Keller Plastics of Bow has introduced a line of extruded profiles with a metallic look using powder-coatable Noryl GTX resin.
The Noryl resin can withstand temperatures of 400° F, said Andrew Korzen, Noryl Americas product manager for GE Plastics. It is formulated to have the melt strength for extrusion while being conductive for electrostatic painting.
James Decknight, vice president of sales and marketing, said research and development and extrusion trials were run at Keller's technology center in Bow. Previously, he said, the material was used for injection molding. Decknight said a typical application might be in office furniture.
A top cap for a chair with metal parts could by extruded so that both could be painted the same color.
Keller Plastics is a custom profile extruder that offers design, development, prototyping, finishing and manufacturing. Its end markets include medical, aircraft, automotive, electrical, furniture and recreation. It is owned by Keller Products Inc. of Manchester, N.H.