GE-Advanced Materials, Silicones also introduced Niax L-6630, L-6635 and L-6636 silicone stabilizers that help minimize the formation of surface defects during continuous lamination processes for "sandwich panels"-polyisocyanurate and polyurethane rigid foam core metal panels. The stabilizers can reduce or eliminate the formation and growth of large gas bubbles between the foam and the metal substrate. Visit www.ge.com/silicones for literature and other information.
ExxonMobil Chemical, an affiliation of Exxon Mobil Corp., has produced a document which describes the Polymag Process, a magnetic separation process that can assist with scrap recovery and parts recycling when Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate is co-molded with other materials. Topics covered in the document include a description and benefits of the process, where to incorporate the additive, the impact on Santoprene TPVs and processing procedures. The document and other information are available at www.santoprene.com.
Research Inc. has improved its ChamberIR Model E4 infrared heater, which focuses on high-density infrared energy generated by "T3-style" halogen lamps onto a cylindrically shaped target area. The Model E4 elliptical chamber is designed for rapid heating of small size continuous materials, such as tube, cable and wire. Typical applications include curing small-diameter silicone tubing and curing coatings or adhesives on wire or cable, according to the firm. Visit www.researchinc.com for more details.
The range of end-use applications for which Teknor Apex Co. custom formulates Monprene (R) thermoplastic elastomers is detailed in an eight-page brochure on the design and processing characteristics of these products. The brochure cites current uses for Monprene TPEs in appliances, food-contact applications, grips and handles, infant care products, kitchen utensils, medical devices, oral care products, seals and gaskets, tubing and other consumer products. For a copy of the brochure, e-mail [email protected] or download it at www.teknorapex.com.
R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc. has added Vanox CDPA to its line of antioxidants for rubber and plastics applications. Vanox CDPA is a low volatility, high amine activity antioxidant that is especially effective in ACM, ECO and HNBR rubbers for high temperature applications, according to the firm. For more information, call Susan Flores at 1-800-243-6064 or visit www.rtvanderbilt.com.
Lanxess has added a peptizer, Renacit RUC 9203, to its product range. Its field of range is pure gum mastication, through which natural rubber is processed without carbon black. Lanxess peptizers are based on 2,2´-dibenzamidodiphenyl disulfide. For more information, visit www.lanxess.com.
Sealant Equipment & Engineering Inc. has a new Model 2600-060 No-Drip fluid valve designed for precise on-off flow control of medium- to high-viscosity fluid and for dispensing acrylic, epoxy, pvc, silicone, urethane and lubricants. The valve is rated for 5,000 PSI and includes an anti-abrasive, hard-coated needle shaft and wear-resistant fluid seals. More information is available at www.sealantequipment.com/dispensevalves-1part.htm or by calling 734-459-8600.