PVC heat stabilizers not metal-based
Morton International Inc.'s new PVC heat stabilizers are based on organic chemistry rather than metals.
The Chicago firm claims its Advaflex LM-300 performs as well as or better than mixed-metal stabilizers and it offers environmental advantages. Advaflex can be used alone or in combination with reduced levels of mixed-metal stabilizers. Morton debuted Advaflex LM-200 to flexible vinyl markets.
Advaflex initially is targeted at applications such as calendering, extrusion and plastisols. A spokesman with Morton's Plastics Additives group in Cincinnati said Advaflex is based on a new molecule and his firm has applied for patents worldwide.
Tel. (513) 733-2100, fax (513) 733-2133, e-mail [email protected] ton.com.
Eagle expanding on Betty Crocker lineup
Eagle Affiliates Inc. has introduced several products, including Betty Crocker TakeAlongs—stackable, microwavable food containers featuring a convenient carrying strap.
Two 6-cup containers, each measuring 7 inches by 3 inches, feature hunter-green lids and frosted bases. TakeAlongs are part of the Betty Crocker product line, made at Eagle's Harrison, N.J., headquarters plant.
Also new from Eagle is the Betty Crocker Sandwich and Things food saver featuring two compartmentalized sections. The 5-by-7-inch container is microwavable.
Eagle also has added a yarn organizer to its product lineup. The hexagon-shaped unit can store as many as six, 8-ounce skeins of yarn in one compartment. A center section offers storage for needles, patterns or other small items.
Tel. (973) 482-1222, fax (973) 481-6772.
AlliedSignal unveils UltraTough nylon 6
AlliedSignal Inc. says its new nylon 6 is the only such nylon that maintains impact strength and ductility to minus 40° F.
UltraTough BU501 combines impact strength with weld-line strength, chemical resistance and surface aesthetics, according to the Morristown, N.J., company.
The material provides tensile modulus of 289,000 pounds per square inch and flexural modulus of 245,000 psi. Its notched Izod impact value of 21 foot-pounds per inch at room temperature only drops to 20 foot-pounds at minus 40° F.
Tel. (973) 455-5010, fax (973) 455-3507, e-mail [email protected] signal.com.
Slide takes residue out of mold cleaning
Slide Products Inc. says its new mold cleaner leaves no residue and cleans without wiping.
Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser III contains no methylene chloride; 1,1,1 trichloroethane; or chlorofluorocarbons, the Wheeling, Ill., company claims.
The cleaner is suited to cold molds, evaporates quickly and is nonflammable.
Tel (847) 541-7220, fax (847) 541-7986.
Toshiba 30-tonner molds intricate parts
Toshiba Machine Co. America of Elk Grove Village, Ill., has introduced a 30-ton injection molding press, called the ISFA30.
The 30-ton press is designed for molding small, intricate parts.
Its platen dimensions are 15 inches by 15 inches. Tie-bar spacing is 10.2 inches by 10.2 inches. Buyers have a choice of four injection units, ranging in shot capacity from one-half ounce to 2.3 ounces.
Toshiba's Injectvisor V10 controller runs the machine.
Tel. (847) 593-1616, fax (847) 593-0897.