Transport products boast odor control
Omniflex LLC has developed antibacterial, odor-control versions of its Transport waterproof, breathable films and its Vacuflex barrier films.
The Greenfield, Mass., firm says the new films combine several properties in a single lamination that also helps control mold and mildew in applications such as footwear, apparel, medical textiles and upholstery.
The Transport products are made of polyurethane, copolyester or ether-amide polymers laminated to fabrics. Vacuflex films are made of moldable polyurethane and are used in automotive trim and medical devices. The odor-control feature is based on technology from Omniflex's partner Etcetera LLC of Northampton, Mass. It relies on silver or copper chemistry, or both, or nonmetallic additives.
Tel. 413-772-3773, fax 413-772-1005, e-mail [email protected]
Wayne 5-layer line for blown/cast film
Wayne Machine & Die Co., has sold a combination five-layer Yellow Jacket laboratory blown and cast film line to the Advanced and Applied Polymer Processing Institute, a processing and research center in Danville, Va.
The line is based on new die technology that can produce both five-layer blown and cast film. The Totowa, N.J., firm said the machine is ideal for fast development of multilayer structures for testing, using small amounts of raw material. It can turn out up to 12-inch lay-flat blown film and 8-inch-wide cast film.
The machine uses a blown film stack die and a feed block and cast film die, both with five layers.
The line consists of three Yellow Jacket extruders with a screw diameter of 1 inch and a length-to-diameter ratio of 24-1.
Wayne Machine supplied the entire line, including takeoffs for the blown and cast film and a torque-controlled winder.
Tel. 973-256-7374, fax 973-256-1778, e-mail [email protected]
Nylon Corp. offering transparent resins
Nylon Corp. of America has debuted transparent nylon resins under the Nycotrans trade name.
Nycoa says the new materials, based on nylon 6 chemistry, are designed for applications such as those exposed to solvents and oils, where traditional clear resins like polycarbonate and polystyrene cannot be used.
Nycotrans nylons can be molded and extruded, have high barrier properties and chemical resistance, and are available in ultraviolet-stabilized grades. They also provide high-impact strength. The Manchester, N.H., firm's suggested applications include filter housings, sun and safety glasses, and medical products.
Tel. 803-233-7187, fax 803-233-7188, e-mail [email protected]
Chemtura improves Firemaster materials
Chemtura Corp. has improved versions of its Firemaster flame retardants for flexible polyurethane foams.
Firemaster 600 and 602 are about 10 percent more efficient than the 550 and 552 versions, according to the Middlebury, Conn., firm. They show high scorch resistance, produce minimal effect on processing, properties and cigarette smolder values, and have a good environmental profile.
Chemtura says it specifically recommends Firemaster 602 for mechanically cooled foams.
Tel. 765-497-6224, fax 765-497-6138, e-mail [email protected]
Ferro's stearates aid in surface quality
Ferro Corp.'s new calcium stearates are designed for improved surface quality and processing in rigid PVC profiles and polyolefin extrusions as well as in consumer films.
Calcium Stearate 500 powder and 600 granules act as acid scavengers and lubricants while providing higher surface quality in products highly sensitive to surface defects. For polyolefin fiber extrusion, they also boost throughput by reducing the need for clean-outs. The new products are an advance over traditional calcium stearate but are lower in cost than precipitated calcium stearate, according to Ferro's Organic Specialties Group in Independence, Ohio.
Tel. 216-641-8580, fax 216-750-1416.
Converters, boosters sold on new Web site
Newly established www.tributek.biz was formed in June as a source of ultrasonic converters, boosters and other parts and supplies.
Tom Kirkland established the business on the basis of his extensive experience in managing applications, marketing and training involving ultrasonic welding equipment. The sole proprietorship is warehousing gear from a few manufacturers.
The www.tributek.biz site is the hard goods division of www.tributek.com, an Elburn, Ill.-based provider of downloadable goods such as sheet music, books and window wallpaper.
Tel. 877-768-3892, e-mail [email protected]
Berstorff sends line to Basell's China site
Extruder maker Berstorff GmbH of Hanover, Germany, has sold a second compounding line to Basell Polyolefins Co. NV for its polypropylene compounding site in Suzhou, China, as Basell doubles the size of the plant.
Berstorff sent its modular line that puts extruder, upstream and downstream equipment together, and shipped them as a single package. The firm's U.S. arm is in Florence, Ky.
Tel. 859 283-0200, fax 859 283-1860, e-mail [email protected]
Ingenia masterbatch features anti-block
Ingenia Polymers of Houston, Texas, is releasing a new, high-clarity anti-block masterbatch.
The firm says IP 1091 is aimed at polyethylene films. The anti-block binds within the polymer matrix to provide permanent anti-blocking properties. While reducing blocking, the masterbatch maintains low film haze and high clarity compared with conventional anti-blocks, Ingenia claims.
Tests showed Ingenia 1091, containing 25 percent of a proprietary anti-block, gave higher clarity film than a masterbatch made with diatomaceous earth, a widely used anti-block in blown film.
Tel. 800-991-9000, e-mail [email protected]
Plastics Sales touts rubber-plastic blend
Plastic Sales Group LLC is offering a new thermoplastic compound made of recycled and recyclable plastic and rubber.
The Grand Ledge, Mich., firm claims it bonds the plastic and rubber components mechanically without the use of additives. Plastic Sales then mixes the blend with polypropylene and polyethylene to create 12 different blends. Xylox materials are suited to extrusion and injection molding where they are more cost effective than virgin resins, claims Plastic Sales.
Tel. 517-324-6000 or 877-435-5353, fax 517-622-8884, e-mail [email protected]