Ames Lawn & Garden Tools Co. claims its new glass-reinforced nylon garden tools are lighter and stronger than conventional hand tools. Ames, based in Parkersburg, W.Va., uses gas-assisted injection molding to make the tools.
Tel. (304) 424-3000.
Teflon extends life of aircraft seals
Fluoropolymer boosts lubricity and useful life vs. felt in seals for aircraft ball screw actuators.
Tetrafluor Inc. of El Segundo, Calif., uses Teflon resin from DuPont Co. for its MetaPlast seals. The application demands fluid resistance and dependable operation at temperatures from minus 65§ to 275§ F.
Tel. (302) 999-6738.
McKechnie helps with reagent bottle
McKechnie Plastic Packaging gets tolerances of 0.005 inch in polypropylene bottles it extrusion blow molds for a medical application.
The Philmont, N.Y., firm molds 7.5- to 45-ounce bottles for a blood analyzer made by Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp. of Medfield, Mass. The bottles, with a rectangular shape and wedge configuration, need exact sizes to fit a septum sealing device.
Tel. (518) 672-7721