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ANTI-MICROBIAL PLASTIC OFFERS PEACE OF MIND FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS...
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THE CASE FOR ASTM IN NORTH AMERICA!...
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Highly engineered plastics play a pivotal role in the CMP process. Plastics are used to secure the wafer and to selectively wear to help control the level and quality of the wafer wear. The materials...
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Once you machine an accurate socket and an ultra small array pattern you need a socket that can test over a wide temperature range while holding strict dimensional stability. What good is a perfectly...
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THE EFFECTS OF FRICTION ON FOOD PROCESSING...
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THE TOP FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PLASTIC GEARS AND SPROCKETS...
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ECTFE is a melt processable super performance material with best in class fire safety, a superior surface, ultra purity with full range chemical resistance all while delivering a mechanically tough...
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The entire Food & Beverage Industry is feeling BLUE. In 2018 less than 10% of Food Processors utilized blue as a visual detection aid for foreign particles. That number has skyrocketed to 70% and is...
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Thermoplastic PH Resistance Chart...
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USING POLYMERS INCREASES THE THROUGHPUT. OF NATURAL GAS AND METHANE...
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THE TOP FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PLASTIC GEARS AND SPROCKETS...
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In-line X-ray inspection has become a common practice to detect contamination during food processing operations...
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REDUCING THE DRAG ON PROFITABILITY!...
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Quality and safety expectations come from today’s consumers and food safety regulatory bodies. As global trade has expanded, Food Processors had to raise their standards. In-line X-ray...
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ESD plastic materials are used throughout the Semiconductor process to avoid risk of discharge....
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THE RISKS OF FOOD CONTAMINATION...
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POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING METAL DETECTABLE PLASTICS...
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In the food industry, different types of plastics are used for various applications, and choosing the right material is essential for ensuring the safety and quality of the food produced...
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Food Irradiation (the application of ionizing radiation to food) is a technology that improves the safety and extends the shelf life of foods by reducing or eliminating micro-organisms and insects....
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We have posted on plastic extensively for wet process tools, back end test, infrastructure such as clean rooms and inside vacuum chambers, however we have yet to discuss in detail plastic materials...
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Polyethylene (PE) is the most commonly used thermoplastic for FOOD PROCESSING AND CONVEYANCE EQUIPMENT...
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Increased consumer demand for easy to cook meat products, such as pre-cut, marinated, or pre-cooked, is causing meat processors to expand product lines, thus driving the market for meat processing...
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WHY THE DIFFERENCE IN MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS?...
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COMMON CONDUCTIVE ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS IN TERM OF RESIN TECHNOLOGIES...
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WHAT EXACTLY IS HAPPENING TO MAKE SOME MATERIALS MORE HYDROPHILIC?...
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WHAT SUGAR DOES TO YOUR EQUIPMENT...
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THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR CONVEYOR SYSTEM DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE!...
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Processes, procedures and materials to make CE! designated parts can not be changed without proper notification and qualification....
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Traditionally machinable plastics have used a variety of filler such as chopped carbon fiber technology to impart static conductive and dissipative properties to plastics. Using chopped carbon fibers...
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COMMON FCM REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO PLASTICS...
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WHY IS K-FACTOR PROPERTY OFTEN MISSUNDERSTOOD?...
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As composites are known for their outstanding mechanical properties, many semicrystalline materials offer higher mechanical properties and ductility as well as excellent chemical resistance. The...
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With all the attention placed on managing the electromotive force once its present, commonly known as static electricity, there is a class of materials that actually focus on the prevention of the...
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One property that is not always needed in wet process tools is elevated thermal performance. One potential candidate for cost reduction in wet process applications that use PEEK is semiconductor grade...
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Following several fires in semiconductor fabrication plants in Asia in the late 1990s, the industry came up with guidelines to reduce the risk of costly fires. FM Global, an international leader in...
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The Norwegian Petroleum Industry has developed the NORSOK Standards to ensure safety, add value and improve the cost-effectiveness of petroleum industry developments and operation...