New York firm shows series of nylon resins
Ashley Polymers Inc.'s new series of nylon 6/10 resins are a cost-effective alternative to nylon 6/12 products, the New York firm claims. Ashley supplies them in natural, black or precolored versions with glass loadings of up to 50 percent.
Key properties are very high impact resistance at subzero temperatures, low moisture absorption and high weatherability.
Tel. (718) 851-8111, fax (718) 972-3256, e-mail [email protected]
Ticona touts benefits of new PET material
Ticona touts its new Impet 740 PET material as an economical replacement for polycyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate in automotive and electrical uses.
Impet 740, a 45 percent glass-and mineral-filled compound, provides temperature and chemical resistance and dimensional stability to connectors, switches and similar parts.
Summit, N.J.-based Ticona said it also reduces molding cycle time compared with glass-reinforced PCT.
Tel. (800) 235-2637 or (908) 598-4000, fax (908) 598-4165.
Unichem likens PVC to silicone rubber
Unichem Products said its Flexchem medical-grade PVC compound works as well as silicone rubber in many applications requiring resilience, consistent thickness and flatness.
The Ridgefield, N.J., firm supplies Flexchem in hardnesses from 35-65 Shore A and said it processes on conventional equipment. Unlike conventional PVC, Flexchem can be extruded into narrow tapes. It is sterilizable and contains Food and Drug Administration-sanctioned ingredients for use in USP Class VI medical uses.
Tel. (800) 631-1577 or (201) 941-2900, fax (201) 941-2665, e-mail [email protected]
Eckart debuts large aluminum pigments
Eckart America LP introduced very large aluminum pigments in pellet or paste form, with particle sizes ranging from 60-330 microns.
The Painesville, Ohio, firm said the pigments reduce or eliminate flow and weld lines, and impart a metallic appearance. Their high-heat resistance suits them to engineering resins such as nylon. Eckart recently acquired an aluminum pigment plant in Louisville, Ky., from Reynolds Metal Co.
Eckart also debuted Mastercolor colored aluminum pigments. They have a durable pigment deposited directly on the aluminum flake to allow new aesthetic effects, particularly in combination with other colorants in polystyrene or polyolefins.
Tel. (800) 556-1111 or (440) 354-0400, fax (440) 354-6224.
Devcon introduces composites adhesive
Devcon Plexus introduced a two-component adhesive for composites at the National Design Engineering Show and Conference, March 16-19 in Chicago.
The methacrylate adhesives come in a fast-set version that fixes in four to five minutes, or a medium-set version with a fixture time of 15-20 minutes.
The Danvers, Mass., supplier designed the adhesives for structural bonding of thermoplastic or thermoset composites, gel coat, metals and composite assemblies. It can bond a variety of substrates, including acrylic, ABS, polycarbonate, vinyl, aluminum and concrete. Devcon is a unit of Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Tel. (978) 777-1100, fax (978) 774-0516.
Zag introduces line of plastic shelving
Zag Industries Ltd. of Rosh Ha'Ayin, Israel, introduced its first shelving line and a new bag-loading indoor trash can at the International Housewares Show, held Jan. 11-14 in Chicago.
The Zag 1700 plastic shelving is available in 13- or 17-inch vented and solid versions in two colors, and features optional accessories such as drawers. The company's Wonder Bin is available in a variety of colors and has a patented reloading feature for garbage bags that automatically loads them into the can when used bags are pulled out.
Tel. +972 (3) 902-0200, fax +972 (3) 902-0222.
E.S. Robbins offers nondrip baby nurser
The consumer products division of E.S. Robbins Corp. in Muscle Shoals, Ala., unveiled the Two in One No Drippy Grippy Nurser from its Baby Robbins juvenile product line at the International Housewares Show in Chicago.
The lightweight, dishwasher-safe nurser comes with a universal nipple and ring.
Tel. (205) 383-2235, fax (205) 383-0739.
Minn. firm presents portable towel clip
Minneapolis-based McNaughton Inc. displayed its new portable towel clip and indoor window vases at the International Housewares Show in Chicago.
The small clip hangs over a door and has a front V-slot to hold a towel. Side slots hold the handles of plastic grocery bags.
The vases attach to windows or mirrors with suction cups and are available in five shapes and sizes.
Tel. (612) 381-0020, fax (612) 381-0021.
Basic Line exhibits new line of PP blocks
Basic Line Inc. in Perth Amboy, N.J., presented a new line of its Yaffa Block collection at the International Housewares Show in Chicago. Available in 10 styles and a variety of colors, the polypropylene storage blocks interlock with each other and can be used upright, on their sides and on their backs.
Tel. (732) 826-2000, fax (732) 826-2400.