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Pre-molding with Foam-in-place Packaging

February 24, 2014 5:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Storopack Packaging Systems Usa Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Storopack offers companies in the USA and Canada contract manufacturing of FOAMplus engineered foam-in-place packaging made of polyurethane. Just-in-time delivery of the molded parts is carried out from one of the North American fabrication centers...

LISTED UNDER: Polyurethanes | Other Services | Package Design
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First-of-its-kind 3L Fernbach Flask

February 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Sabic Innovative Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

With support from SABIC, TriForest Labware has developed a polycarbonate 3L Fernbach flask that the company says is the first of its size made using the injection blow molding process. This new innovation enables enhanced safety within lab environments while also improving productivity during the culture sampling process...

LISTED UNDER: Polymers | Bottles/Jars/Vials

EMI Shielding Material for Precision Die-Cuts

February 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Leader Tech Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Many electronic enclosures have gaps that allow unwanted RF and electromagnetic interference to escape into the surrounding environment. These openings are commonly found around the I/O panel, backplane and access panels of the enclosure...

LISTED UNDER: Conductive | Foam | Other

Copolyester, Styrene-free Material is Cost-effective

February 11, 2014 1:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Eastman Chemical Company | Product Releases | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company is enhancing its medical packaging portfolio with Eastalite copolyester, the company’s first opaque offering. The material complements the company’s other medical packaging copolyester offerings: Eastman Eastar 6763 and Tritan MP100...

LISTED UNDER: PETG Copolyesters

Improved PEEK Wear Compounds

February 7, 2014 5:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lehvoss North America, a subsidiary of Lehmann & Voss, has introduced LUVOCOM 8000, a new series of PEEK wear compounds. By substituting traditionally used PTFE with new proprietary additives, the company has made it possible to further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds...

LISTED UNDER: PEEK, PEK

COC Injection Molding Grade with Internal Mold Release

January 29, 2014 3:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TOPAS Advanced Polymers has expanded its line of TOPAS 5013 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resins for injection molding of high-performance components for the optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. The new grade, TOPAS 5013L-10, has won strong early acceptance...

LISTED UNDER: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC)

Digital High-rigidity Material for 3D Printers

January 14, 2014 5:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys has debuted the second generation of its Digital ABS material, named Digital ABS2. The new material, designed for Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printers, is designed to enable users to produce thin-walled models with high dimensional stability. It is now available in ivory in addition to the existing green color.

LISTED UNDER: Additive Manufacturing | ABS

Functional Polymer Remains Strong and Transparent

January 13, 2014 12:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TPX polymethylpentene is a lightweight, transparent, semi-crystalline material with outstanding resistance to both steam sterilization and a wide range of chemicals. Unlike some polymeric materials that discolor or embrittle after just a few cycles in an autoclave, TPX remains transparent and strong.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Antimicrobial Line Designed for High Humidity Environments

December 18, 2013 5:03 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) announced an expansion of its MicroBlok line of antimicrobials for polymers. The new formulation, labeled MicroBlok Z, contains zinc compounds instead of the silver ions in the original MicroBlok. Zinc’s antimicrobial effect is derived from its ability to disrupt membrane transport by blocking the proton pump that energizes the transport mechanism.

LISTED UNDER: Additives/Blends | Polymers

Ultra-Soft LSR Implant-grade, Liquid Silicone Elastomers

December 16, 2013 3:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Applied Silicone Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Silicone introduced Ultra-Soft LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) products for the implantable materials market. Ultra-Soft LSR is formulated specifically for long-term implantation in the human body (>30 days) and provides a very soft liquid silicone rubber measured in Type OO and Type OOO durometer scales.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone

PPS Shapes are More Resilient and Easier to Machine

December 9, 2013 2:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Ensinger | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger has introduced new and improved TECATRON PPS stock shapes for industrial applications. The new TECATRON PPS maintains particularly good chemical resistance and high purity while exhibiting increases in tensile strength, tensile modulus, compressive modulus, and greatly improved elongation properties.

LISTED UNDER: PPS (Fortron) Polymer

Free PET Recycling Calculator App

December 6, 2013 1:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) has developed a new free iPhone and Android app which helps users calculate the recyclability of their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, containers and/or packages. The objective is to determine how compatible a specific package is...

LISTED UNDER: Polyethylenes

Specialty Lubricious Solution for High Wear, Resistance

December 5, 2013 3:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gharda Plastics launched its speciality lubricious solution for industrial and business appliances, incorporating various reinforcements in G-PAEKTM and GAZOLETM grades. This collaborative development with other industrial partners is aimed at applications that require very high wear resistance.

LISTED UNDER: PEEK, PEK

Self-Sealing TPEs for Medical Infusion Therapy Systems

December 5, 2013 1:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers announced Versaflex HC for infusion therapy stoppers and septums. In comparison to traditional materials, Versaflex HC improves patient safety and reduces manufacturing complexity while streamlining regulatory compliance for faster speed to market.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies for Plastics

November 20, 2013 3:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the recent introduction of its Mi Batch line of particle taggants, Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) brings over 40 years of polymer expertise to the fight against counterfeit materials and products.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

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