Value & Performance
Even as the cost
of many engineering
is on the rise, engineers
can still find
value and excellent
polyolefins such as Ensinger TECAFINE® PP polypropylene.
It is a random copolymer polyolefin providing excellent
chemical resistance and high purity. The material
exhibits better mechanical properties than other typical
polyolefin materials, is light weight, weldable and unaffected
by moisture. Other typical characteristics include
corrosion resistance, high rigidity and permanent heat
stability. The material is easily fabricated and machined
and is suitable for contact with food. Ensinger’s unique
processing technology provides unsurpassed quality.
If high levels of dimensional stability are required, engineers
can look to Ensinger’s TECAPRO® MT family.
TECAPRO MT is a homopolymer polypropylene that has
been specially designed to offer stability
in high heat environments. This
results in a product with exceptionally
low residual stress, and facilitates the
fabrication of dimensionally stable
parts with varying cross sections, thus
reducing the tendency for parts to
warp after undergoing repeated
steam sterilization. This in addition to
its low density makes TECAPRO MT
easy to machine into lightweight
components often used in medical
technology. TECAPRO MT has been
thoroughly tested for biocompatibility
according to ISO 10993 and USP
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:
Sheets, Slabs & Massive
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 in the marine, signage, parks & recreation, retail,
food processing, healthcare, industrial and other
markets. They partner with distributors to provide innovative
solutions for diverse markets, and manufactures
to the highest quality you can trust from the leading
plastic manufacturer in America since 1968.
King Plastic manufactures over 20 product brands:
King StarBoard®, the original marine-grade polymer
sheet; King StarBoard AS, anti-skid marine-grade polymer
sheet; King StarBoard XL, the lightweight marinegrade
cellular sheet; King StarLite® XL, the lightweight
marine-grade cellular utility sheet; King StarBoard ST
- The polymer building sheet that lasts a lifetime; King
DuraStyle®, custom cabinet door program made with
King StarBoard ST; King MediGrade®, antimicrobial
polymer building sheet for healthcare applications;
King ColorBoard®, colorful environmentally stabilized
polymer sheet; King ColorCore®, multi-color engravable
polymer sheet; King CuttingBoard®, polymer sheet
for food applications with an advanced antimicrobial
technology; King CuttingBoard XL, lightweight polymer
sheet for food applications with an advanced antimicrobial
technology; King CuttingColors®, solid,
color-coded polymer sheet for food applications with
an advanced antimicrobial technology; King
PipeGrade® - PE4710 – PE 100 special black polyethylene
material for the pipe industry; King Plasti-Bal®,
heavy duty, waterproof and graffiti resistant polymer
sheet; and King Plasti-Shield®, borated polyethylene
King’s performance commodity products include: King
KPC ABS, King KPC ABS FR, King KPC HDPE, King KPC
LDPE, and King KPC PolyPro. King also manufactures
HyPact®, super tough industrial polymer sheet; King MicroShield
®, antimicrobial polymer sheet with an advanced
antimicrobial technology for protecting the
product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria,
algae and fungi; and King FlameShield, flame retardant
material with ASTM E-84 Class A or Class B
Flame/Smoke compliance and CAN/ULC Canadian compliance.
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.
Inc. has been extruding
materials such as
and PP for 30
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 devel-oped 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: email@example.com, Web: www.petroextrusions.com.
Plastic Bending Bars
offers an inexpensive,
tool that heats thermoplastic
forming bends. It
up to 1/2” thick. The
combination of a
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.laramyplasticwelders.com.