Consumer Industries Ltd. has developed a disposable, plastic film shower liner to eliminate the need to clean shower tiles. Prototype liners are made of 3-mil-thick polypropylene film designed to protect tiles for two to four months. The firm claims liners can be made from various recycled polyolefins and are suitable for advertising or decorative logos.
The Burlington, Mass.-based company seeks U.S. and Canadian licensees.
Tel. (617) 229-8100.
Polyester film aids allergy sufferers
Allersearch Pty. Ltd. of Granville, Australia, uses thermoplastic polyester film on bedding covers as a barrier to dust mites and allergens.
The firm laminates a thin film made of Hytrel from DuPont Engineering Polymers to cotton-blend fabric. The film is permeable to moisture and has a comfortable feel, according to the Wilmington, Del.-based company.
Allersearch uses laminates made by International Foam Products Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J. The film is produced by Deerfield Urethane Inc. of South Deerfield, Mass.
Tel. (800) 441-0575.
Reinforced PP used in mower's wheels
Polypropylene wheels reinforced with long glass fiber withstand moisture and chemicals on the Ryobi Motor Products Inc. self-propelled, battery-operated lawn mower.
Verton MFX from LNP Engineering Plastics of Exton, Pa., has natural lubricity and strength to allow gear teeth to be molded into the mower's front drive wheels.
Hamelin Industries Inc., headquartered in Warsaw, Ind., injection molds the wheels for Ryobi Motor.
Tel. (610) 363-4500.