RTP adds 3 grades to elastomer line
RTP Co. has expanded its elastomers line for overmolding applications.
Three new materials offer the performance of thermoset rubber and the processability of thermoplastics. They have Shore hardness ranging from 30A to 75D and can be tailored for higher strength, flame retardancy, conductivity and special effects. The Winona, Minn., company said they can be injection or blow molded or extruded for grips, handles hoses and other overmolded uses on rigid thermoplastics.
RTP 2700 is a styrene-butadiene-styrene polymer, 2700 S is a styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene system and the 2800 B series are thermoplastic vulcanizates.
Tel. (507) 454-6900, fax (507) 454-8040.
HiTech Polymers Inc. develops polyesters
HiTech Polymers Inc. developed high-performance polyester resins for molding and extrusion.
The Hebron, Ky., company said its HiPet polyesters are available in reinforced and unreinforced grades and can be tailored for a range of high-temperature uses. A standard grade of HiPet 1000 has tensile yield of 5,800 pounds per square inch, ultimate elongation of 450 percent, flexural modulus of 270,000 psi and heat distortion temperature at 264 psi of 178° C, HiTech claimed.
Tel. (859) 334-4500, fax (859) 334-4501, e-mail [email protected] hitechpolymers.com.
Cast Nylons unveils Nycast RX and GX
Cast Nylons Ltd. has introduced two solid-lubricant filled nylon 6 compounds.
Nycast RX, a red grade, and Nycast GX, in gray, are aimed at wear pads, bearings, bushings and other applications in construction, materials-handling and chemical processing industries. The Willoughby, Ohio, firm's new cast nylons complement its line of stock shapes and custom cast parts.
Tel. (440) 269-2300, fax (440) 269-2323, e-mail [email protected]
Octene copolymers meet FDA standards
New octene copolymers from Nova Chemicals Corp. provide premium strength properties and meet Food and Drug Administration requirements for food contact.
Sclair Astute FP120 polyethylene resins also have high melt stability for improved blown film processing, according to the Pittsburgh firm. The materials are the first commercially available resins from Nova's new polyethylene facility in Joffre, Alberta.
Tel. (412) 490-4000, fax (412) 490-4155, e-mail [email protected]
OmniDex helps make abrasion-free effects
Speckle effects in thermoplastics are possible without abrasion associated with many mineral-based additives, according to OmniDex Products Corp.
The Crown Point, Ind., firm said it has seven colors to create granite, sandstone and similar effects. It makes the speckles from thin, colored, tough thermoset film ground into particles that can be blended with plastics. Countertops, furniture and other consumer products are potential applications.
Tel. (888) 765-9765, fax (219) 662-0272.
Mould-tek division introduces software
Mould-tek Industries Inc. said its M-tek division introduced a software system to control its GXB blenders from a personal computer.
Mould-tek said its T-Com2 system can monitor a number of blenders, providing real-time conditions for each.
Complete reporting allows the user to track inventory, formula precision, length of operation and other properties. The Scarborough, Ontario, company said T-Com2 works with a range of PC software, including standard Windows versions and Workstation with Service Pack 4.
(Tel.) (416) 285-5400, fax (416) 285-5432, e-mail [email protected]