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December 14th, 2005 - Volume 1 Issue 2

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Industry Trends & Events  Plastics Prices on the Rise... MORE

Engineered Components  Flame Retardant Silicone, Casting Compound, Composite Brace Aids Football Player, Polymer Grid System for Bridges... MORE

Composites  Plastic Molding Services, Engineered Films, Award–Winning Composite Utility Pole, Lightweight Thermoplastic Composite... MORE

Fluid Systems  Glazing for Electric Vehicles, Surface-Protective Film... MORE

Materials  Custom Resin Compounds, Alpha Gel® for Shock Absorption, Timeless Material Samples, Stable Actuators for Cars... MORE

Careers  Salary Calculator, Engineer Wireless Music Devices... MORE

Diversions  “Paper or Plastic?”, Ramblings of a Plastics Designer... MORE

Industry Trends & Events

Hurricanes Cause Plastics Prices to Soar

Hurricanes Cause Plastics Prices to Soar

The damage Hurricanes Katrina and Rita inflicted did not subside with the winds. After closing their doors during the storms, Gulf Coast-based resin factories are working overtime to catch up on production. Another factor hurting the industry is the fact that resin factories use natural gas both to power the factories and also to produce the actual plastic resin. The result: soaring prices for plastics.

   
Engineered Components
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Insulcast (An ITW Company)

RTVS 27 - Flame Retardant RTV Silicone

RTVS 27 - Flame Retardant RTV SiliconeRTVS 27 is a low viscosity UL 94V-0 Flame Retardant, reversion resistant RTV Silicone. With the ability to cure rapidly at elevated temperature, RTVS 27 combines the virtues of low temperature flexibility, excellent electrical properties, high temperature resistance and easy removal for component replacement or repair.

More from Insulcast (An ITW Company).

Master Bond, Inc.

New Flexible, Low Viscosity Casting Compound

Low Viscosity Casting CompoundA new flexible, tough epoxy potting and encapsulation compound called EP30FL has been introduced by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ. Master Bond EP30FL has extraordinarily low viscosity and is easy to apply. It can be used in both thick and thin cross sections.

 

 

Football Player Uses Composite Brace

Football Player Uses Composite Brace

When Cedric Humes, a starting running back for Virginia Tech, fractured a bone in his arm, Professor Brian Love and students in his biomaterials class developed a bracing support made of uniaxial polypropylene/carbon fiber composite sheeting. The material used in the brace proved to be stiffer than the existing polypropylene molded structure.

Read how they did it.

Polymer Grid Strengthens Bridges

Polymer Grid Strengthens BridgesA Fon du Lac, Wisconsin bridge is getting treatment unlike any other bridges in the country. Instead of steel epoxy-coated reinforcing bars that could lead to cracking and potholes, bridge builders are using a fiber-reinforced polymer grid system built into the concrete. The new system eliminates corrosion and allows cranes to lay the 3-D grids in place, saving time over the traditional way of securing bars together.

 

Composites
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Hadlock Plastics Corporation

Molding Services  

Hadlock Plastics CorporationHadlock Plastics Corporation is a custom molder of reinforced thermoset composites. They offer a variety of molding processes to meet your requirements, and build inexpensive tooling for prototypes and short run production. Hadlock Plastics provides you with the part designing, material specification, complete finishing and testing facilities for moderate to high volume runs.

AP Technologies, LLC

Composite Bearings

AP Technologies, LLC Composite BearingsAP Technologies, LLC's Fluorocomp family of composite bearings provides superior compressive strength combined with self-lubrication and temperature resistance when required. By encapsulating solid lubricates in a carbon fiber, Kevlar or polyester reinforced composite, Fluorocomp composite bearings have become a design engineer's choice in high-load bearing applications.

   

Utility Pole Wins Most Creative

Utility Pole Wins Most CreativeResin Systems, a division of RS Technologies, was awarded the most creative composites application prize at the Awards for Composites Excellence ceremony for use of its own patented cutting-edge resin in the construction of a 75-ft (23-meter) RStandard™ modular composite utility pole. The pole uses the company’s polyurethane Version™ resin system, developed through a filament winding process.

Low-Weight Thermoplastic

Low-Weight ThermoplasticMade as an alternative to other glass-filled composites, Moldable Fabric Technology (MFT) is a recyclable thermoplastic composite with two to 15 times more impact resistance over standard thermoplastics. MFT gets its strength from the core of a polypropylene tape yarn, the basis for PURE technology. And unlike typical glass-filled composites, it does not have the problems associated with skin irritation and tool wear.

More information is available here.

 

 

Fluid Systems
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Integument Technologies, Inc.

Permanently Cementable Teflon Films

Integument Technologies, Inc.FluoroGrip® Cementable Fluoropolymer Films are available in film sheets from 2-30 mils thickness. FluoroGrip grip films come with pressure sensitive adhesives (silicone or acrylic) for easy “peel-and-stick” application. Integument is committed to manufacturing and delivering the right fluoropolymer technology for you.

More information about Integument and its products.

James Dawson Enterprises LTD

Ever-End® Barrier JD1001

James Dawson Enterprises LTDEver-End® Barrier JD1001 is a long term, super heavy duty barrier material. It is waterproof, greaseproof, flexible, and heat sealable. It is certified to conform to MIL-PRF-131J Type I, and is Class I and QPL listed. Used in industrial, aviation, chemical, and medical applications.

More from James Dawson Enterprises LTD.

   

Glazing for EVs

Glazing for EVs GE and Bayer combined forces to create a new glazing technology applied to the windshields of electric vehicles used in the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. Based on Lexan GLX polycarbonate resin, the Exatec 900 glazing technology is made for strength, chemical and abrasion resistance, and design flexibility. When used on the EVs in Japan, the glazing reduced weight by 40-50 percent over laminated glass.

Film Protects Surfaces

Film Protects SurfacesThe Tedlar® PVF films—preformed polyvinyl fluoride films—are made to be stain-resistant and either kept untreated as a release film or treated for adherability as a protective surface film. The Tedlar® material comes in thicknesses between 12.5 microns and 75 microns and has mechanical, chemical, and electrical properties.

Read about its other properties and uses.

 

Materials
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Clearweld, A Division of Gentex

Weld Enabling Custom Resin Compounds

Clearweld, A Division of GentexGentex's absorber technology is used to produce application-specific, laser-weldable resins. By matching the proper absorber to your desired polymer, we provide a flexible laser welding solution. Clearweld custom resins can be formulated to provide solutions for transparent to opaque applications.

More information about Clearweld, A Division of Gentex.

GELTEC Co., Ltd.

Alpha Gel® Performs in Outstanding Shock Absorption

GELTEC Co., Ltd.An ordinary fresh raw egg dropped down from 18 meters high to a 2 cm thick Alpha Gel® bed does not break. It is publicly proven many times. Alpha Gel® meets with different shock absorbing requirements in sporting good and industrial markets.

Visit GELTEC's profile page for more information.

   

Timeless Material Samples

Timeless Material SamplesTenite® cellulosics have been around more than 70 years but are still being used in products from Sony PlayStation®2 to the simple toothbrush. Now the company is offering samples of the material in five unscented pebbles (Glassware) and three scented pebbles (Mood). The material feels warm, has easy moldability and extrusion properties, and can be used for hand finishing. It captures scents in the pebbles and emits it constantly by combining the oxygen from cellulosics with the encapsulated scent. Find out more how the scented (and unscented) pebbles work.

Automotive Stability

Automotive StabilityRead why Audi, Volkswagen and other auto manufacturers have invested in Fortron® linear polyphenylene sulfide for application in rear-wheel actuators. This type of plastic features hardness and rigidity, flame retardancy, and low creep and water absorption—all reasons why it is being used to supplement automobile parking brake systems.

Careers
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Engineering Salary Calculator

Engineering Salary CalculatorEngineers can get an idea if they’re underpaid (or overpaid) by punching in skill level, company information, and location. The site also provides an update on industry-wide salary and employment outlook both in materials science and other engineering fields. If unsatisfied with their current salary, engineers can search for other engineering jobs across the country.

Calculate salary comparisons here.

Wanted: Music Device Engineer

Wanted: Music Device EngineerApple is looking for a product design engineer with a background in plastic and metal design to handle next-generation wireless products and input devices from conception to production. The position requires 3-D CAD familiarity, manufacturing process knowledge and 3-4 years in product design. The engineer will work with the industrial design, safety, packaging, marketing and hardware engineering departments.

Find out more about the job opening.

 

 

Diversions
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Paper or Plastic?

Paper or Plastic?The debate over paper or plastic bags continues. Read the pros and cons of paper and plastic in terms of energy required to manufacture the materials, shipping demands, and recycling issues. The Web site suggests that one-eighth as much material and one-fourth as much energy is required to make a plastic bag versus a paper bag.

Plastics Ramblings

Plastics RamblingsGerman Industrial Designer Arnold Van Bezooyen has started a blog, “Material Stories”, featuring news and interesting stories involving materials and design. His occasional blogging covers everything from the traditional news of materials conferences to the “material inspiration” of Plaxiglas®, in which he recommends every reader order a free ACRYLITE® Creative Box with samples of the material.


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Lubmer Specialty Polyethylene with Superb Sliding Wear Resistance; Polystyrene Densification now 1200 Lbs per hour; Accurate, Reliable Solids Flow Measurement Solutions; Specialty Anhydrides as Composite Solutions; Thermoplastics; Carbon-carbon Composites;
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Glass Bubbles Lighten TPO Parts; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-Bond Plastics; Acoustical Foam Composites; Custom Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film; Protective Linings;
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Volume 5 - Issue 11 - 11/11/2009
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Volume 5 - Issue 10 - 10/14/2009
NRD Introduces New AC Static Eliminators; Advanced Composites; New One Component Polyurethane Primer; Plastics Material Solutions eSeminar; UL Purchases Thermoplastics Testing Center (TTC) in Germany; Tri Town Precision Plastics Uses Renewable Energy; Injection Molded Plastics Creating Strong Partnerships - Offshore and On; DuPont Non-Halogen FR Resins
Volume 5 - Issue 9 - 09/09/2009
UL Purchases Thermoplastics Testing Center (TTC) in Germany; Evaluating Plastic Materials Electrical, Mechanical, and Photovoltaic Applications; Polystyrene Densification now 1200 Lbs per hour; Slides for Appliance Applications; Appliance Interface Panels; High-current PPTC for Motors and Transformers
Volume 5 - Issue 8 - 08/12/2009
Sound Dampening Foam for Appliances; Marine, Gas, Oil, and Offshore Applications; Versatile Liquid Pump Appliance for the Lab; ICY Light SMD LEDs for Appliances; Reduce Overall Costs with Molded-in, MetaLX Polymers; Performance Testing ; No Odour Non Sag Epoxy System
Volume 5 - Issue 7 - 07/08/2009
Optical Lens Material: Low Birefringence COC; Makrolon FR7087 Polycarbonate Resin; Tri Town Precision Plastics Uses Renewable Energy; Made2Manage ERP Benefits to Plastics Manufacturers; Injection Molded Plastics; Pioneering Vision in Polymer Technology; Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites; New Tech Plastics Introduces CH-44, a New Generation of Shrink Film
Volume 5 - Issue 6 - 06/10/2009
Excellence in Hotplate Welding; NPE2009 offers 1,000+ Education Sessions; High-performance Plastics for Healthcare; Specialty Anhydrides as Composite Solutions; Plastic Solutions for the Offshore Industry; Plastics Material Solutions eSeminar
Volume 5 - Issue 5 - 05/13/2009
Material Preselection with UL iQ for Plastics Database; Custom Polyurethane Products; Sound Absorption Acoustic Foam; Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer; Pioneering Vision in Polymer Technology; Vacuum Ovens Rapid Drying Without Residues
Volume 5 - Issue 4 - 04/08/2009
Material Preselection with UL iQ for Plastics Database; Keep Control; PolyGrid Precision-expanded Plastics; Custom Composites Medical Tubing; Pioneers and Providers of Engineering Plastic Solutions; ASTM Presses for Plastics Discover Ultem* Foam for High-performance Applications
Volume 5 - Issue 3 - 03/11/2009
Permanent Plastic Marking Solutions from Epilog; NPE2009 is Worth the Trip; Going 'Green' with HDPE; Sound Absorption Acoustic Foam; Reliability for Electronics; Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer; No Strain for This Crane; Molded Rubber Components
Volume 5 - Issue 2 - 02/11/2009
Enjoy Sizzlin' Savings with Taconic ProCook(R); Your Plastics Design on Display at NPE2009; HTN = PPA + Savings; Functional Plastic Extrusions; Specialty Anhydrides as Composite Solutions; Custom Composites Medical Tubing; Takes a Lickin' Keeps on Diggin'; Acoustical Foam Composites
Volume 5 - Issue 1 - 01/14/2009
Plastic Marking Solutions from Epilog Laser; 2009 Workshops for Specifying Plastic Materials; PEEK Replaces Costly Metals; International Plastics Design Competition; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics; Ultrasonic Staking or Riveting of Metal and Plastic; Nylacast Bigfoot Crane Outrigger Pads; Malish Plastics Secondary Operations
Volume 4 - Issue 12 - 12/10/2008
Jello Doesn't Need Mold Release Materials; Rockin' Rollers and Super Sheaves; High-Performance Plastics for Fuel Systems; Innovative Plastics Cycolac; DuPont Non-Halogen FR Resins
Volume 4 - Issue 11 - 11/12/2008
Processing Toner? We Can Help; VICTREX PEEK Polymer Successfully Replaces Metals; Automotive Seals and Extrusions; DuPont Non-Halogen FR Resins; Potting Compounds and Encapsulants; Pioneers and Providers of Engineering Plastic Solutions
Volume 4 - Issue 10 - 10/08/2008
DuPont Non-Halogen FR Resins; Custom Composites Medical Tubing;Potting Compounds and Encapsulants; Ultrasonic Staking or Riveting of Metal and Plastic; Affordable SEM Imaging; PolyGrid Precision-Expanded Plastics
Volume 4 - Issue 9 - 09/10/2008
Save 15% on UL's Plastic Materials Workshop; Custom Composite Materials; Potting Compounds and Encapsulants; Free Plastics Web Seminars; Free Plastics Productivity eSeminar Series; Composites: Resins, Fillers, Reinforcements
Volume 4 - Issue 8 - 08/13/2008
Wabtec Making a Measurable Difference Through Technology; Extruded Aluminum Applications; Affordable SEM Imaging; Engineering Improvements; Resin Transfer Molding; Molded Rubber Components
Volume 4 - Issue 7 - 07/09/2008
The Clear Choice for Water; iPact with Intellimold(TM); High-Performance Plastics for Fuel Systems; DuPont Non-Halogen FR Resins; Potting Compounds and Encapsulants; A Symphony of Composite Solutions
Volume 4 - Issue 6 - 06/11/2008
Materials Selection; Low-Volume Production; Free Plastics Web Seminars!; Reduce Sink Marks in High Pressure Injection Molding Applications; Touch Feedback Enhances Usability of Touch Screens; Potting Compounds and Encapsulants; Two-Shot Auto-Rotate Molding
Volume 4 - Issue 5 - 05/14/2008
Plastic and Rubber Extrusion; The Clear Choice for Water; 720 Transparent Resin; Two-Shot Auto-Rotate Molding; Plastic Molding Parts; Functional Plastic Extrusions; New Engineering Calculators Available For Plastics Design; Acoustical Foam Composites
Volume 4 - Issue 4 - 04/09/2008
The Clear Choice for Custom Containers; Switching from Metals to Plastics; New Opportunities with Objet PolyJet(TM) and PolyJet Matrix(TM) Technologies; Alar In-Line Polymer Injection System; Plastic Bearings: Ideal Alternative to Messy Metal and Bronze Bushings; Non-Contacting Strain Measurement Device; Custom Molded Polymer Parts
Volume 4 - Issue 3 - 03/12/2008
Specialty Polymers and Engineered Plastics; Debco Plastics; The Clear Choice for Hot-fill Containers; Switching From Metals to Plastics; Low Volume Production; Resin Transfer Molding; Alar In-Line Polymer Injection System; Dense Silicone and Rubber Products
Volume 4 - Issue 2 - 02/13/2008
Unprecedented Light Transmittance; Self-Extinguishing Epoxy Compound; Nano-Crystal Structure Controlled Elastomer; The Clear Choice for Water; FullCure 930 Material from Objet; How Can We Solve Your Material Challenges?; Molded Rubber Components; DDM: 4 Targets for Successful Application
Volume 4 - Issue 1 - 01/09/2008
Thermocouple and RTD Cables Made of Hyflon® MFA, RTVS 27 — Flame Retardant RTV Silicone, Plastic and Rubber Extrusion, Plastic Materials Selection, Specifying and Evaluating Materials for Electrical, Electronic, and Mechanical Applications, Plastic Machining Services from Amicon Plastics, New Embedded Strain Gages for Fiber Composites, Custom Polymer and Monomer Synthesis
Volume 3 - Issue 12 - 12/12/2007
The Challenge of Plastic Deformulation, Cast-in Heaters: Plastics Processing, Conventional and Complex Injection Molded Plastics, Polymer for Downhole Environments, Injection Molded Thermoplastics
Volume 3 - Issue 10 - 10/10/2007
Plastic Fabrication in China, Pipeline and Polyethylene Products, Plastic Injection Molding, Phenolic Resin, A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 3 - Issue 9 - 09/12/2007
Plastics Separation, Structural Adhesives, Material Preselection for Plastics Database, Plastic Molding Parts, New Suction Cup for Plastic Bag Handling, Plastic Extrusion, Corrosion Resistant Plastic U-Bolts, Design and Engineering for Plastic Molding
Volume 3 - Issue 8 - 08/08/2007
Plastic Machining Services, New Embedded Strain Gages for Fiber Composites, Recycled Plastics Polymers and Resins, Custom Polymer and Monomer Synthesis, Plastic Truck Seal
Volume 3 - Issue 7 - 07/11/2007
Custom Plastics and Plastic Materials, Reinforced Fiberglass Composites, Displacement Pumps for Water Treatment Polymers, Custom Molded Polymer Parts, Custom Composite Materials, Alar In-Line Polymer Injection System
Volume 3 - Issue 6 - 06/13/2007
Plastic Base Bearings with Conductivity, Self-Lube, Plastic and Rubber Extrusion, Custom Plastics and Plastic Materials, Adhesive for Hard-to-Bond Plastics
Volume 3 - Issue 5 - 05/09/2007
Low-Cost Thermosetting Injection Molding Materials, Ion Exchange Resins, Plastic Fasteners, Custom Plastic Products, Delrin, Da/Pro TPE/Plastic Molding Services
Volume 3 - Issue 4 - 04/11/2007
Specialty Resins and Plastics; Custom Blow Molding; Engineering Plastics; Sealants for Fire Protection; Suspension Bushings; Recycled Plastics Polymers and Resins
Volume 3 - Issue 3 - 03/14/2007
Flame Retardant RTV Silicone, Polycarboxylate Polymer Dispersants, Dense Silicone and Rubber Products, Fabrication and Assembly, Plastic Fabrication in China
Volume 3 - Issue 2 - 02/14/2007
Structural Polyurethane Adhesive, Disposable Coupling System for Resin Infusion, Specialty Composites, Low Cost Silicone Rubber Sheet Materials, Carbon-Carbon Composites, Custom Liquid Cast Silicone Solutions
Volume 3 - Issue 1 - 01/10/2007
Plastic Molding Parts, Extrusion and Pultrusion, Downstream Extrusion Saw, Thermoformed Plastics, Polymer Bearings, Coiled Cords and Cables
Volume 2 - Issue 12 - 12/13/2006
Manufacturing Services, Extrusion Spray Cooling Tank, Powered Vacuum Lifter/Tilter, Wood/Fibre Plastic Composites Equipment, Visual Testing Services, Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Composite Materials
Volume 2 - Issue 11 - 11/08/2006
Shielding and Gasketing Solutions, High Performance Castings, Solutions to Plastics Questions, Eliminating Angel Hair Residue, In-Line Thermoforming, Infrared Heaters
Volume 2 - Issue 10 - 10/11/2006
Potting Compound, Auto-Rotate Molding, Composite Seals, Filament Wound Tubes, Engineered Films, Rotational Molding
Volume 2 - Issue 9 - 09/13/2006
Clear Rubber Toughened Instant Adhesive, Positive Identification of Resin Systems, Feeding Systems For Plastic Processing, Feeding Systems For Plastic Processing, Nylon Poly Drive Rivets, Enhanced Touch Screens, Semiconductor Packaging Materials, Epoxies, Acrylics, and Sealants
Volume 2 - Issue 8 - 08/09/2006
Color Matching and Measurement Webinar, Acoustical Foam Composites, Resin Transfer Molding Services, Composite Materials, Engineering Plastics, Heavy Gauge Thermoforming and Thermoformed Plastic
Volume 2 - Issue 7 - 07/12/2006
Zanite Polymer Composite Machine Bases, Buffalo Network Attached Storage Center, Designing with Plastics - Prototyping, Structural Foam vs. Structural Web, EMI Shielding Gaskey, Prototyping & Engineering Assistance
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - 06/14/2006
Electronic Potting Material; Coatings for Durability; Silicone Transfer Adhesive;
Epoxy Coating for Interior Linings; Designing with Plastics; Molded Silicone Components and Assemblies; Anti-Graffiti Teflon Films; Catalytic Oxidizer Eliminates VOCs and Odor
Volume 2 - Issue 5 - 05/10/2006
Dry Material Feeder, Non-Drip Instant Adhesive, High-Temperature Plastics, Two-Shot Auto-Rotate Molding, Polymer Composite, Self-Lubricated Polymer Bearings
Volume 2 - Issue 4 - 04/12/2006
ACAE Technology for the Plastics Industry, Polystyrene Foam Insulation Spray Adhesive, Epoxies, Acrylics, and Sealants, Recycled Plastics Polymers and Resins Services, Engineered Films, Semiconductor Packaging Materials
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - 03/08/2006
CAE Technology, High Tech Laminates, Custom Molded Semi-Finished Shapes, Composite Seals, Pultruded Shapes, Light Cure Adhesives
Volume 2 - Issue 2 - 02/08/2006
Coiled FEP Fluoropolymer Tubing, Corrosion Control Products and Epoxy Systems, Flatbed Laminating Machines, Composite Bearings, Aircraft Foam Tape Gasket, Polyurethane Awarded for Unique Use, PTFE Films, Nanosilica Filled Reinforced Epoxy System, ASM International Surface Engineering Congress & Exhibition in Seattle, and more.
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - 01/11/2006
High-Clarity Polysulfone, Polymeric Foam, Epoxy Grouting Compound, Fiberglass Fabrication Services, Precision Urethane Sheets, Resilient Plastic Extrusions, Structural Plastics vs Other Plastic Processes, Polyurethane and Epoxy Systems
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - 12/14/2005
Flame Retardant Silicone, Casting Compounds, Plastic Molding Services, Engineered Films, Custom Resin Compounds, Shock Absorption Gels
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - 11/11/2005
Chip Encapsulant, Flexible Tubing, Light Curing Adhesives, Liquid Underfill, NSF Compounds, Silicon Components, Speciality Flooring Composites, Submerged Valve Actuators