ExxonMobil Chemical Co. introduced a family of fast-cycling Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate grades, which can be used to replace thermoset rubber and thermoplastic elastomers in plugs, bumpers, grommets, gap fillers, spacers and motor mounts in industrial and automotive applications. The company said the grades can reduce processing time by 20 to 30 percent. Visit www.exxonmobilchemical.com for more information.
Davis-Standard L.L.C.'s bi-metallic barrel-lining product series now includes the DS800, a nickel-based alloy with a high percentage of tungsten carbide particles suspended within its matrix. It is recommended for processes requiring highly filled or reinforced compounds, high-temperature resins, silicones, vinyl resins and polyethylenes, the firm said. For more information, e-mail Mark Woodgate at [email protected] or John Radovich at [email protected]
Huron Technologies Inc. introduced its Mold Release Coating 7538, which it said is formulated for the typically aggressive type of rigid, polyurethane foam used for energy absorption in automotive applications. The company said it provides effective mold release at temperatures between 145° and 165°F. For more information, visit www.hurontech.com.
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. says its E-free 189 silane coupling agent has the potential to enhance the manufacturing process for rubber goods-including shoe sole compounds, wire and cable products, belts, hoses, grommets and flooring-by eliminating most ethanol emissions and reducing production costs. The silane can replace traditional mercapto silanes because it does not vulcanize prematurely, according to Momentive. Call 800-295-2392 or visit www.momentive.com for details.
Rohm and Haas Co. has developed a water-based acrylic adhesive called Robond Prohesion. It is designed for pressure-sensitive tapes and other demanding applications traditionally served by solvent-based adhesives, the firm said. Visit www.rohmhaas.com for details.
The MasterSil 151 from Master Bond Inc. is a two-component, low-viscosity silicone compound for high-performance casting, potting and encapsulation, designed to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. The firm boasts the compound's service operating temperature range of -65°F to 400°F, its electrical insulation properties, high tensile strength and optical clarity. For details, visit www.masterbond.com.