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Tough Unfilled Nylon for Additive Manufacturing

December 17, 2013 2:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys introduced FDM Nylon 12, the first nylon material specifically engineered for the company’s line of Fortus 3D Production Systems. Stratasys believes that with FDM Nylon 12, its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology creates tougher, more flexible unfilled nylon parts than other additive manufacturing technologies can.

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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

Thermally Conductive, Electrically Insulative One Part Epoxy

December 13, 2013 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring the combination of electrical insulation properties and thermal conductivity, Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2GT can be used for a variety of applications including bonding, sealing, glob top and die attach. This toughened epoxy system bonds well to a wide variety of substrates used in electronics...

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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

High Laser Damage Threshold Coatings

December 4, 2013 5:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Deposition Sciences, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Deposition Sciences (DSI) introduced a new line of high laser damage threshold (LDT) coatings.

LISTED UNDER: Lasers | Ion beam

Immediate Commercial Availability of NickelAlloy HX

November 22, 2013 3:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EOS is expanding its portfolio of metal materials with the immediate commercial introduction of EOS NickelAlloy HX.

LISTED UNDER: Alloys

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

Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers

November 18, 2013 2:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. 

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

Quick Turnkey Optical Solutions with Extensive In-Stock Glass Inventory

November 6, 2013 2:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) offers an extensive variety of in-stock glass substrates, including the robust Schott Supremax 33, a rolled sheet borosilicate glass used for applications that require low thermal expansion, high thermal resistance, and low density (12 % lighter than soda lime glass).

LISTED UNDER: Glass

Next Generation Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene

November 6, 2013 2:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Celanese Corporation will introduce a next generation GUR ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with breakthrough technology at K 2013 — nearly 60 years since the engineered material was first introduced at K 1955.

LISTED UNDER: Polyethylenes

Flexible Adhesive Preforms Provide Clean and Consistent Sealing and Bonding

November 4, 2013 12:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for sealing and bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and glass.

LISTED UNDER: Polymers

PVDF Copolymer for Minimally Invasive Catheters

October 22, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arkema has introduced Kynar Rx 752 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) copolymer for use in minimally invasive medical catheters that are exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days. Kynar Rx 752 copolymer exhibits exceptional flexibility, very low friction, and can be melt extruded in single or multi-layers for catheter shafts and other performance medical tubing.

LISTED UNDER: PVDF (Kynar)

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