Doyle-Shamrock Industries chose nylon 6/6 to make its high-end cooking utensils because of temperature resistance, strength and surface quality. Its new products, available in a black, textured finish, are heavier than conventional plastic utensils and have features such as thumb rests and deeper ladle bowls.
The Holland, Ohio, company injection molds the utensils using Celanese nylon resin from Hoechst Celanese Corp. of Sum-mit, N.J.
The resin's balance of moldability, stiffness and strength beat other engineering resins such as acetal and ABS as well as commodity plastics such as poly-propylene and polyethylene.
Tel. (908) 598-4162; fax (908) 598-4165.
Rotomolded fuel tank uses nyrim nylon 6
A rubber-toughened nylon fit the bill for a tractor fuel tank developed and rotationally molded by Elkamet Kunststofftechnik GmbH of Biedenkoph An Der Lahn, Germany.
The 51-pound tank is made of Nyrim PA 6-C, a glass-filled, reaction injection moldable nylon 6 supplied in North America by DSM RIM Nylon Inc. of Cleveland. It has low permeability to diesel fuel and is impact resistant.
Tel. (216) 892-3346.
OnGuard PC sheet takes on bullets
Laminated Glass Corp. has un-veiled a line of all-plastic, bullet-resistant laminates for retail, corporate and architectural uses.
The Telford, Pa., firm's OnGuard is a multilayer construction of polycarbonate sheets bonded by layers of polyure-thane. OnGuard thickness ranges from one-half inch to 11/4 inches. It is designed as a barrier against physical attack, gunfire and bomb blasts. The outer sheet has an abrasion-resistant coating that reduces ultraviolet radiation.
Tel. (215) 721-0400; fax: (215) 721-0402.