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Melamine Derivatives—An Alternative to Traditional Flame Retardants

Melamine Derivatives—An Alternative to Traditional Flame Retardants Anindya Mukherjee Melamine derivatives have been used successfully in various polymer systems to produce flame-retardant compounds. Mechanical and other properties of some of the compounded products are compared to similar products that are flame retarded using halogenated and non-halogenated systems. Although commercial polymers are inherently combustible as a […]

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Speeding up pultrusion

Speeding up pultrusion Alice Blanco Specifically designed for pultrusion, RTM, and SMC/BMC compounding applications, MoldX A3 flame retardant features a unique modified particle shape for reduced pulling forces, higher loadings, and faster line speeds in pultrusion, says the manufacturer, Huber Engineered Materials. Described as a product of the company’s controlled function technology process, which couples […]

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SPI Processors’ Group is renamed.(INDUSTRY NEWS)(Structural Plastics Group of The Society of the Plastics Industry,)(Alliance of Plastics Processors)(Brief Article)

SPI Processors’ Group is renamed.(INDUSTRY NEWS)(Structural Plastics Group of The Society of the Plastics Industry,)(Alliance of Plastics Processors)(Brief Article) Molinaro, Hope The Structural Plastics Group of The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) (Washington, D.C.), has changed its name to the Alliance of Plastics Processors (APP), SPI has announced. The new name “will better […]

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The wireless factory: increase productivity, reduce costs

The wireless factory: increase productivity, reduce costs Patrick A. Toensmeier One of the strongest growth areas in manufacturing is the wireless factory. The system uses a wireless local area network (WLAN) within a plant and portable devices like PDAs (personal digital assistants), cell phones, and notebook computers to provide real-time operational data. Equipment advances in […]