New Cybertech alloys combine nylon, PVC
Cybertech Polymers has developed new nylon/PVC alloys that combine the respective toughness and softness of the two materials.
Cylon's initial uses include replacement of nylon jacketing for heavy-duty wire, and in jacketing for appliance wire and steel cable, according to the Piscataway, N.J., firm, a division of Colorite Polymers.
Cybertech noted Cylon extends its line of other new PVC materials, including Cybercoil, designed to replace Hytrel in coil cord, and Ultralite, a low-specific-gravity PVC that competes with ethylene vinyl acetate resins in footwear.
Tel. (908) 560-0022 or (908) 560-0022; fax (908) 560-9302; e-mail: [email protected]
Polycarbonate OK'd for use in implants
Production Methods Corp. said polycarbonate it imports has been approved for medical and implant applications as a USP Class VI plastic.
The PC already received Food and Drug Administration, fire retardant and other North American approvals.
The Austinburg, Ohio, firm distributes Durolon PC made by Polycarbonatos do Brasil SA of SÃo Paolo, Brazil. Polycarbonatos uses Idemitsu technology to make injection molding, blow molding and extrusion PC resins at its ISO 9002-registered plant in Bahia, Brazil.
Contact PMC at tel. (440) 275-5951; fax (440) 275-1210.
Glowing pigments made for safety uses
American Permalight Inc.'s high-intensity products can remain luminescent for 10 hours after exposure to light, according to the Torrance, Calif., company.
Permalight pigments are based on nontoxic and nonradioactive zinc or strontium chemicals. The firm markets them especially for safety applications, in which their high visibility has won users architectural and safety awards.
American Permalight supplies the materials compounded in a range of thermoplastics tailored to customer specifications.
Tel. (310) 891-0924; fax (310) 891-0996.
BMC gives stability in under-hood uses
Fiberite Inc. targets automotive under-the-hood uses for its new vinyl ester bulk molding compound.
VE-315 outperforms thermoplastics and metals in critical uses such as engine and valve covers, claims the Winona, Minn., firm. It provides dimensional stability, quiet operation and resistance to heat, chemicals and corrosion. The material cures quickly at low temperatures, at cycle times equal to or shorter than those for thermoplastics in large parts.
Tel. (507) 452-8044; fax (507) 452-8195; e-mail: [email protected] minet.net.