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Waxes optimize processing of recycled polymers.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:50:34 -0400

With Ceranovus™ Waxes, plastics reprocessors can maximize melt flow and throughput, lower energy consumption via reduced extruder amperage draw, and decrease backpressure and equipment wear. Because waxes are made from plastic raw materials, they can blend with type of plastic being recycled. Products are made from up to 100% recycled feedstock and do not negatively affect recycle content of polymer. Supplied in pastilles or granule form, Ceranovus Waxes come in 45 lb bags and...

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Lord Corporation's New Release Agents increases mold-picking time and reduces mold folding in molds.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:50:33 -0400

Suitable for rubber-to-metal part manufacturing facilities, LORD LokRelease solutions offer semi-permanent, anti-stick surface coating for easy part removal from molded Elastomers. Presented in aerosol, aqueous and solvent-based solutions, a single application allows for multiple molding cycles, eliminating post-finishing problems. Containing no Class I or Class II ozone-depleting substances; release agents also reduce rust and corrosion in steel...

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Coextrusion Feedblock fine-tunes individual layers.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:50:33 -0400

With EDI™ Ultraflow™ V-T Feedblock, processors of film, sheet, and coatings can fine-tune individual layers as well as accommodate changes in layer ratio, and adjust tuning system without removing feedblock from production line. Flow channel widths range from 2–7 in., depending on width of product to be extruded. Larger volume feedblock channels reduce shear stress and interfacial instability. With 100 in. die, spreading ratio is 25:1 for 4 in. feedblock channel, but only 14:1 for 7 in....

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Drilling Fluid Additives stabilize and strengthen wellbore.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:32:13 -0400

Designed for depleted and mechanically weak formations, FLC™ additives act as shielding agents. Impermeable barrier they form at fluid-rock interface minimizes fluid and pressure invasion while also stabilizing and strengthening wellbore. Designed for oil and gas environment, products help operators succeed in diverse difficult drilling conditions. Respectively, fracture sealing capabilities for FLC Fine, Supreme, Extreme, and Max are up to 150 µm, 500 µm, 500–3,000 µm, and 250...

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Air Products introduces catalysts and additive technologies for foam emission management.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:32:12 -0400

Enabling the use of low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) Blowing Agents in polyurethane foam applications, Air Products introduces catalysts such as: Polycat® 203; Polycat® 218; Polycat® 204; and, Dabco® PM301 that can help manufacturers achieve low or non-emissive foam products. Air Products also releases a new additives selection guide highlighting the performance benefits of Dabco® hybrid catalysts and Polycat® SA heat-activation catalysts.

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Polyurethane Dispersion is designed for automotive applications.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:32:18 -0400

Designed as fiber sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications, Hydrosize® Link is available in 2 grades and designed to react with PA6 and PA6.6 resin matrices. Hydrosize Link U470 is suited for use with chopped strand fiber, and Hydrosize Link U480 is intended for chopped strand and continuous fiber. Both grades deliver optimized composite performance even under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and elevated temperatures.

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Ferrite Beads suit high-reliability applications.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:32:03 -0400

Designed to meet requirements of DSCC 03024 specification, HRB-US Series begins as full reel ferrite bead lots acquired through OEM approved distribution channels and traceable to selected manufactures of commercial devices. Devices pass through pre- and post-screening processes while undergoing AEM’s Tin-Lead conversion. Products are then subjected to DSCC 03024 Group A, B, and C testing. Parts are assigned HRB-US part number and are tape and reel packaged with AEM lot number and date...

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Injection Molding Machine ranges from 67-596 U.S. tons.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:32:14 -0400

Featuring energy-saving Mars technology, Mars II Eco is U.S./UL safety compliant with 460 V power as standard. Servo-hydraulic injection molding machine is equipped with 2 air circuits for part ejection: one on stationary platen and one on movable platen. Additional air circuits are optional. System includes KEBA 1075 control and SPI robot interface as standard.

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Electric Injection Molding Machine features hydraulic circuit.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:32:14 -0400

Available from 45–730 U.S. tons, Zhafir Zeres Series includes integrated hydraulic circuit to facilitate molding applications which require core pull or sophisticated ejector functions. Hydraulic core pull interface (circuit) is installed on moving platen and provides more flow and increased pressure compared to external power pack solutions. Pressure and flow rates are adjustable via machine’s controller. Software is included to control up to 3 hydraulic circuits.

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Black 100% Recycled Content Masterbatch delivers sustainability.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:32:14 -0400

Made of 100% recycled carbon black from post-consumer tires, ECOBlack product provides sustainable alternative to conventional carbon black. ECOBlack 40 consists of polyethylene-based masterbatch and can be used in such traditional applications as film, sheet, and molded items. Material supports use at typical masterbatch letdown ratios of from 2%–5%. Possible areas of use include automotive and office furniture applications.

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Die Release Agents utilize heat-activated additive.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:32:13 -0400

DIE SLICK® die lubricants with Smart Polymer™ Technology, a heat-activated additive, are able to form evenly distributed, tough, protective die coating when exposed to hot areas of die and do not accumulate residue in cooler areas. Within die casting industry applications, these poperties reduce solder on castings while enhancing release and wetting characteristics. Use also results in bright and clean castings and can help increase productivity.

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Polymer Material suits high-temp jet engine applications.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:32:15 -0400

Suitable for bearing chambers, sump systems, and internal gearboxes in jet engines, Fluoroloy® A90 enables spring-energized seals to work with continuous temperature above 608°F. Product withstands static hot air sealing in temperatures up to 662°F while retaining mechanical properties with same or less leakage, surface indentation, and material degradation. Material exhibits low linear coefficient of thermal expansion, stability through time, and minimum loss of properties due to thermal...

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SEBS Block Copolymer suits food contact, medical applications.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:32:14 -0400

With respective MFR values of 27 and 77 g/10 min @ 230°C, 2.16 and 5 kg, Kraton™ G1653 styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer retains tensile strength (>30 MPa) and toughness while offering solution viscosity of 480 cP. Solid level can reduce coating layers for coating applications or reduce shrinkage and need for solvent for sealant applications. Supplied in free flowing dense pellet form, 73 Shore A copolymer has 30% polystyrene content and rubber phase Tg of...

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Vapor Phase Soldering System offers inline convection alternative.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:32:19 -0400

Along with 6–9 min cycle times or less, programmable 4040 provides SMT assemblers with optimized soldering quality, instant product changeovers, and 0% risk of overheating. Design enables installation in any workspace without requiring complex ductwork and external venting, while heat transfer efficacy and gentle conditions of vapor phase process minimize exhaust generation. Other features include power rating of <3 KW, multi-chamber design, and automatic board handling system.

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Solid Laundry Systems effectively clean all types of textiles.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:32:19 -0400

Solid laundry products, designed to launder linens at on-premise laundries in nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, include Ultimate, Stage 2, and Conserv SG80. Ultimate gently penetrates surface to clean linen fibers by eliminating tough soils, odors, and stains. Stage 2 combines detergent cleaners, water conditioner, and soil suspenders with chlorine bleaching. Conserv SG80 Fabric Softener imparts softness to fabric and contains brighteners as well as antistatic agents.
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UL 94 V-0 Potting/Encapsulating Compounds suit harsh environments.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:32:19 -0400

Epoxy and urethane products that meet engineering design demands of electronic and aerospace assemblies include 20-2362 FR low-durometer, low-viscosity urethane as well as 50-2369 FR thermally conductive and thermal shock-resistant urethane. Suited for similar applications, 50-3150 FR thermally conductive epoxy can provide an RTI rating of 130°C with Cat 30, while 50-3152 FR thermally conductive epoxy features 1:1 mix ratio and CTI rating of >600 V.

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UV Curable Inks target wide format roll-to-roll printing.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:32:15 -0400

Available in roll-to-roll printers, non-toxic UVgel instantly gels on contact with media, delivering precise dot placement and area control for consistent images at high speed. Products combine large color gamut of solvent inks with environmental benefits and safety profile of latex and UV inks. Ultra-thin ink dispersion with almost no discernible physical profile ensures low ink consumption rate.

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Floor Cleaning System targets food service environments.

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:32:15 -0400

Specifically designed for cleaning greasy food service floors, OmniFlex™ Dispense-and-Vac System includes crush-proof vacuum hose that is grease and trans fat resistant. System also has one-piece vacuum wand for aggressive agitation, self-dispensing 10-gal solution bucket with no-splash design, and variable flow spigot that manages exact amount of solution dispensed to floor. Certified by NFSI, system provides instant drying for immediate availability and reduced slip-and-fall...

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LCP Monofilament allows MRI-guided vascular intervention.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:32:16 -0400

MRI-compatible LCP monofilament overcomes limitation of other vascular visualization procedures while removing radiation exposure from procedure. Along with LCP (liquid crystal polymer), or thermoplastic resin, properties, this Class VI-approved and autoclavable product provides optimized torque response, pushability, and kink resistance. Tensile strength provides safe braiding option for medical device manufactures, and minimal fraying occurs during braiding process.

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Wax Modifiers optimize asphalt roofing production.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:32:15 -0400

Able to optimize heat stability and reduce mixing time necessary to completely blend polymer, Ceranovus™ Polyethylene and Polypropylene Waxes are valuable additives in both SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) and APP (atactic polypropylene) modified bitumen roofing systems. Products decrease viscosities at process temperature and minimize bleeding of higher oil formulations through oil scavenging. Synthesized from 100% recycled materials, modifiers are available in pastilles or granules.

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