Dylark 500XT series for automotive use
Nova Chemicals Corp. has developed higher-performing styrene-maleic copolymers designed to meet the demands of automotive applications.
The Pittsburgh firm's Dylark 500XT series offers improved heat-distortion temperature, long-term heat aging and foam and paint adhesion, according to Nova. Enhanced stiffness and dimensional stability also make the materials suited to instrument panels, midconsoles, interior trim and similar components.
The key feature of the first two grades, Dylark 510XT and 520XT, is impact strength, Nova announced. With toughness as much as 60 percent greater than with traditional Dylark grades, the new materials allow thin-wall design for weight savings.
Tel. (800) 233-6461, fax (248) 353-6195, e-mail [email protected] chem .com.
Quality Foam adds permanent labeling
Quality Foam Packaging Inc. provides cost-effective permanence to its labeled products with Mold In Graphic Systems' help.
Quality Foam of Lake Elsinore, Calif., thermoforms polyolefin cases to protect instruments, electronic components, military equipment and other sensitive goods during shipping.
The company relies on Millennium Mold On Graphics which are permanently fused to the part using Millennium adhesive. Both are supplied by Mold In Graphic Systems of Clarkdale, Ariz.
Tel. (951) 245-4429, fax (951)245-8668, e-mail [email protected] tycase.com.
Chroma develops low-taste additive
Chroma Corp. has developed an additive that provides low taste and odor in compounds used to mold beverage containers.
The additive works well in liquid and pellet masterbatches, according to the McHenry, Ill., company. Chroma is now working on a line of standard custom colors using the high-performance LT&O additive package.
Tel. (877) 385-8777 or (815) 759-2142, fax (815) 385-1518, e-mail [email protected]
PerkinElmer, Malvern enter into sales deal
Two testing instrument companies have announced a collaborative sales agreement - PerkinElmer Inc., which makes thermal analysis equipment, and Malvern Instruments Ltd., a supplier of rheological testing instruments.
PerkinElmer and Malvern will offer North American customers a solution for rheology and thermal analysis needs. The firms do not compete directly against each other, but they do have similar customers, said Joe Greenwood, PerkinElmer's sales engineer of molecular spectroscopy.
PerkinElmer is based in Shelton, Conn. Malvern Instruments is in Malvern, England. Malvern's U.S. operation, Malvern Instruments Inc. is in Southborogh, Mass.
Tel. (800) 762-4000 or (203) 925-4602, fax (203) 944-4904, e-mail [email protected]
Antimicrobials firm unveils 3 products
Antimicrobial maker Arch Chemicals Inc. renewed its focus on the plastics market by introducing three products for plastics applications.
The Norwalk, Conn.-based company said it received Environmental Protection Agency approval for the products.
Vanquish 100, Vanquish DOP and Vanquish SL-10 antimicrobials are used to help prevent various fungal, bacterial and algal spoilages on many types of plastic and are arsenic-free. All three products come as pumpable liquids.
Arch Chemicals is a global specialty chemicals company with sales of more than $1 billion.
Tel. (800) 344-9168, fax (203) 271-4060, e-mail [email protected] cides.com.
Innov-X announces hand-held analyzers
Innov-X Systems Inc. of Woburn, Mass., introduced two hand-held analyzers.
The Alpha Series provides on-the-spot analysis of elements such as phosphorous and uranium. The company's design uses an X-ray tube in a compact, portable unit. A rear-facing display makes the new analyzers easy to read from any angle. Other features include a removable handle, so the Alpha can fit into tight spaces.
Innov-X also announced the Inspector Series of hand-held lead analyzers, which it claims are the world's first to be isotope-free. The Inspector analyses lead paint and other heavy metals on surfaces, wipes, in air, liquids and soil.
Tel. (781) 938-5005, fax (781) 938-0128, e-mail [email protected] .com.
Teknor offers range of vinyl compounds
Teknor Apex has introduced a broad range of nonlead stabilized vinyl compounds aimed at helping manufacturers meet upcoming stringent European regulations.
The products include Apex flexible vinyls and Flexalloy vinyl thermoplastic elastomers with a wide choice of temperature ratings and hardnesses. Formulations are available for clarity, sunlight and oil resistance, and other properties specific to certain uses.
The Pawtucket, R.I., firm said the new materials closely duplicate properties and price of conventional lead-stabilized vinyls. Europe will restrict use of lead beginning July 1, 2006. Teknor Apex said its new nonlead compounds will help firms in North America and other areas of the world compete in Europe when the regulations take effect.
Tel. (800) 554-9892 or (401) 725-8000, fax (401) 729-0166, e-mail [email protected]
Watlow controller employs Ethernet
St. Louis-based Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co.'s series PD controllers feature embedded Ethernet technology, providing remote temperature and process control.
Applications include extrusion systems, injection barrel temperature control, mold temperature controllers and dryers.
The Ethernet feature makes it more convenient and economical to control any temperature or process control application where an operator control panel is supported from a remote location.
The PD's embedded firmware serves dedicated Web pages supporting key functions, including operation, alarm monitoring and configuration.
Functions are displayed using Windows software.
The controller also can deliver remote alarm notifications via e-mail.
Tel. (314) 878-4600, fax (314) 878-6814, e-mail [email protected]
Battelle improves on materials bonding
Battelle Memorial Institute has developed a way to join materials that it says makes a stronger bond, conserves energy and minimizes material costs.
The process uses a low level of ultrasonic energy to bond inserts or intersections of two or more polymers.
Battelle researchers believe the process will be of most benefit to the automotive industry.
The Columbus, Ohio-based organization develops and commericalizes technology. It oversees 19,000 staff members and conducts $2.9 billion annually in research and development.
Tel. (614) 424-5544, fax (614) 424-3889.