Resins

Polyethylene

HDPE Resins offer resistance to bio-diesel fuels.

Suited for manufacturers of automotive plastic fuel tanks facing bio-based product challenges, Lupolen high density polyethylene (HDPE) resins only change their intrinsic viscosity by 1.7% after 1,500 hr of contact with 100% bio-diesel fuel. They maintain physical and chemical properties during use and melt viscosity during processing. Resins are available for use in blow molding (Lupolen 4261 AG...

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How Good Is Your Adhesive?

United Resin Corporation located in Royal Oak, Michigan has been producing epoxy formulations for over 37 years. We have developed a high performance granite and stone edge adhesive called Flex-A-Bond resin and 180 hardener. In its user friendly ratio of 2:1, it produces a tenacious bond, cures quickly, highly polishable, mixes easily with your existing colorants and is water clear. In tests...

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RTP Company Expands Its Color Compounding Capacity to Ensure 5-Day Lead Time
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RTP Company Expands Its Color Compounding Capacity to Ensure 5-Day Lead Time

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -(June 11, 2008)- The Color Division of specialty compounder RTP Company announced that it has expanded its capacity on a number of fronts for the production of masterbatches and precolored resins. Additional capacity allows us to meet customer needs more effectively and increases our delivery flexibility," said Jean Sirois, General Manager - RTP Color. "Currently, we offer...

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Impregnation Resin protects against corrosion and fire.
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Impregnation Resin protects against corrosion and fire.

With standard impregnation process, Polyflex FR creates permanent flame-retardant barrier that prevents corrosion-associated failures by uniformly filling all gaps and pores in electronic connectors and associated wiring. Product cures by heat at temperatures below thresholds of sensitive components, is irreversibly cross-linked, and will not reliquify, melt, or burn. Flexibility and heat...

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Coating Additives

Dow Corning to Exhibit Enabling Technologies at the American Coatings Show

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA: Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the coatings industry, will exhibit at the American Coatings Show, this June. At Booth 610, Dow Corning will feature its enabling technology platforms, which include proven Dow Corning® brand silicone additives and resins. The company will also showcase its silane-based water repellents...

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Polycarbonate Resin suits high-brightness LED applications.

Optimized for light transmittance, Makrolon® LED2245 exhibits thermal resistance and impact strength in addition to minimal haze, making it suited for use as LED lens/optic material. Material also features UL-94 flame rating of V-2, where UL-94 is industry standard for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances.

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Polycarbonate Alloy meets thin-wall application needs.

Specifically for thin-wall electrical equipment applications, Bayblend® FR3041 polycarbonate blend resin does not contain any fillers or chlorinated or brominated flame retardants. RoHS-compliant material, which is resistant to chemicals, impact, and hydrolysis, meets UL-94 flame testing requirements of V0 at 0.75 mm and 5VA testing at 2.3 mm. It complies with requirements of EU Directive...

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Foams meet low out-gassing standards.

Manufactured from ultra-pure Kynar PVDF polymer in process that uses only inert nitrogen gas to expand polymer sheet, ZOTEK® F Foams are in lowest risk category for out-gassing of VOCs and ammonia. Polymer resins are recognized by semiconductor, biotech, and medical industries as having very low extractables that migrate from resin matrix, as well as optimal flammability properties and...

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DSM Somos® Drives Industry Awareness on Impact Testing of Rapid Prototyping Materials

As rapid prototyping (RP) moves closer toward direct manufacturing, stereolithography (SL) resin leader DSM Somos is working to increase industry awareness around the impact testing of SL resins for the better evaluation of material performance. At the recent 2008 3DSUG conference in Costa Mesa, CA, DSM Somos made the information tangible with live test demonstrations in which RP users were...

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Epoxy Resin System passes NASA's low outgassing test.
Resins

Epoxy Resin System passes NASA's low outgassing test.

With ability to withstand temperatures up to 500°F, 2-component optically clear EP121CL cures to tough solid with chemical resistance even when exposed to adverse environmental conditions. It features 12,100 psi tensile strength, 17,200 psi compressive strength, volume resistivity greater than 3 x 1,014 ohmW cm, dissipation factor of 0.020 at 1 MHz, and dielectric constant of 3.34 at 60 Hz....

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