Captive Plastics Inc. blow molds tiny high density polyethylene bottles for the Sweet Breath mint drops made by Health-Tech Inc. of Paterson, N.J. Captive, based in Piscataway, N.J., injection molds parisons for the one-eighth-ounce bottles in a 16-cavity mold on a medium-tonnage press.
The company also built the mold.
Engineering and production address the need for tight dimensions and a narrow internal diameter for the oval container.
Tel. (908) 469-7900
Enpac Corp. offers PE storage device
Enpac Corp. is offering the Job Hut, a 100 percent polyethylene storage unit.
The unit is rotational molded by Enpac at its Chardon, Ohio, facility. It weighs 510 pounds and measures 99 inches long by 62 inches deep by 106 inches high. It contains a 66-gallon sump that allows spilled material to be reclaimed.
Enpac designs and manufactures hazardous material containment and spill prevention products. It is a subsidiary of Essef Corp., also of Chardon, a publicly held company traded on the Nasdaq.
Tel. (800) 936-7229.
Knee braces enlist epoxy composite
Modeling and tooling systems, and epoxy resin from Ciba-Geigy Corp. helped Innovation Sports of Irvine, Calif., create ``The Edge'' knee brace.
Made of metal and a carbon fiber/fiberglass/epoxy laminate, the knee brace is designed to provide sports enthusiasts and joggers with the performance of custom-made braces at an off-the-shelf price, according to Ciba-Geigy.
Ciba-Geigy's Formulated Ma-terials Group of East Lansing, Mich., supplied modeling and tooling systems, including its Ren Shape 450 modeling material, Ren RP 1129 surface coat, Ren RP 1700-1 epoxy for the tooling intermediate and laminating braces and Ren RP 3209-1 iron oxide-filled black epoxy for the mold.
Innovation Sports wets down graphite ply with RP 1700 epoxy after fiberglass layers are applied to the mold.
The laminate is cured at 150 F for about 40 minutes and at room temperature for another 72 hours.
The braces are then sanded and coated with an ultraviolet cure system.
Tel. (517) 351-5900.
Cabot glasses use propionate frames
Cabot Safety Corp. of South-bridge, Mass., makes a variety of safety glasses for health-care and industrial workers from Tenite propionate resin from Eastman Chemical Co.
Cabot injection molds frames and protective side shields from the material, which is hypoallergenic and nontoxic, according to Eastman of Kingsport, Tenn.
Tel. (800) 327-8626, ext 4853.