Courtaulds Performance Films offers fluorescent-dyed PET films made by its proprietary deep-dyeing process for permanence and enhanced glow at film edges. The Martinsville, Va., firm said the films allow new options for signs and decorations. The light pipe property also opens up tamper-evident applications because fine-cut lines are visible. For controlled card applications such as badges, custom colors prevent duplication.
Tel. (800) 746-8661 or fax (540) 627-3032.
Inco Specialty Powder Prod-ucts of Wyckoff, N.J., a division of Inco Ltd. of Toronto, has introduced electromagnetic interference shielding concentrates for injection molding applications such as portable computer and mobile telephone housings.
Incoshield products contain long carbon fibers coated with nickel and are available in a range of thermoplastics, including polycarbonate, nylon, polyethylene and polyetherimide. Inco also expanded its Incofiber line of nickel-coated carbon fibers available in continuous tow and chopped form.
Tel. (201) 848-1276 or fax (201) 848-1022.
Plaskolite Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, has introduced sign-grade acrylic sheet on reels for efficient handling and flexibility.
It will supply its Optix acrylic and Duraplex high-impact acrylic sheets on reels 250-500 feet long in widths of 39-100 inches. Sheet thickness available in this form ranges from 0.118 to 0.236 inch.
Tel. (614) 294-3281, fax (614) 297-7281 or e-mail [email protected]
Orpac Inc. developed boron nitride-based mold releases and surface protectants that can be brushed or sprayed.
The Oak Ridge, Tenn., company said its Surface Release-RC and Armor Release-HC are non-oily, non-contaminating water-based formulations.
It claimed its products last longer in the mold than conventional silicone releases. Armor Release also protects tools from abrasive materials.
Tel. (423) 482-4635 or fax (423) 482-1281.
Multibase Inc. has introduced nylon/polypropylene alloys as an extension of its engineered resin alloy line that includes polycarbonate/ABS blends.
The Copley, Ohio, company's Multi-Alloys PA/PP blends have higher tensile strength than poly-propylene and its water absorption is a fraction of that for nylon 6 and 66.
Tel. (330) 867-5124 or fax (330) 666-7419.