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Polyolefin Spotlight

Chemical Resistance & High Purity

TECAFINE® PP (polypropylene) is an anti-stated, polypropylene, random copolymer polyolefin that provides excellent chemical resistance and high purity. FDA compliant with better mechanical properties than other typical polyolefin materials, it is light weight, weldable, and unaffected by moisture. Ensinger's unique processing technology provides unsurpassed quality in TECAFINE PP stock shapes. The materials excellent chemical resistance and high purity characteristics make it ideal for use in the food-processing and chemical-processing industries. Common applications include pump and valve components, tanks, laboratory equipment, and other parts in contact with corrosive environments.

For more information, contact Bruce Dickinson, Ensinger, Inc., 365 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, PA 15301, 800-243-3221/856-227-0500, Fax: 724-746-9209, E-mail:, Web:

Polymer Sheets

Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes including several products pioneered by the company. King Plastic Corporation pioneered the first marine-grade polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the dominant brand in the marine industry today. Its innovative products, combined with its customers’ imaginations, have lead to the creation of entirely new categories of polymer sheet products. King Plastic polymers are manufactured in the U.S.A. and sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine, architectural, healthcare, sign, food service, and industrial industries.

Product brands include: King StarBoard® Family of Products, King StarBoard® ST, King MediGrade®, King ColorBoard®, King ColorCore®, King CuttingBoard® Family of Products, King Hy-Pact® and many more. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida.

For more information, contact Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation, 1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., North Port, FL 34288, 941-493-5502, Fax: 941-497-3274, E-mail:, Web:

Superior Yield for the Print Industry

Many consumers like the softer feel of POLYGRAPH.ics die cut edges while enjoying the great looks achieved on a variety of surface finishes.

POLYGRAPH.ics E is known as the best lay flat, square cut, cleanest polyethylene material for the print industry.

POLYGRAPH.ics P is a polypropylene material routinely chosen for superior yield, recycling characteristics, and its reduction in energy consumption in production and transportation. POLYGRAPH.ics P Clear is a clear polypropylene, which adds a "clear" advantage in product yield, material composition, and recyclability for those looking to replace other clear materials.

Prime Polyolefins are available in FDA, printing, exterior construction and thermoforming grades. Noted for their toughness, durability and chemical resistance their polyolefins are found in a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications. Typical applications include leisure craft, playground equipment, portable toilets, tank liners, food & medical trays, and automotive dunnage. Polyolefins are also available with talc added where higher heat resistance and stiffness are required.

For more information, contact Tim Schultz, Primex Plastics Corporation, 1235 North F Street, Richmond, IN 47374, 800-222-5116/765-973-0108, E-mail:, Web: SPE Booth # 402/404

Food Grade UHMW

Nylatech, a leading manufacturer of cast nylon products for a variety of industries for over 20 years, has developed a safer, longer lasting alternative for the food processing industry. At Nylatech, they offer food grade materials that are high quality, longlasting, certified and tested for safety and qualification in the food processing industry. They supply nylon cast components for a wide variety of uses in food processing including: scrolls, wear plates, chain guides, bushings, sprockets, wear strips, conveyors and pulleys and sheaves. They now also offer blue UHMW products for easy detection of parts contaminating food on the production line. All of their materials are certified and tested for safety and qualification in the food industry and deliver many benefits over alternative materials including exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, they are self-lubricating, corrosion and chemical resistant, offer a low co-efficient of friction. high visibility and colors for increased safety and are lightweight. Talk to a representative today to learn more about what they can offer their partners in the food processing industry and how they can help you create a safer, more efficient manufacturing environment.

For more information, contact Calvin Petersen, Nylatech, Inc., P.O. Box 455, Everson, WA 98247, 800- 506-9566/360-966-2838, Fax: 360-966-2838, E-mail:, Web:

Polyolefin Extrusions

Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. has been extruding polyolefin materials such as LDPE, MDPE, HDPE, LLDPE, and PP for over 29 years.

Specializing in stock and custom thermoplastic extrusion in both tubing and profiles, PET offers extrusion of tubing sizes from 1/32" up to 8" in diameter, in all stock polyolefin materials. PET offers tool design capabilities, to extrude tubing in round, square or triangular shapes.

PET extrudes in homopolymer and copolymer poly - propylene materials, as well as some filled specialty grades of polypropylene.

PET offers custom capabilities in both tubing and profiles, and has developed many dies over the course of its 29 years in business. They have over 50 stock colors available, along with customer cut length and angle cut capabilities.

In addition to custom capabilities in tube extrusion PET offers a line of stock LDPE channel profiles.

For more information, contact Mike Patterson or Julie Hanan, Petro Extru sion Technologies, Inc., 205B Hallock Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/908-789-3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail:, Web:

Heat Shrinkable Roller Covers

Fluoron is a global leader in heat shrinkable roller covers and non-stick release coatings. They service a wide variety of industries such as paper manufacturing, printing, laminating, and food processing.

Fluoron’s custom made heat shrinkable roller covers made from FEP fluoropolymer are fabricated to your exact roller dimensions to provide a non-stick roller surface. Fluoron’s proprietary Fluoro-Stat 102 roller covers are made from conductive heat shrinkable PTFE for dry processing areas troubled by static buildup. Fluoron’s patented heat shrinkable ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene covers are made from the world’s strongest plastic.

Fluoron also offers a variety of release coatings including Fluoro-Coat 200 which has proven in laboratory tests to have over 40 times better release properties than fluoropolymers. Their mission statement is to be the roll surface and release experts while providing first in class customer service. They strive every day to be #1 in customer response time and product quality, while continuously innovating solutions to solve unique customer challenges. Please let them know how they can help solve your process and manufacturing buildup issues.

For more information, contact Frank Chapman or Jennifer Wallace, Fluoron Inc., 505 Blue Ball Road, Building #120, Elkton, MD 21921, 410-392-0220, Fax: 410-392-4357, E-mail: or, Web:

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