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GlobalSpec: DirectU2 Plastics & Resins
February 13, 2008 - Volume 4 Issue 2
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Paint-Free Color Palette

Paint-Free Color Palette

"Wholesome" and "edgy" just may describe the near-paradoxical impact of metallic rainbow colors in today's consumer color palette. More products, from cars to water bottles, contain parts using molded-in-color rather than traditional paint. As Modern Plastics Worldwide reports, manufacturers seem to love it: One less production step means higher production rates and lower costs. Molded-in-color also uses the original tooling intended for molds. Environmentalists can't complain about the elimination of volatile organic compound emissions associated with paint, and the lighter weight also helps improve fuel economy for autos.

So far, molded-in-color has enough variety to satisfy most consumers with high gloss levels, UV resistance, polished metal appearance, or soft glowing silhouettes. But is this a fad or are molded-in-colors here to stay?

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Hyflon® MFA F-Series Provides Unprecedented Light Transmittance
Solvay Solexis, Inc.

Hyflon® MFA F-Series Provides Unprecedented Light Transmittance Optoelectronic engineers who need clear perfluoropolymer components can now draw upon the unprecedented properties of Hyflon MFA F-Series grades to develop better performance while lowering costs. Hyflon MFA provides remarkable performance for the design of advanced solar and optical applications. Hyflon MFA can also be used in the design of protective films, lab ware and bio-cultures containers. For more information contact Solvay Solexis.

Insulcast 333 — Self-Extinguishing Epoxy Compound
ITW Polymer Technologies — Insulcast Division

Insulcast 333 — Self-Extinguishing Epoxy Compound INSULCAST 333 is a moderate viscosity, self-extinguishing, epoxy potting/casting compound which is recognized under the component program of Underwriters Laboratories' Flame Class 94V-O.

Learn more about ITW Polymer Technologies Insulcast Division.

NOTIO™ Nano-Crystal Structure Controlled Elastomer
Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc.

NOTIO™ Nano-Crystal Structure Controlled Elastomer NOTIO™ is a flexible, low density, transparent elastomer with excellent heat resistance. The resin is not cross-linked and demonstrates superior elasticity. NOTIO's crystalline and amorphous structure (morphology) is controlled at the nano scale, allowing for the realization of properties that cannot be achieved with conventional elastomers. Learn more.

The Clear Choice for Water
 

Wellman, Inc.

The Clear Choice for Water Wellman, Inc., a leader in polyester fiber and PET resin manufacturing, introduces a new family of cutting edge resin products. The clarity, durability, and consistent quality of AquaClear™ make it the premium choice of brand companies and consumers who demand exceptional quality and value for water bottle designs.

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First TPE to Block Mad Cow Disease

First TPE to Block Mad Cow Disease Presence of animal-derived materials, and the potential to transmit mad cow disease, can disqualify TPEs and other polymers based on E.U. Directives and U.S. FDA regulations. Uniprene and Monprene TPEs, from Teknor Apex, eliminate beef tallow-based lubricants. The result: A material that meets medical and food packaging demands.

Growth of Gas Barrier Resin

Growth of Gas Barrier Resin The first production facility of polyglycolic acid to be built in the U.S. may mean more PGA and less PET. PGA, a polyester resin, has carbon dioxide and oxygen barrier properties that could reduce levels of PET in soda and beer bottles by 20%, according to Chemical & Engineering News. To boot, PGA is compatible with PET recycling processes.

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Seashell Spurs Composite Creation

Seashell Spurs Composite Creation The layered material of the mother of pearl shell, one of the toughest natural materials, inspired scientists to mimic it in creating a new plastic composite. About 300 layers of clay nanosheets are stacked in alternating form and bonded with a polymer for a "Velcro effect." Together, they make a strong, light, and transparent material intended for microfluidics, microelectromechanical devices, and biomedical sensors.

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Safety in Lower Numbers

Safety in Lower Numbers In car shopping, heavier materials equate to safer vehicles, right? Wrong. Injection Molding Magazine reports that plastic composites, already attracting automakers for their light weight and fuel efficiency, also absorb impact instead of conveying it to passengers. Expect to see more plastic composites in top halves of cars where the bottom-heavy structure improves rollover safety.

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New TangoPlus FullCure 930 Material
from Objet

Objet Geometries, Inc.

New TangoPlus FullCure 930 Material from Objet TangoPlus, FullCure930 — expands the Tango family of rubber-like materials, offering exceptional elongation at break, excellent toughness and durability, and high resistance to tearing. It addresses a broad range of applications requiring rubber-like flexibility and durability, such as gaskets and seals, hoses, athletic footwear, toys, and more.

How Can We Solve Your Material Challenges?

Polymer Solutions Incorporated

How Can We Solve Your Material Challenges? Polymer Solutions is an accredited chemical analysis and physical testing laboratory. Our highly degreed scientist's custom design protocols to solve your problems. We also offer routine services that are fast, consistent, and reliable. We are your partner in material testing!

Call us at 877-765-9522 or visit us here to learn more.

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Leather Impostor

Leather Impostor If leather-like plastic automotive headrests are good enough for Mercedes-Benz, then... Jobwerx writes that ABS and polyamide form the backbone plastic material that then uses polyurethane on the outer surface to get the leather-like feel. The SkinForm plastics process mixes reaction and injection molding to make automotive parts, office furniture, and power tools.

Polymer Springs Save Oil and Gas

Polymer Springs Save Oil and Gas Used for seal and backup rings in the oil and gas industry, Victrex® PEEK™ polymer springs eliminate the threat of corrosion. Better still, they eliminate the possibility of shaft damage following corrosion. The energy-absorbing springs, which can be totally encapsulated, stand up to aggressive chemicals, solvents, and lubricants.

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Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame A new biodegradable and compostable resin has the low-temperature tolerance to keep a pint of cookie dough ice cream frozen without sacrificing rigidity. Cereplast reports that, compared to other PLA-based plastic, its CP-INJ-13 has 10X greater tensile elongation and holds up under temperatures of -35°C, a 55°C advantage.

Intro to Biodegradables

Intro to Biodegradables Whether you're just getting up to speed with green plastics or wondering how to market green plastics to consumers, this article from The Christian Science Monitor offers the basics of the emerging industry. Hydrobiodegradables differ from oxobiodegradables and have unique pros and cons; but find out why neither group wants to be classified as "bio-based" plastics.

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Molded Rubber Components
Elasto Proxy Inc.

Molded Rubber Components Elasto Proxy will help you design custom molded components including rubber compound selection for various applications and industries. Our team will work with you from design development to prototype through the ongoing production of precision rubber components.

DDM: 4 Targets for Successful Application
REDEYE RPM

DDM: 4 Targets for Successful Application Direct digital manufacturing: 4 targets for successful application

• Non-critical, simple geometries
• Non-critical complex geometries
• Structural, non-critical parts
• High complexity, critical parts

Register to join our speaker, Carl Dekker, president of Met-L-Flo, Inc, in a one-hour webcast on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. EST.

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Vegas: City of Composites
 

Vegas: City of Composites With manufacturers adopting an "anything is possible" attitude for composites potential in aerospace, automotive, industrial, and sports arenas, it seems fitting to have a conference in a city where anything is possible as well. ASME and Las Vegas hosts the "Advances in Composite Materials" conference March 3-5, covering the four broad composites categories including polymer composites. Other topics consist of manufacturing methods, cost-effective design, and future trends.

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Plastics Plus Art = Plart

Plastics Plus Art = Plart Italy's reputation for culture and romance also includes plastics appreciation. Already home to one plastics art museum in Turin, the country now houses 2,000 plastic art and design pieces at the new Plart museum in Naples. The museum promotes the science and technology used to restore and preserve plastic artifacts.

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Lower Energy Costs with PrevEx Flammability Analyzers; Looking for an Aqueous-based Solvent Solution?; Optimize Your Blow Molding Process; EarthAware Biodegradable and Recycled Films; Metal Pretty - Plastic Smart; High Performance Polymers Where It Matters Most; HUSH FLEX Modular Acoustical Curtain Enclosures; Alternative Fuel Processing Systems;
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Safe Flame Retardant for Plastics; Pultruded Profiles for Marine Industry; Need Peek Performance from Your Pipes?; Perforated Plastics; Optimize Your Blow Molding Process; Enter the International Plastics Design Competition; Hydlar Z Aramid Fibre Reinforced Nylon;
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Volume 7 - Issue 12 - 12/14/2011
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Introducing a More Sustainable Polyolefin Elastomer; Endo/Exo Blended Foaming Agent for Thermoplastics; Choose the Ideal Polymer for Sports Equipment; PEEKShrink;
Volume 7 - Issue 10 - 10/12/2011
Composites and Radomes; Tri-blend Polymer Technology for Sale; Endo/Exo Blended Foaming Agent for Thermoplastics; Reshape the Future of Plastics at NPE2012; Metal Pretty - Plastic Smart; Metal Detectable Thermoplastic; Bioabsorbable Polymers for Medical Devices;
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Reshape the Future of Plastics at NPE2012; Optimize Your Blow Molding Process; High-performance Plastics = High-performance Parts; Tougher/Stronger Impact-Modifed POM Resin; IR Heat Improves Plastics Processing;
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Epoxy Resin Curing with DYTEK Amines; Tri-blend Polymer Technology for Sale; Increase Productivity and Energy Savings; Metal Pretty - Plastic Smart; Bioabsorbable Polymers for Medical Devices; Composites and Radomes;
Volume 7 - Issue 7 - 07/13/2011
Balance Strength and Stability: Perfectly; Share your thoughts, earn $25!; Hard Chromium Electroplating and Surface Coatings; Solutions for Polyolefins that Improve Your Products and Help the Earth; New Technology for Composites; Polymers and Advanced Materials Failure Analysis; Thermoplastics;
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APTIV Films Eliminate Adhesives Use in Laminates; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-Bond Plastics; Industrial Fluidized Baths for Plastics Manufacturing; Custom Polymers and Custom Plastic Materials; High-performance Plastics = High-performance Parts;
Volume 7 - Issue 5 - 05/11/2011
Go Green and Save with the CalorVal BTU Analyzer; Introducing a More Sustainable Polyolefin Elastomer; Increase Your Productivity and Energy Savings for Clear Polypropylene; TC-878 Clear and Versatile Polyurethane by BJB Enterprises Inc.; New Technology for Composites;
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AMVn Automated Microviscometer for Polymer Solutions; Complimentary Technical Division or Forum Membership; Introducing 3M Dynamar RA 5300; Formulated to Your Requirements; Thermoplastics;
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Plastic Utility Bins; Endo/Exo Blended Foaming Agent for Thermoplastics; New Technology for Composites; Composites and Radomes; Bioabsorbable Polymers for Medical Devices;
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Formulated to Your Requirements; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; Thermoplastics; Polymers and Advanced Materials Failure Analysis;
Volume 7 - Issue 1 - 01/12/2011
Carbon-carbon Composites; Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-Bond Plastics; Custom Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film; Injection Molded Plastics;
Volume 6 - Issue 12 - 12/08/2010
Structural Parts Using Reaction Injection Molding; Custom Plastics Processing Using PVC Resins; AvaSpire PAEK Resins; Malish Plastics Secondary Operations; High Performance Plastics; Resin Transfer Molding;
Volume 6 - Issue 11 - 11/10/2010
Need to Replace DuPont Tedlar Film?; Urethane Casting Resin for Producing Stable Cast Parts; Anti-static Coatings; Threaded Insert with Epoxy Improves Strength; World's Largest In-stock Selection of Plastic Netting;
Volume 6 - Issue 10 - 10/13/2010
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;
Volume 6 - Issue 9 - 09/08/2010
Glass Bubbles Lighten TPO Parts; ReAct 784 Adhesive for Hard-to-Bond Plastics; Acoustical Foam Composites; Custom Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film; Protective Linings;
Volume 6 - Issue 8 - 08/11/2010
Improve Performance with Advanced Fiber Technology; World's Largest In-stock Selection of Plastic Netting; Durethane M-Microcellular Foam; Unitem PEI - Formulated to Your Requirements; Compound Mixer Temperature Sensors; Divinycell P - Low FST / Thermoplastic Core;
Volume 6 - Issue 7 - 07/14/2010
Vertically Integrated Solutions; Thermoplastics; Protective Linings; Accurate, Reliable Solids Flow Measurement Solutions;
Volume 6 - Issue 6 - 06/09/2010
Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites; New Endothermic Foaming Agent for Polystyrene Foam; FRP Processors � Lower Your Total Costs; Rivet Nut with Floating Threads Improves Assembly; Carbon-carbon Composites;
Volume 6 - Issue 5 - 05/12/2010
Three Function Machine - Dry, Cool, Classify; Problems Picking the Right Plastic?; Injection Molded Plastics
Volume 6 - Issue 4 - 04/14/2010
IR Heat for Plastics Processing; Thermoplastic Compound for Demanding Wear Applications; Custom Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film; Pioneers and Providers of Engineering Plastic Solutions
Volume 6 - Issue 3 - 03/10/2010
Custom Plastics Shapes and Parts; Specialty Organic Semi-conducting Polymers; Plastic Ingenuity's Pulp Thermoforming; High-performance Plastics for Healthcare; Polyolefin Endothermic Foaming Agent for Thermoplastics; Carbon-carbon Composites; Guardian IBC Liners - Industrial Packaging Solutions; Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites
Volume 6 - Issue 2 - 02/10/2010
Acoustical Foam Composites; Specialty Anhydrides as Composite Solutions; Infrared Heaters for Plastic Staking and Welding; Injection Molded Plastics;
Volume 6 - Issue 1 - 01/13/2010
Sustainable Packaging; Optical Lens Material: Low Birefringence COC; Try it Once, You'll Use it Forever!; Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites; Square Tubes
Volume 5 - Issue 12 - 12/09/2009
Plastics Material Solutions eSeminar; Acoustical Foam Composites; Injection Molded Plastics; Pioneering Vision in Polymer Technology
Volume 5 - Issue 11 - 11/11/2009
Evonik Presents Single-component Resin System; Demanding Engineering Grade Resin Applications Bring Them On; UL Purchases Thermoplastics Testing Center (TTC) in Germany; 2010 Plastics Workshops; Custom Plastic Sheet and Plastic Film; Permanent Plastic Marking Solutions from Epilog; Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites
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