High Performance Plastice
All-Weather Wood Grain Sheet
King Plastic Corporation is a
leading manufacturer of
polymer sheets, slabs, and
massive shapes in North America,
with over 20 high-performance
product brands for
King StarBoard™ WG has a
wood grain finish on both
sides of the sheet. Available in
5 colors - Mocha Brown, Nutmeg,
Indigo, Charcoal Gray,
and Slate Gray. Sheet size 48" x
96" and gauges 1/2" and 3/4".
It is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest
outdoor conditions. King StarBoard WG will not rust,
delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity, or
water. It is ideal for various applications, from replacing
wood to building furniture. The wood grain polymer
sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like
wood, and is easy to fabricate with standard woodworking
tools and techniques.
"Our American craftsmanship and breakthrough innovation
make us different," said Michael Fabbri, National
Sales Manager of King Plastic. "King Plastic pioneered
King StarBoard®, the original marine-grade polymer
sheet. Now, we deliver the highest performance and
durability in our new wood grain plastic sheet with elegance
and casual sophistication for outdoor living. In addition,
our product mix continues to offer new solutions
to our customers worldwide."
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.kingplastic.com.
Food Grade Acetal
With a recent shift
in food production
away from bulk
for restaurant supply
to consumer packaging
necessary for increased
that resulted from the global pandemic, food producers
have had to retool to accommodate the shift in demand.
This combined with the continuing need to
maintain high levels of food safety, has created a spike
in demand for many of the plastics used in food processing,
production and packaging equipment.
FDA compliant TECAFORM® AH UD blue is a revolutionary
food grade acetal plastic that processors have
discovered makes them more efficient because of the
unique set of detection characteristics inherent to this
material. T ECAFORM AH UD blue contains special additives
that make it visible to metal, x-ray and vision detection
systems commonly used in food manufacturing.
This increases the material’s versatility and usefulness
to the food producer because in the event the material
inadvertently finds its way into the food product, it will
remain visible to scanning equipment regardless of the
scanning method being used, and thus improves production
efficiency while maintaining food safety. The material
is also lighter than stainless steel which increases line
speed and energy efficiency.
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:
email@example.com, Web: www.ensingerplastics.com.
Tubing & Profiles
Petro Extrusion Technologies,
profiles in various high-performance
such as acrylic, nylon,
PC, TPU, RPVC, ABS, as
well as PE’s and PP’s.
One of their specialties
at Petro Extrusion Tech., is extruded nylon tubing and
For extruded tubing, they can extrude as small as .090”
dia, up to 3.0” OD and even 4.0” OD sizes. Petro Extrusion
Tech., extrudes in Nylon 6 and 12, in a variety of grades,
and can also produce in custom or standard colors.
Petro offers several stock line products, including the
Nyla-Glide GR mds-filled nylon 6 profile line, stock acrylic
profiles, PC, PVDF, PP & PVC/PUR stock tubing lines.
For more information, contact Petro Sales, Petro Extrusion
Technologies, Inc., 205B Hallock Ave., Middlesex,
NJ 08846, 800-229-3338, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.petroextrusions.com.
Films & Tapes
CS Hyde Company
is a supplier
films and film
tapes. They stock a
variety of different
films including PTFE, Mylar®, Kapton®, PEEK, nylon,
TPX®, and more for all types of industry specific applications.
There plastic films selection covers performance
characteristics ranging from abrasion resistance, chemical
resistance, and high heat resistance. They also supply
a variety of different film thicknesses, and many of
the films are sold by the linear foot which is great for
As a converter, they utilize on site converting capabilities
to convert plastic film products into custom roll
widths, lengths, or sheet dimensions specific to your
application. They are also a 3M® converter which allows
them to produce specialty film tapes backed with
pressure sensitive adhesive options that bond to oily
metals or low surface energy substrates, withstand
harsh environments, or integrate properties like thermal
CS Hyde works with small to large manufacturers of
all types of industries. They pride themselves on being a
problem solver to simple to intricate applications, utilizing
converting capabilities to make materials fit, and adhesive
solutions to make them stick.
For more information, contact CS Hyde Company,
39655 N IL Route 83, Lake Villa, IL 60046, 800-461-4161
E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.cshyde.com.
that are sold for
their use in very
a combination of extraordinary properties, most notably
high strength at high temperatures.
High-performance polymers offer outstanding elevated
thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and
broad UV and chemical resistance. They are used in a variety
of applications where resistance to high heat, load,
certain solvents and chemicals, flame, and degradation
due to UV are paramount.
Quantum has refocused its product line on stock
shapes made from four high performance polymers –
PEEK, PEI, PPS and PVDF and two acetal homopolymer
polymer grades for specialized applications – Delrin®
100AF and Delrin AFDE588.
Together with ease of machining and excellent dimensional
stability during secondary fabrication, Quantum’s
high performance stock shapes are ideal for use
in many critical applications by offering engineers exceptional
flexibility and freedom in product development
Quantum manufactures stock shapes using only 100%
virgin resins purchased directly from resin suppliers. Furthermore,
all of Quantum’s products are hot air annealed
for dimensional stability, they pass a rigorous ISO inspection
program, and have full lot and batch traceability.
Quantum currently stocks unfilled and glass filled high
performance stock shapes with low minimums and reasonable
lead times from 3/8”to 12” diameter rods, and
plates from 3/8” to 6” thick.
For more information, contact Nicole DiMenco, Quantum
Advanced Engineering Plastics, 211 Executive Drive,
Suite 1, Newark, DE 19702, 877-737-7012, E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.quantum-aep.com.
High Temperature HPPs
With nearly 30
in working with thermoplastic
has established itself as
a leader in fulfilling its
“Concept to Solution”
mission. Polymics identifies
its customers specific application requirements.
Then provides the most cost-effective solution which
meets or exceeds all critical performance criteria.
PBI (Polybenzimidazole), also known as Celazole from
its HC days, offers the highest overall performance of
any engineering polymer. With CUT/CST values of 800°F
it is unmatched in its thermal, strength, stiffness, wear,
and plasma resistance. Only 3 companies worldwide are
approved to process it with Polymics being the only one
to supply resin, compounds, shapes and even parts.
Polymics is licensed to provide the greatest breadth of
product offering through compression molding, extrusion
and injection molding. The value proposition at
Polymics is further substantiated with its extensive offering
of grades and sizes to maximize performance and
yield. Polymics offers both “U” and “T” series PBI shapes
and parts as well as grades in our Arlymax and Statimax
product lines. Statimax itself encompasses a complete
portfolio of application specific products in sensitive electrical
Polymics will be bringing new products as well as expansion
in to existing product lines beginning in Q4 2022.
A snapshot of these includes: PP-HP, a high temperature
polypropylene increasing thermal resistance to excellent
chemical resistance; an improved polyimide offering
competitive in properties and cost; higher temperature
polyketones; and expansion of their wear enhanced polymer
offerings into bearing and bushing stock.
Polymics is an ISO-9001 company whose attributes include;
material development; polymer formulations;
patented HT polyketones; custom compounds; part design;
tool design; polymer conversion; prototyping; fabrication;
assembly; and testing. PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
For more information, contact Peter Foss, Polymics,
Inc., 2215 High Tech Rd., State College, PA 16803, 978-500-6355, Fax: 814-357-5863, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.polymics.com.
Polyimide Shapes, Parts, & Liquid
R. Blaine Industries (RBI)
announced the further expanded
availability of its
VTEC™ Polyimide (PI) Stock
Shapes, Parts and Liquid materials.
Small diameter rod has
now been added, with sizes as
small as .060” diameter now
available. Incremental diameters
are also available to reduce
the need to turn down
from larger diameters. Other
additions to the line include
200mm and 300mm square sheet stock, glass filled polyimide
stock shapes, and many OD / ID tube and bushing
stock sizes (to eliminate having to drill out solid rod).
RBI's unique VTEC economy grade (EG) materials bring
down the high cost of traditional polyimides while providing
unparalleled reliability comparable to other high-performance
materials. Hybrid VTEC polymer materials are
available with many fillers and modifications including carbon,
graphite, glass, PTFE, fibers, and minerals to exactly
match application requirements to replace metals, and upgrade
many other polymers which are underperforming.
VTEC is a virtually indestructible polymer that overcomes
many of the limitations of traditional high performance
plastic materials. It does not have some of the
negative ‘engineering factors’ of Torlon, PEEK, and PPS.
For example, VTEC is not sensitive to moisture and steam
like Torlon, which makes VTEC ideal for oil patch applications.
Also, VTEC EG does not have the low Tg problem
that compromises PEEK in high temperature applications.
And, VTEC EG does not have the poor wear characteristics
of PPS, so VTEC is ideal for any type of
bearing and wear application to 500°F continuous.
VTEC Polyimide is also available in liquid form for applications
where a polyimide coating or film is desired.
It is typically applied and then thermal cured into a thin
film or coating layer. Applications include cast films (including
ESD); thin wall tubing; glass coating (to reduce
breakage); metal coating (to create a high temp wear surface
or to make metal non-conductive); semiconductor
and microelectronic stress buffers or passivation layers;
high temp adhesives; optical fiber and capillary coatings;
R&D projects; wire enamels, etc.
RBI's VTEC line also includes direct-formed parts and
machined parts, in addition to stock shapes (sheet, rod,
tube). RBI also produces near-net custom VTEC shapes
that save machining time as well as material cost. Mold
costs for custom stock shapes are very reasonable, often
as low as $500. VTEC can be used for any challenging application
where a polymer is
required. It is also ideal for replacing
ceramic, epoxy, and metal.
Medical implant grades of
VTEC in liquid and solid from
are available and solving next
generation application challenges.
RBI is a manufacturing company
specializing in polyimide
materials and hybrid polymers.
Its products are used in
the aerospace, compressor,
military, semiconductor, robotics,
pump/ valve, scientific instrument,
medical, and biotech
For more information, contact
Mark McDevitt, R. Blaine
Industries, 1517 Hill Rd., Ste
5F, Reading, PA 19602, 610-236-1445, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,