Accurate Plastics, Inc.
since 1980 has provided
NEMA LI-1 and MIL-I-
24768 certified Acculam®
thermoset composites in
sheet, tube, rod and other
Thermoset plastics are
unique composites of
cross-linking resins with
reinforcing materials that
are permanently cured by
heat and pressure. Once cured, they become very rigid,
durable and maintain physical properties in hot conditions
better than thermoplastics. This plastic, pioneered
in the early 20th century was known as Bakelite and found
many uses in the electronics industry of the mid-20th century
and spawned development of additional grades during
the industrial revolution. Typically referred to as
Grades G10, G11, G9, G5, G7, G3, FR4, FR5, CE, LE, XX,
today they continue to expand relevance in electronics,
aerospace, gaskets, heavy equipment, medical, magnetics,
energy and other applications.
A new grade, MATRIX HT, provides excellent maintenance
of properties at temperatures up to 500°F and over.
These composites may be combined with other components
such as metals, etc. to develop special properties
that allow flexibility in design of devices. Where high
mechanical strength and resistance to heat or electricity
are necessary, thermoset composites allow designers a
flexible, durable, lightweight option for replacing thermoplastics,
metals and other high weight components.
For more information, contact Sales, Accurate Plastics,
Inc., 914-476-0700, Fax: 914-476-0533, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.acculam.com.
Polymics Ltd. continues
both thermoset and
2007, Polymics and
have been providing
productsto key industries and they now offers comprehensive
composite processes including filament wound
tubes and lining products, high strength pultruded rods,
and a unique “Pulwinding” processes that combines the
benefit of Pultrusion in tensile strength and filament winding
in hoop strength for structural profile applications.
These processes were designed to meet cost reduction
and performance enhancements in oil/gas, semiconductor/
electronics as well as other industries. Typical resin
systems adopted currently are standard and high temperature
epoxy as well as most unsaturated polyester systems.
In addition, Polymics has initiated a thermoplastic composite
program as an extension of its comprehensive high
heat polymer programs. Initial products include a
Pyramid CC product line with PEEK, PAEK and PPS as the
basic resin matrix. Currently, compression molded products
and limited long fiber composite systems are offered
for medical, aerospace and analytic instrumentation
meeting increased strength requirements while still delivering
weight savings and critical chemical resistance.
Polymics “Concept to Solution” mission addresses each
customer’s individual application requirements when providing
a cost-effective solution that meets all critical performance
criteria. This is accomplished through experience
and expertise that encompasses: material development,
polymer formulation including recently patented
high temperature Polyketones, custom compounding,
part design, polymer conversion, prototype fabrication,
assembly and complete testing in their ISO-9001 certified
Polymics also offers an extensive inventory of thermoplastics
such as PEEK tube where they utilize several
processes including hot compression molding, injection
molding, extrusion and centrifugal molding to supply the
industries most extensive size capabilities.
For more information, contact Peter Foss, Polymics,
Inc., 2215 High Tech Road, State College, PA 16803,
814-357-5860, Fax: 814-357-5863, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.polymics.com.
Thermoset Shapes &
The Atlas Fibre
Company is a
supplier of thermoset/
sheet, rod and
tube. They supply
G-11, FR4, G-9,
G-7, G-5, G-3,
and paper, linen and canvas phenolic. All Atlas Fibre
materials meet/exceed NEMA and Mil-Spec standards.
They can cut to tight tolerances, precision sand materials
up to 2.00” thick and fabricate all of these materials.
In addition, for those machine shops that don’t like to
machine thermosets/laminates, Atlas Fibre has more than
30 CNC machines on their shop floor including Swiss turning,
five-axis routing, five-axis milling and multiple routers
for high volume production runs.
For more information, contact Mark Mush, Atlas Fibre
Company, 3411 Woodhead Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062,
800-323-1408, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.atlasfibre.com or www.atlasfibremachining.com.
High Strength Tubing
Norplex-Micarta offers RT130X, high
strength tubing composed of glass
fabric with an epoxy resin system.
The material is
designed for high electrical
strength as well as
Because of the extra
fine weave glass substrate
used; RT130X has
excellent machining characteristics,
allowing for cleaner machining (less exposed
fiber). Typical uses for RT130X include timing wheels, light
duty gears, laser housing and many other applications
that require parts to be fabricated from a flame retardant
RT130X can be manufactured in standard lengths of
18" and 36" with inside diameters ranging from 0.094" -
48", outside diameters ranging from 0.156" – 49.50"
and wall thickness ranging from 0.031" - 0.750". RT130X
complies with NEMA FR-4 and is flame resistant to a
UL94 V-O rating.
For more information, contact Norplex-Micarta, 665
Lybrand Street, Postville, IA 52162, 563-864-7328, Fax:
563-864-4231, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:
Haysite offers a range of products to meet all your electrical
insulation needs. Whether it is GPO -1, 2, or 3,
Haysite’s Fiber glass Reinforced Plastic Sheets provide
theircustomers with options when faced with critical material
Typical applications include: general purpose electrical
insulation, transformer spacers and supports, transportation
components, high voltage appliance insulators, bus
bar supports and barriers in switchgear. Their H900
series is recognized as a top performer in the electrical
Haysite offers a variety of grades to meet required specifications
in high temperature applications. Their products
retain their desired electrical properties without adverse
affects to product
strength and stability
and core insulation
wedges, washers, brush
plates and terminal boards.
Their HST-II is a benchmark for high temperature FRP
materials. Their product offering includes standard and
custom materials, which exhibit substantial resistance to
cold flow or creep under heat and pressure. In addition,
they have over 25 different grades in a wide range of
sheet sizes and thicknesses, for corrosion resistant, flexible,
and magnetic applications.
For more information, contact Thomas Gardner, Haysite Reinforced Plastics, 5599 New Perry Highway, Erie PA
16509, 814-868-3691, E-mail: email@example.com,