ATLANTA - DuPont Co. will begin marketing a new family of glass-filled polyester resins aimed at home appliances and other applications. Rynite 9100P was custom blended for one specific application but is suited for a number of heat-sensitive purposes, Russell Muscarella, senior technical assistant for the Wilmington, Del.-based resin maker, said at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Structural Plastics Division conference in Atlanta, held April 1-3.
The resin is a 30 percent glass-filled polyester with low heat-warping properties. The material is also color-stable and flame-retardant.
``The resin was blended for a state-of-the art toaster being readied for market in the next three months,'' Muscarella said. ``The toaster is made by a major appliance manufacturer and features a microprocessor built in, which enables you to have just about anything toasted just about any way you could want it.''
The company sees uses for the resin in a wide range of home appliances and other molded parts because of its cosmetic and heat-resistant qualities.
Muscarella said DuPont will begin production of Rynite in about 90 days at its Parkersburg, W.Va., complex.
The toaster shells will be molded by Encore Plastics Inc. of Mount Gilead, Ohio.