AlliedSignal Inc. has expanded its ballistic composite product line to include Aramid Shield made from aramid fibers. Aramid Shield outperforms ballistics properties of aramid fibers in body and vehicle armor, the firm's Spectra High Performance Fibers division claims.
AlliedSignal of Morristown, N.J., introduced the product at the Milipol '95 security show, which was held recently in Paris.
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Dirt may be cheap, but film's cheaper
A degradable plastic film landfill cover saves cost and space compared with soil, according to EPI Environmental Products Inc. of Conroe, Texas.
EPI tested its degradable polyethylene film for nine months at the Altaloma, Texas, landfill operated by BFI-Galveston. The EPI Enviro Landfill Cover each day replaced 6 inches of soil that the EPA mandates as daily cover on landfills.
The PE film contains a nonstarch-based additive that EPI can tailor to cause film degradation in periods ranging from five days to five months.
Tel. (409) 788-2998.
Siemens getting Dynovation system
Dynovation Inc. is installing its fully automatic metal-fitting insert system in the auto intake manifolds operation at Siemens Automotive's Windsor, Ontario, plant.
According to Dynovation, its system includes insert pre-heating, transfer to heating tooling, insertion and full process monitoring with statistical data collection.
A conveyor system transports injection molded intake manifolds to 12 different stations to insert 22 brass and steel fittings, the company said.
Ultrasonic welding and leak testing stations also are part of the system.
The company, headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, said one of its systems is running at the Siemens plant. Siemens is to install two more systems at a cost of more than C$1 million (US$740,000) each.
Tel. (905) 681-8575.