Blow molder Plaxicon Co. has introduced a line of PET bottles ideal for marinades, barbecue sauces or salad dressings. The line features an injection molded 38-millimeter neck with a dripless feature to eliminate spillage. The containers are made in 16-ounce and 32-ounce sizes.
The bottles are able to be hot filled at temperatures as high as 150§ F, allowing sauces to be cooked at higher temperatures to reduce bacterial contamination.
The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based company manufactures more than 80 different stock containers, ranging from 2-20 ounces.
Tel. (909) 944-6868.
ICI antistatic agent gains FDA clearance
ICI Surfactants said its Atmer 163 antistatic agent has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for use at levels up to 0.2 percent in polyolefin containers intended for food contact.
The synthetic liquid already had FDA approval at levels of up to 0.1 percent for use in polyolefin films, the Wilmington, Del., company said.
Tel. (800) 822-8215 ext. 5739.
Storage bins employ static-resistan PP
Storage units for electrically sensitive parts, such as resistors, rely on statically dissipative polymers from LNP Engineering Plastics of Exton, Pa.
Abba Plastics Inc. of Bourboniuals, Ill., injection molds storage components using LNP's Stat-Kon MI-HI high-impact poly-propylene and Stat-Kon C polystyrene.
The plastics replace more costly sprayed metal formerly used by the Stor-Loc division of Ryan Metal Products of Kankakee, Ill.
Tel. (610) 363-4500.
Firm uses PEEK in medical applications
Aesculap AG is using Victrex polyetheretherketone to replace amorphous thermoplastics such as polyetherimide in medical and dental components, according to Victrex USA Inc. of West Chester, Pa.
Victrex PEEK has high heat and chemical resistance that suit it in the sterilization of components. Aesculap, based in Tuttlingen, Germany, makes medical instruments, implants and equipment.
Tel. (800) 842-8739.
Polyetherimide cuts time, steps for GM
Tight molding tolerance and low thermal expansion were key to General Motors Corp.'s choice of polyetherimide for a high-voltage ignition switch in S-series trucks.
GM cut part weight by a third and eliminated a machining step when it replaced die-cast aluminum with Ultem 2300 from GE Plastics of Pittsfield, Mass. Ultem 2300 is a 30-percent glass-filled polyetherimide.
The switch's two components, injection molded by Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems in Anderson, Ind., are spin welded together.
Tel. (800) 845-0600.