ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has introduced a version of its Santoprene-brand thermoplastic vulcanizate that complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, making it suitable for many types of applications that come into contact with food and liquids. Santoprene TPV B100 is designed for adhesion using cold-insert, two-shot injection or extrusion molding. Because it adheres directly to ETPs during processing, it can reduce the need for multiple-component assembly, the firm said. For more information, visit www.santoprene.com and www.exxonmobilchemical.com.
Wacker Chemie A.G. now makes liquid silicone rubber grades for the manufacture of high- and medium-voltage insulators. These rubber types, part of the Powersil XLR product class, exhibit low viscosities and offer significant processing advantages for complex casting molds, according to the company. For more information, call 49-89-6279-1601 or e-mail [email protected]
Chomerics, a division of Parker Hannifin Corp., is selling the Cho-Shield 576 and 579 electrically conductive epoxy coatings for shielding of electronic enclosures. Cho-Shield 576 is a two-component, silver-filled epoxy coating. It offers EMI and environmental protection when applied to glass, plastic or epoxy substrates, and it may be tin-plated, according to the firm. Cho-Shield 579 is a low volatile organic compound-rated, silver-filled epoxy coating system for shielding electronic enclosures. Additionally, the firm is marketing Cho-Form 5538, a fast-curing form-in-place EMI shielding material.
Chomerics also has introduced Cho-Bond 1016 silicone room-temperature vulcanized caulking compound. The nickel-plated graphite filler provides a corrosion-resistant electrically conductive seal when used against aluminum surfaces. For more information, visit www.chomerics.com.
Advanced Polymer Alloys, a division of Ferro Corp., announced that its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber has been used to create a temperature control system in automobiles produced by General Motors Corp. The system allows for a steady flow of heated or cooled air under the surface of the car seats.
The company also introduced its DuraGrip TPE 6200 series. The firm said these products have a tactile and rubbery feel and a matte finish that makes it ideal for use in tools, consumer products and other light industrial applications. The TPE 6200 series bonds well to PP and PE and is easily processed by injection molding, extrusion, calendering and blow molding, according to the company. It has low taste and odor properties and is offered in FDA compliant versions. For more information, visit www.APAinfo.com or call 888-663-6005.
Lehigh Technologies L.L.C. is offering its PolyDyne powder in concentrated pellet form. PolyDyne Concentrate will offer the same performance-enhancing benefits of the powder to molders, compounders and other processors but will be available in an easier to handle form, according to the company. Visit www.lehightechnologies.com for more information.
GLS Corp. introduced a TPE alloy technology suite that targets applications in food and beverage packaging, including beverage closures, flexible food packaging films and other storage containers, as well as medical applications requiring package barrier integrity. The key benefit is an improved barrier to oxygen and moisture vapor transmission rate, the firm said. Call 815-385-8500, 800-457-8777, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.glscorp.com for more information.
REP Corp. is now including Isothermould distributed power rods on all its standard injection presses. Through research and development in heat dispersion and dissipation in computer and actual mold models, REP determined the ideal size and location of Isothermould power rods in proximity to the parting line on most standard mold configurations. For more information, call Tim Graham at 847-697-7210, visit www.rep.tm.fr or e-mail [email protected]
Dow Corning Corp.´s Silastic LS-2840, a 40 durometer, uncatalyzed fluorosilicone rubber base is engineered for automotive electrical protection, fluid delivery and static sealing application and outperformed fluorocarbon rubber in a recent independent study by Rapra Technology, according to Dow Corning. Silastic LS-2840 retains its properties over a wide range in temperatures; is solvent resistant; can be molded, extruded and calendered; and is easily pigmented, according to the company. A free booklet can be ordered at www.dowcorning.com/FKM-FSR.
Huron Technologies Inc. sells a semi-permanent mold release agent called EZR327, which helps eliminate build-up caused by rubber and keeps the mold cleaner, according to Huron. The EZR327 mold release film assists in improving the rubber bonding to molded-in steel inserts, while providing semi-permanent mold release performance, the company said, and it increases film life and adds 15 to 25 percent to product productivity. Call 1-800-275-4902 or visit www.hurontech.com for more information.
Bytewise Measurement Systems has unveiled the ProfilometerSL, a lower-cost addition to its off-line extrusion Profilometer product family. The system uses Bytewise sheet-of-light laser scanning sensors to digitize the top and bottom of an extrusion profile. ProfilometerSL is available in width sizes of 300 and 450 millimeters. For more information, contact Dennis Reynolds at 330-633-2253, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.bytewise.com.
Soliant L.L.C. is marketing its Soliant Fluorex bright film, which now can be combined with thermoplastic polyolefins, for more options in car, marine, truck and electronic part finishes. The films provide a shiny chrome finish to plastic parts, according to the company, and can be tinted to match any color. Designer and plastics processors can benefit from the film´s ability to take shape via extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding and compression molding. For more information, visit www.paintfilm.com.
Calemard SAS has developed a comprehensive stock preparation solution-wide and narrow slitting of calendered textile reinforced gum. Targeting private labels capstrip production units, the Calemard wide slitter Lyra and the narrow slitting and spooling line Capella are new economical solutions, the firm said. Calemard machines are able to rewind rubber-based products without PE liner, and the high-precision guiding system allows minimizing selvedges scraps and increased cutting accuracy, according to the company. E-mail [email protected] or visit www.calemard.com for more information.