New Generation of Hook and Loop Fastening Systems Uses VICTREX® PEEK(TM) Polymer

New Generation of Hook and Loop Fastening Systems Uses VICTREX® PEEK(TM) Polymer

West Conshohocken, PA - (March 13, 2007) - When Aplix, the world leader in hook and loop fastening systems, developed a new method of molding a field of hooks within an injection molded part, it added VICTREX® PEEK(TM) polymer to its resin portfolio because of the polymer's high temperature resistance, enhanced stiffness and sterilizability. Using the high-performance thermoplastic in its...

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IDI Improves SMC Line Capabilities

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA (USA) - IDI Composites International, the premier global formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds, announces a significant enhancement to the company's Noblesville, Indiana sheet molding compound (SMC) production line. The company has implemented a major equipment upgrade, installing new automated machine control and a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) that...

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Service provides custom overmolding for electronics.

Suitable for just about any electrical/electronic component including printed circuit boards, Low-Pressure Injection Process uses molten thermoplastic polyamide hotmelt for overmolding. In many production situations, it offers alternative to epoxy or urethane fillers or conformal coating and is suitable for temperature-sensitive and complex shaped parts that need environmental protection against...

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Durden Enterprises Designs One-Piece Medical Airway, Made Possible by Utilizing Gas-Assist Injection Molding

Durden Enterprises Designs One-Piece Medical Airway, Made Possible by Utilizing Gas-Assist Injection Molding

After attending a presentation describing the injection molding of a PVC p-trap used in the air conditioning industry, which was made possible by the use of gas assist technology, we capitalized on the technology to design a cost-competitive, one-piece medical airway with a molded-in hollow channel. The design called for four different sized airways per shoot. Our design involved balancing the...

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GE Plastics' Lexan* HPX Resin Delivers Outstanding Performance to the Intlock ITL-S Disposable Blade in PENTAX's New Airway Scope

PITTSFIELD, MASS. - November 28, 2006 - GE Plastics today announced that its Lexan* HPX resin - a tough, high-tech transparent polycarbonate (PC) widely used in critical healthcare applications - has been selected by PENTAX to mold a specialized Intlock ITL-S disposable blade for the company's new Airway Scope AWS-S100 video laryngoscope. Lexan HPX resin was selected by PENTAX for the material's...

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Vero International Takes VISI-Flow Software on the Road

WIXOM, MI: November 10, 2006 - Vero International, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM/CAE software for mold and die design and plastic injection molding industries, will promote its VISI-Flow software during November and December in cities throughout North America. As a result of acquiring Plastics & Computer International, the original developer of VISI-Flow, Vero International became a dynamic...

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Dip Molding Service delivers prototypes in short time.

Dip Molding Service delivers prototypes in short time.

Dip-molding service enables prototypes to be developed for caps, plugs, and handgrip applications, per customer specified materials, lengths, and thicknesses. Flexible PVC materials are offered in range of surface textures including foam, suede, and aggressive texture finishes, while other specialty materials include high and low temp resistance, static dissipative, UV stabilized, and UL 94 V...

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Vivak® Thermoplastic Sheet from Sheffield Plastics Used for The ABC Network Home Remodeling Show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Vivak® Thermoplastic Sheet from Sheffield Plastics Used for The ABC Network Home Remodeling Show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Sheffield, MA-September 6, 2006-Sheffield Plastics Inc., a Bayer MaterialScience Company, along with its distributor A & C Plastics, Inc., announces the donation of Sheffield VIVAK® Thermoplastic Sheet to the ABC network television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition features a team of designers that work together to remodel the homes of deserving families. For a...

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Piper Plastics Manufactures Microprocessor Test Sockets Using a Ceramic-Filled Victrex® Peek® Polymer

Greenville, SC (July 18, 2006) The Semiconductor industry's demand for smaller, tight tolerance IC packages that operate at higher frequencies is making it increasingly difficult for traditional materials previously used for test socket applications. New, high performance test socket components made from a ceramic-filled VICTREX® PEEK polymer are available from Piper Plastics Inc., a precision...

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Silicones help make LEDs shine bright and last long.

Suited for LEDs used in diverse applications, silicone materials retain high light transmittance and optical clarity as they resist effects of high temperatures and short-wavelength exposures. Each silicone-based material enables SMT assembly of LED devices using lead-free solder and can they be formulated to adhere to variety of substrates. Materials include moldable SR-7010 resin as well as...

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