RTP's compound may replace PC/ABS blend
RTP Co. introduced a line of specialty polycarbonate/acrylic-alloy compounds, particularly for plastic housings that protect hand-held sensors, press-pad units and medical diagnostic devices.
The compounds resist impact, and may replace comparably priced PC/ABS blends that can fall short of impact resistance goals, according to the Winona, Minn., firm.
Compounds in the RTP 1800A series process at 75° F-100° F cooler than PC and also cooler than PC/ABS. RTP can tailor the line with additive flame retardants, wear additives, electromechanical-interference shielding, PermaStat permanent antistatic protection and colors. RTP can formulate the compounds for applications where a part comes in contact with food.
RTP began developing the material in November and officially took the line to market in early May.
Tel. (800) 433-4787 or (507) 454-6900, fax (507) 454-2041, e-mail [email protected]
Mould-tek controller can handle 2 pumps
Toronto-based Mould-tek Industries Inc. will show a new controller for bulk handling at Plastics Fair Chicago June 15-17.
The Conveypacer III Series S will operate two vacuum pumps simultaneously, to fill any combination of up to 32 stations. It sequences both single- and dual-material vacuum loaders for fill times and material ratio with layer control.
Mould-tek also will show a weigh-scale gravimetric blender, the Model 2202 GXB.
Tel. (416) 385-5400, fax (416) 285-5432.
Innovative pad printer can print four colors
Innovative Marking Systems is selling a pad printer, the Logica 125, made by Tosh srl of Italy.
The pad printer comes in both open and sealed cup configurations. It can print up to four colors.
Controls are placed on one touch-pad interface.
Innovative Marking Systems is based in Lowell, Mass.
Tel. (978) 459-6533, fax (978) 970-0479.
Superior Die offers unique mold spring
Superior Die Set Corp. will feature its new Return-Rite mold spring, specially engineered for mold bases and ejector systems, at Plastics Fair Chicago June 15-17.
Superior Die Set, of Oak Creek, Wis., said Return-Rite is better than the springs commonly used with mold bases. It offers positive return action, and it is uniquely coiled for specific force ratings, maintaining proper load retention.
Return-Rite also is more compact, so it takes up less area in the mold cavity.
Tel. (800) 558-6040, fax (800) 658-0855.