Polymers

Innovative Hybrid PEEK-Titanium Expandable Cage for DLIF and OLIF Procedures Demonstrated in China
Polymers

Innovative Hybrid PEEK-Titanium Expandable Cage for DLIF and OLIF Procedures Demonstrated in China

Uplifter, an innovative spinal implant solution for China from Fule, Beijing, sparked great interest and attention among spine surgeons during a live demonstration at the joint CAOS/NASS congress THORNTON CLEVELEYS, UK - (August 14, 2018) - The growing interest in PEEK-OPTIMA™ spinal implants in China received further impetus at the 11th Congress of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic...

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Filaments

Victrex: New Advanced PAEK Product Designed for Additive Manufacturing

Major improvements demonstrated for filament fusion (FF) and laser sintering (LS), with VICTREX™ PAEK polymer solutions supplied as filaments and fine powder respectively THORNTON CLEVELEYS, UK - (July 24, 2018) - PEEK* polymer pioneer Victrex is preparing newly developed materials for additive manufacturing (AM). The first of these is a high strength material for laser sintering (LS) which...

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New Paryls® Polyethersulfone Materials Exhibit a Tg of 225°C
Polymers

New Paryls® Polyethersulfone Materials Exhibit a Tg of 225°C

Paryls® Polyethersulfone materials are offered in three grades such as F2150, F2250, and F2350. The PES materials are resistant to creep and chemical and provide improved dimensional stability and electrical properties. Paryls® Polyethersulfone are suitable for electrical/electronics, automotive, membranes, food service, and healthcare applications.

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LAPEROS Liquid Crystal Polymers Use an Optimum Combination of Filler and Formulation Technology
Polyester

LAPEROS Liquid Crystal Polymers Use an Optimum Combination of Filler and Formulation Technology

LAPEROS® E420P Liquid Crystal Polymers exhibit improved mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and low warpage for films and connectors in cabling, antennas and circuit boards. These units feature a dielectric constant of less than 0.3 measured in the frequency band of 1-20 GHz. LAPEROS® E420P are suitable for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes, telecommunications and automobiles...

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A Guide to Quality Control of the SMT Process
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A Guide to Quality Control of the SMT Process

The printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process begins with cutting-edge equipment capable of accurately picking and placing up to 40,000 components per hour. This innovative equipment keeps error rates extremely low, and those defects that do occur are quickly caught by sensitive laser and optical inspection equipment.

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Teknor Apex Now Supplies Recycled Polyamide Compounds in Europe, Opening Up Major Source of Supply in Tight Market
Polymers

Teknor Apex Now Supplies Recycled Polyamide Compounds in Europe, Opening Up Major Source of Supply in Tight Market

Meeting EU Requirements, Chemlon® 500 Series Compounds Exhibit Good Surface Appearance, Dimensional Stability, and Lot-to-Lot Consistency PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., February 22, 2018: Drawing on extensive experience in the USA with recycled polyamide compounds, Teknor Apex Company has met stringent European Union standards for these materials and now makes them available throughout Europe. Chemlon®...

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Advanced Sensor Technologies Chooses Solvay's Ryton® PPS for Chemical- and Heat-Resistant Sensor Housings Used in Demanding Industrial Processing
Polymers

Advanced Sensor Technologies Chooses Solvay's Ryton® PPS for Chemical- and Heat-Resistant Sensor Housings Used in Demanding Industrial Processing

Alpharetta, Ga., February 6, 2018 - Solvay, a leading global supplier of high-performance polymers, announced today that Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc. (ASTi) selected Ryton® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) to mold protective housings for two industrial-grade sensors. The sensors, designed to evaluate either pH or oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) in industrial processes, are encased in...

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Rock Rebar® Reinforces Concrete
Wire Cloth and Mesh

Rock Rebar® Reinforces Concrete

Basalt’s Rock Rebar® has been approved for use in the Halls River Bridge. Concrete reinforcements from Basalt are available in three forms: FRP’s (Fiber Reinforced Polymers), GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers), and BFRP (Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymers). 

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Foster Introduces Antimicrobial Master Batches for Medical Device Polymers
Polymers

Foster Introduces Antimicrobial Master Batches for Medical Device Polymers

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (June 1, 2017) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for healthcare markets, introduces Combat™ antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers. Components made with these antimicrobial polymer blends kill harmful bacteria that leads to infections, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant...

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Polycarbonate Blend from Covestro Offers Flame Retardance for LED luminaires
Retardants

Polycarbonate Blend from Covestro Offers Flame Retardance for LED luminaires

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2017 - Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting continues to grow in popularity due to its wide variety of benefits, including energy efficiency, longer service life and superior performance. Thermal management helps to ensure LEDs work efficiently and effectively, and contributes to long-term performance. With this need in mind, PowerSecure Lighting turned to Covestro LLC to find...

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