Polymer Technologies Inc. of Newark, N.J., has published a new resource on its website to help original equipment manufacturers choose the right materials when designing products.
“Why You Should Keep Custom Engineered Foam in Mind When You Design” discusses how manufacturers often have to go back to the drawing board and fix product designs when they discover that the end-product lacks sufficient control of noise, vibration or temperature control.
The guide explains how many energy management problems can be solved by using three-dimensional, custom molded foam, rather than flat foam, and that it's best to look at foam options early in the design process.
Tel. 800-850-9001; www.polytechinc.com.