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New Food Grade Plastic
TECAFORM® AH UD Blue is a revolutionary new food grade plastic that is an ultra-detectable acetal copolymer designed specifically for food contact applications in the food industry. Food safety is extremely important in the food industry, as companies try to assure their products only come in contact with FDA compliant materials in the food zone.

High speed food production lines detect particulate matter in the food product one of three ways; using optical scanners that have the ability to readily detect blue materials, metal detection equipment, or X-ray equipment. All three methods are designed to help keep food safe from unwanted particulates. TECAFORM AH UD blue is the first multi-detectable plastic that will show up regardless of the scanning method being used.

Engineering manufactures plastic stock shapes, profiles and finished parts by extrusion, casting, injection and compression molding. They offer reinforced and unreinforced base materials from acetals and nylons to high performance materials. They are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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

Thin Gauge Sheet
Ensinger Penn Fibre is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a leading manufacturer of thin gauge, high performance and engineering thermoplastics including sheets, coils, strips, punched and CNC parts. Various dimensions of sheets and coils are in stock from .010” to .250” thick, plus extensive options for custom size sheets, coils, strips and parts. In addition to their high performance and engineering plastics portfolio they offer a range of polyolefins (from .010” to .125” thick) in their Tecafine® product line including high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and polypropylene (PP) in natural, black and various colors. Their Pennite® LGF PP is a 20 or 30% long glass fiber reinforced PP that adds to the material melt strength and makes it very suitable for thermoforming applications.

Ensinger Penn Fibre has extensive experience manufacturing thin gauge polyolefins and converting their inhouse production of sheets and coils into various sizes of strips, punched parts, washers and CNC parts for a wide range of market needs.

For more information, contact Mark Kreisher, Ensinger Penn Fibre Inc., 2434 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA 19020, 215-702-9551/800-662-7366, Fax: 215-702-9552, E-mail:, Web:

Efficiency & Performance
King Hy-Pact® is a high-performance polymer sheet for the food processing and packaging industry. It is the product of a proprietary process called K-Stran™, the most advanced manufacturing process of quality sheets with tight tolerances and custom widths up to 60”. King Hy-Pact has a clean white color with a smooth, non-skived finish on both sides of sheet for better material flow. It is also available in black. Tests have shown after 2,000 hours of UV exposure, King Hy-Pact® outperforms both UV stabilized HDPE and UHMW with superior toughness in wear resistance, flexibility and high-impact strength. King Hy-Pact is the smart choice for many high abuse applications requiring superior properties, outstanding flatness and a smooth surface while providing significant cost savings compared to UHMW. Applications include: gears, machine parts, sprockets, star wheels, wear strips, and more. King Hy-Pact polymer sheet is NSF listed to meet requirements of commercial food processing operations for direct and indirect food contact.

King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes - including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are made in the USA and sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. King continues to raise the bar with new products, new production techniques and new standards of excellence.

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, Email:, Web:

Food Grade UHMW
Nylatech, a leading manufacturer of cast nylon products for a variety of industries for 25 years, has developed a safer, longer lasting alternative for the food processing industry.

Nylatech now offers 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.

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 30 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 also 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 34 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 six LDPE channel profiles.

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

Plastic Bending Bars
Laramy Products offers an inexpensive, precision tool that heats thermoplastic sheet for forming bends. It handles materials up to 1/2” thick. The combination of a variable temperature controller plus two heating surfaces results in adaptability to a wide range of materials, sizes and thicknesses.

The exclusive Laramy replaceable heating element allows inexpensive repairs without the need to purchase the entire bar. The units are available in two sizes to heat 4-foot and 8-foot sheet. The entire unit consists of two heating bars, two base supports and a stepless heat controller.

The Laramy Sword is an optional attachment to the bending bars allowing a sharp, nonradius bend to be made on polypropylene and polyethylene. The result is a sharp attractive bend with a reinforced inner joint.

For more information, contact Sherry Stahler, Laramy Products Co., P.O. Box 1168, Lyndonville, VT 05851, 802- 626-9328, Fax: 802-626-5529, E-mail:, Web:

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