Spartech customers get sheet options
Spartech Corp. expanded its line of thermoplastic sheet and roll stock.
The Clayton, Mo., firm debuted Formalloy HF, a high-gloss polypropylene alloy; Formalloy LG, a low-gloss coextruded polyolefin alloy; and Formalloy TPR, a blend of pliable thermoplastic rubber and polyethylene.
Also new is a coextruded, marbleized high density PE sheet called Marballoy; and Packalloy MLB, a multilayer, thin-gauge, barrier material for packaging.
Tel. (888) 721-4242 or (314) 721-4242, fax (314) 721-1447.
K'98 sets stage for new Rogers products
Rogers Corp. plans to show new molding materials at K'98, to be held Oct. 22-29 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Rogers' new high-strain MPC moldable phenolic composite is glass-reinforced for high-heat and stress applications, such as powertrain components.
The Rogers, Conn., firm also will introduce Solid Poron calendered silicone materials for high-temperature gaskets and seals, and new thin grades of Poron 4701-30 foams cast on PET films for easy handling in producing gaskets for small electronic devices.
Tel. (860) 774-9605, fax (860) 779-5509, e-mail [email protected]
Ultrafine ZytoCal has high impact strength
ECC International expanded its ZytoCal line of calcium carbonate for polyolefin molding.
ZytoCal SI is an ultrafine engineered carbonate in self-dispersing pellet form. The Roswell, Ga., company said it provides higher impact strength than standard ZytoCal.
Tel. (770) 594-0660, fax (770) 645-3384, e-mail roland.c.mcgood [email protected]
B&W blow molder offers more features
A new, continuous extrusion blow molding machine from Johnson Controls Inc. is designed for making close-tolerance bottles, such as pharmaceutical and cosmetic packages.
The B&W 8000DE is made at JCI's plant in Berlin. Milacron Inc. is buying JCI's blow molding machinery business.
The machine can use molds as wide as 34 inches and as long as 16.8 inches, with as many as 20 cavities with a 3.2-inch center distance.
The tie-barless machine is available in both single- or dual-sided versions.
Tel. (734) 428-8371, fax (734) 428-1165.
Engel vertical press comes tie-barless too
Engel North America is extending its tie-barless technology to vertical injection molding machines.
The company in Guelph, Ontario, is selling the hydraulic-clamp machines in clamping forces of 60 and 90 tons. The 60-ton press comes with a standard 38.4-inch-diameter rotary table. A 46.5-inch rotary table is standard on the 90-ton press, or on an optional, wide-platen 60-tonner. Both tables have two stations; three- or four-station tables are optional.
Removing the tie bars gives unrestricted access to the molding area. A large opening stroke holds molds with greater stack height.
Tel. (519) 836-0220, fax (519) 836-3714.