Inc., (ZRCI) Florida, NY is proud to announce the introduction of Refractory Sheet Type RS-100 in new larger size boards. It is now available in 48 x 48" as a standard size. Refractory Sheet Type RS-100 is a fiber reinforced structural Alumina composite with useful properties in thermal, structural and electrical insulation applications, as well as in the transport...

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Composites

Coming Soon from DuPont: Advanced Nanocomposites for Enhanced Polymer Properties

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 15 // -- DuPont (NYSE:DD) expects to introduce in 2007 a family of thermoplastic nanocomposites that promise to open new opportunities for design and production of plastic parts delivering higher performance, lighter weight and increased molding productivity. The new offerings will be targeted to automotive, electrical, electronic and industrial applications. According to...

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