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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer FindsGrowing Use in Medical Design

January 3, 2005 9:29 am | Ticona | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Specify a polymer for high performance in a range of devices, diagnostic equipment, and packaging. The Solution: Use COC in products for hospitals, medical laboratories, and other critical settings. LabCD system from Tecan Group Ltd.



December 16, 2004 10:10 am | Lumex | Product Releases | Comments

A 352-page guide from Lumex Inc., Palatine, IL, describes thousands of opto-component solutions ranging from discrete LEDs to LCD displays. Information: 800-278-5666.

Industrial Instrumentation

December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Action Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

This leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial instrumentation for the process control and data acquisition industries published a 350 page Product Handbook, volume 17, 2005 edition.


European Plastics and Rubber Directory

December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Research And Markets | Product Releases | Comments

The European Plastics and Rubber Directory is a unique directory that will keep users in touch with the European plastics and rubber industries across the whole of Europe.


December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Research And Markets | Product Releases | Comments

The object of this publication is to provide practical guidance on assessing the useful service life of plastics. It describes test procedures and extrapolation techniques together with the inherent limitations and problems.

High Performance Plastics Report

December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Research And Markets | Product Releases | Comments

This is a monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of performance plastics. It includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments, and an events calendar.

Training Institute

December 16, 2004 9:37 am | Isa-Instrumentation, Systems, & Automation Society | Product Releases | Comments

The ISA Training Institute and ISA Press have released their latest catalogs detailing more than 300 continuing education courses and 400 reference publications and standards.

Weld Nuts

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

This four-page product bulletin profiles PEM self-locating projection weld nuts. These fasteners provide load-bearing threads in metal sheets too thin to tap and incorporate unique engineering to help promote cost-effective and efficient component assembly.


Electronic Components

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Allied Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Allied Electronics Product Catalog contains reference data and purchasing information for

Gas Plasma

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Literature from 4th State Inc., Belmont, CA, offers a look at gas plasma processing and systems. Plasma surface engineering can improve product quality and consistency, reduce friction, and establish or improve biocompatibility.

Solenoid Valves (1635)

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Fluid Control Division, New Britain, CT, is offering its new 24/7 Catalog, which features information on Skinner and Gold Ring solenoid valves. The valves, which are suitable for medical instrumentation, are available for shipping within 24 to 48 hours. Information: 440-205-7869.


December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Ibs-Integrated Biosciences Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A new guide from Integrated Biosciences Inc., Lewisberry, PA, presents a series of questions and answers to help readers determine if outsourcing is right for them. It also examines how to gain the greatest return on investment through outsourcing. Information: 610-866-8654.

EVP Proportional Control Valves

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, has a new CD that gives detailed information about its line of EVP proportional control valves, which can control flow ranging from 0 to greater than 20 liters per minute.

Polymer and Rubber Compounds

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Rubber Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Many experts say engineers misunderstand rubber because, unlike metals or plastics, it does not have “cut and dried” design criteria. To help with the selection process, Rubber Industries, Shakopee, MN, is offering readers a free CD containing a selection guide for polymer and rubber compounds.

Laser Technology and Liver Chips

December 8, 2004 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The “liver chip” is an MIT project designed to culture liver tissue. It’s seen as a tool for drug discovery and development including drug metabolism and toxicology. The chip’s cell-holding scaffolds are made of laser-machined polymers.



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