Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Encourages the Use of Lead Free Ammunition

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The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is encouraging deer hunters to use lead free ammunition in order to lessen lead exposure to bald eagles and other wildlife.

While humans are exposed to lead through paint and gasoline, animals are exposed through ammunition. Hundreds of bald eagleslive on the refuge and feed upon gut pile remains the hunters leave behind after dressing. Those remains contain lead bullet fragments, which the eagles may eat. The lead will then kill the eagles.

Fifteen national Midwest wildlife refuges are also asking deer hunters to switch to leadfree ammunition. Everyone’s goal is to protect wildlife health.

Ecomass Technologies

Ammunition manufacturers turn to Ecomass Technologies to deliver safer, nontoxic lead free ammunition. Such was one Ecomass’ first and most significant applications of its high gravity compounds. Originally created for lead free training projectiles for military and law enforcement personnel, Ecomass’ tungsten and copper based composite materials are ideal for eliminating the risk of lead contamination at indoor ranges, close-quarters combat training, and wildlife refuges.

Ecomass’ produces its frangible projectiles using a highly controlled injection molding process that satisfies strictest tolerances and ensures repeatable performances with full function and reliability. Ecomass’ lead free ammunition and frangible ammunition passes the military’s, as well as the world’s leading ammunition manufacturers’, performance tests and are a 100% ballistic match to lead based projectiles at 25m for pistol ammunition and 100m for rifle ammunition. Ecomass remains committed to continuously refining and improving its thermoplastic composite materials and developing new formulations to satisfy additional projectile and lead free ammunition designs and applications.

Contact Ecomass today or fill out our RFQ Form, to learn more about you, your organization, or business can use its lead free ammunition or frangible ammunition. See its website to also read case studies page to learn more about how Ecomass’ customers successfully use lead free thermoplastic composite materials.

 

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Improving Shots with Vibration Dampening

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Golfers mostly always set out to strike the ball with the middle of the clubface in order to achieve the greatest distance and the best possible path. Some players, though, want to know right away if they’ve hit the ball off center, off the toe, or off the heel so that they can attempt to correct themselves. Such knowledge refers to the iron’s “feel.”

TaylorMade has developed irons with such feel. Its conventional looking P790 steel and graphite irons additionally attain distance and have a soft, forged (stamped from solid metal) feel. Maintaining both was a demanding challenge.

While TaylorMade used carbon steel in the body and clubface, they inserted SpeedFoam, an injectable Vibration damping material, into the clubhead. The SpeedFoam expanded to fill the area, but weighed just a few grams. The vibration dampening material provided maximum Coefficient of Restitution or COR, which to golfers, represents how much distance their swing speed can get out of a shot.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies is the pioneer and technological groundbreaker in high density plastics, high density polymers, thermoplastic composite materials, and high density engineered thermoplastics. It delivers material solutions to original equipment manufacturers and material processors around the globe. Its sales and engineering teams have helped commercial and government customers conquer physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications.

Energy waves, which have both frequency and amplitude, cause vibrations. All materials or material systems have natural or resonance frequency. Lowering resonant frequency achieves vibration isolation and reduces energy at the source. If, however, vibration isolation isn’t possible, introducing a dampening material reduces, restricts, or prevents the oscillatory systems’ oscillations and reduces its energy. Such is essentially how vibration dampening works.

Ecomass’ compounds deliver lead’s density and metal’s weight and physical properties, but with molded plastics’ design and production advantages. Manufacturers and processors can injectorcompression moldEcomass compounds. This eliminates secondary operations and reduces costs.

Many industries have successfully used Ecomass’s vibration dampening compounds in an array of application. Aircraft audio systems utilize them to improve reception quality and minimize outside noise. Sports and luxury automobiles employ them to decrease shifter rod vibrations. And, like Taylor Made, golf club manufacturers use them to make woods, irons and wedges and help golfers improve their swing and ball strike..

All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use its compounds for Vibration dampening or apply them to any other valuable use.

 

High Density Plastics Help Urban Blight

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In May 2014, Durham, North Carolina officials sought to combat urban neglect. The town couldn’t afford radical modifications, but it could cover certain blemishes. The city, therefore, prohibited plywood boarding on abandoned homes and instead used high density plastics. The city found that it made a tremendous difference for the neighborhood’s impression. It additionally steadied housing costs and even leveled the crime rate.

The construction company the city contracted installed see-through, sturdy polycarbonate on certain properties. The switch to high-density plastics further helped to sell vacant buildings. In 2011, when the city started focusing on blight, there were nearly 500 boarded-up homes. As of the beginning of 2017, only 56 buildings remained.

Durham officials hope the high density plastic would additionally discourage vandalism, prostitution and drug use in abandoned buildings. An offender couldn’t really select a hideout in which one could easily look into.

The trend took off in other cities, including Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale. Ohio became the first state to direct“clear-boarding” statewide.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass is the innovative and technological groundbreaker in high density engineered thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, and high density polymers. Ecomass Compounds are completely nontoxic and can be used to replace lead and other traditional materials.

Thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, and high density polymers make parts lighter and less expensive and offer various performance benefits over conventional materials such as glass, ceramics, aluminum, steel, zinc and lead. Countless industries are seeking lighter and stronger materials, even cities seeking to conquer urban blight. “Heavy plastics,” high density materials, and high gravity compounds, as they’re all known, may sound complicated and sometimes conflicting, but that’s never the case. They always serve their goal and purpose, whether it’s to add weight to improve performance, add mass to specific locations, balance assemblies to increase service-life, dampen vibration to enhance the customer contact experience, or perform gamma ray shielding to improve safety. As well, Ecomass’ high-gravity compounds can also be used as a lead substitute and/or can also replace aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and tungsten in a variety of applications.

All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, and high density polymers or any of many other compounds Ecomass Technologies creates.

 

High Density Plastic Outdoor Furniture Reigns

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Metal porch furniture is certainly pretty, but it presents a particular problem, especially when the air is salty or close to the ocean. It rusts. Even when it’s rust treated and claims to be rust-resistant, exposure to the open air still presents deterioration problems. And, then there are the screws, frames, and hardware. The solution: high density plastic acrylic.

Bea Pile of B. Pile Design in Miami, Florida explains that clear high density plastic, acrylic furniture, which looks like glass, is “the darling of porch design. It’s extremely durable, offers a terrific contrast to traditional porch furniture, comes in lots of colors, and is widely available. Most of all, it’s virtually indestructible and requires very little maintenance. No other porch furniture material can make such a claim. And, really, who wants to clean and upkeep porch furniture?

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials, engineered thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, high density polymers, and gamma ray shielding. It has worked with government and commercial customers to conquer physical property and material challenges and exceed application needs.

Ecomass’ focuses on the material challenges and provides original equipment manufacturers and material processorsthe creative freedom to focus on form and function. It strives to provide its customers with the highest performing, lowest cost materials, and thus, empowersthem to produce the finest parts possible, which then allows them to compete in their respective markets.

Ecomass’ high gravity compounds are engineered to replace traditional materials and have been used as a substitute for lead, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and other metals in the following applications:

o Toreplacelead projectiles with nontoxic frangible

projectiles as training ammunition for military and law enforcement personnel.

o Toshield -ray and gamma ray sources in medical and industrial devices.

o As a Vibration damping material in the automotive and sporting goods industries.

o To balance weights and reduce the loads to which a part is exposed, thereby increasing its service life.

These are really just a few examples of what Ecomass industries’ compounds can do. Just look at what they can do for porch furniture.

All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use Ecomass compounds to replace a substance or apply them to any other valuable use.

 

Helicopters Constructed of High Density Polymers

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DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is just about ready to certify its Bell 505 Bear paw helicopters and just recently announced that it is accepting pre-orders.

Helicopters have always had balancing problems on soft terrains when it came to takeoffs and landings. DART Aerospace constructed its Bearpawswith high density polymers, which resist cracking, chipping and breaking and which additionally providesreliable and deliberate load transfers. The flexible high density polymers deflect under high-point contact loads when landing on rocks or roots and its inherent memory makes sure that the helicopter returns to its original shape.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials, engineered thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, high density polymers, and gamma ray shielding. It has worked with government and commercial customers to conquer physical property and material challenges and exceed application needs.

Ecomass’ high gravity compounds deliver outstanding performance whenever designers need significant weight, even in small spaces. Its high density injection-moldable materials help free up premium space in component parts, giving part designers more design latitude and freedom. Just like the high density polymers DART Aerospace is using in its Bell 505 Bear paw helicopters. In addition, its weighting and balancing compounds can be modified to satisfy a wide range of physical property requirements, such as tensile strength, impact strength, flex strength, flex modulus, and heat deflection temperature.

Ecomass’ high gravity compounds have been used in a variety of weighting and balancing applications, including:

o nontoxic frangible projectiles

o manual transmission shifter cartridges

o hub odometers

o instrument housing

o golf club weights

o inertia discs

o return weights

o casinochips

Ecomass initially designed its high gravity compounds to replace lead with nontoxic high density thermoplastic composite materials. Its high gravity compounds are currently the ideal lead substitute and currently help customers meet health and industry standards while overcoming ever-increasing regulatory concerns.

These are really just a mere example of how Ecomass’ compounds can be used.

All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, and high density polymersto balance weight, replace lead, or apply them to any other valuable use.

India Manufacturing Bullet Proof Vest Made with Thermoplastic Composite Materials

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Shantanu Bhowmik, Ph.D. claims to have developed a Bullet Proof Jacket constructed with thermoplastic composite materials and carbon. While Dr. Bhowmik has not presented any test trials for validation, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, has submitted proposals for development of the jacket in association with Amrita University Coimbatore.

In June 2017, India’s Ministry of Defense approved the vest and noted that manufacturing it for the Indian Army and paramilitary forces would both save lives and money.

The Bullet Proof Jackets weighed about four pounds (standard police and army jackets weighed about forty pounds). The new jackets were called a “game changer.”

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies strives to empower its customers by providing them with the finest, most cost effective materials, thus allowing them to excel in their respective markets.

The large amount of base resins and weighting agents at Ecomass’ disposal provide it with the ability to engineer materials, and its experience, training, and skill further allow it be completely objective when determining which thermoplastic composite material best meets each customers’ needs.

It sincerely aims to foster a perfectly engineered plan for all your application needs (rather than engineer an application to meet its material properties). While the industry tends to raise the Minimum Order Quality (MOQ) for non-standardized materials, Ecomass will go on maintaining its 250 lb minimum order standard, even for newly developed formulations, in order toshowyou its commitment to providing customers with the best possible materials to produce the best part.

The thermoplastic composite materials referenced in the above article are extremely versatile and are being utilized in all kinds of industries. The work Dr. Bhowmik is doing is just one example. Thermoplastic composite materials are being utilized in car manufacturing, sports, and construction, just to name a few.

All of Ecomass’ compounds are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous substances, and fully comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use thermoplastic composite materials or any of the other many compounds Ecomass Technologies creates.

 

Lead Bullets Cause Major Fire at Police Shooting Range Officers Must Now Use Frangible Bullets

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Four years ago, in July 2013, a fire severely damaged the Portsmouth Police Station Shooting Range in New Hampshire. Clean-up and restoration costs exceeded $1 million dollars.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated the blaze and determined that itoccurred after an officer practiced firing a handgun. The officer insisted that he did not use a certain type of lead bullet that was particularly flammable. Said bullets were prohibited at the shooting range and were responsible for a prior fire at a Dallas, Texas shooting range.

ATF investigators were able to rule out all ignition sources, except for “heated fragments of bullets” and such was the only rational explanation that satisfied the evidence. They also noted fires at two other shooting ranges in which “ordinary ammunition” was the ignition source.

Now that the shooting range has been rebuilt, the Portsmouth Police Chief has totally forbidden officers from using any kind of lead ammunition. Officers practicing inside the firing range can only use lead-free Frangible ammunition.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has pioneered innovative solutions through thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, and engineered thermoplastics.

Military and law enforcement and others who use and depend upon Frangible Ammunition are turning to Ecomass. Lead free ammunition or green ammo is completely lead-free and manufactured with composite materials of tungsten, copper, or tin, utilizing an injection molding or powder metallurgic production process. Ecomass’ production process allows it to produce superior quality Frangible Ammunition and green ammo.

Along with the aforementioned fire safety advantages, frangible ammunition reduces the risk of lead contamination at indoor and outdoor firing ranges and in the environment as a whole. Furthermore, Frangible Ammunition disintegrates upon impact, which decreases the risk of over-penetration injuries and practically eliminates the risk of injuring innocent bystanders.

Ammunition manufacturers and other industry leaders use Ecomass’ non-toxic, high gravity compounds to replace lead, as well aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and tungsten in a wide-range of uses. Ecomass is committed to constantlyrefining and enhancing its lead-free technologies to remain at the forefront of advanced solutions.

All of Ecomass’ compounds are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous substances, and fully comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how its Frangible Projectiles can be used in your ammunition application. Also see its case studies page to learn about its lead free frangible ammunition.

 

Vibration Dampening Technology Helps Radios Withstand Extreme Weather

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LightPointe, a prominent wave point-to-point radiomanufacturerfor ultra high capacity Gigabit connectivity, recently introduced a 60 GHz radio designed to better toleratehigh winds, harsh weather, and vibration. The importance of such reliability cannot be adequately described. Communications are vital in the event of emergencies, between police officers, during military operations, and during special events.

The company’s engineers created a tripod-with a unique Vibration dampening mount Now, the radio can be attached to a pole, building, tower, or even a temporary tripod and withstand long and short range assignments without worrying about conditions.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass is the leader in high density thermoplastics composite materials and high density plastics. For nearly twenty years, it has worked with both government and private customers. Some require simple delivery of a finished material. Some want a processor to work with a particular material. Others wish to have a long-term supplier. Whatever the case or situation, Ecomass has the skills, experience, and drive to satisfy each customers’ needs in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Ecomass’ commitment remains with its customer long after the sale of its products. It works from an application and product-centric perspective and remains actively present to support each customer from a product conception all the way through to production and assembly, ensuring that the final piece exceeds customer expectations.

The vibrations LightPointe sought to remedy is caused by waves of energy, which has both a frequency and amplitude. To reduce or eliminate these vibrations, you must either isolate or dampen vibration by lowering the resonant frequency. If isolation isn’t possible, engineers will next introduce a damping material, which will reduce, restrict, or prevent the amount of energy the oscillatory system produces. Ecomass achieves vibration dampening by selecting a practical and appropriate, high gravity soft base resin or vibration dampening material.

Ecomass’ high gravity thermoplastic composite materials have been utilized successfully in a wide variety of vibration dampening applications, including:

o aircraft audio headphones, to improve reception quality and minimize outside noise

o manual transmission shifters, where upper end sport/luxury automobiles drivers of appreciate the decrease in shifter rod vibration

o Golf club weights, woods, irons and wedges, thus improving golfers’ swing and ball strike.

All of Ecomass’ compounds are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous substances, and fully comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use vibration dampening or any of the other many compounds Ecomass Technologies creates.

 

High Density Polymers Keep Your Beer Fresh

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BrewQubeis looking to raise funds through Kickstarter to build and market the BrewQube Draft System, a countertopcraft beer storage and dispensing process that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure long-term freshness of quality.

The BrewQube Draft System provides digital control and monitoring for settings such as temperature and gas. And, since it is WiFi-equipped, settings can also be monitored remotely. Users also receive customizable alerts from the integrated sensors if beer or gas volumes get low. Unlike other similar products, the BrewQube keeps beer fresh for a month and one can directly fill it from a tap with their beer of choice, should they wish.

Craft beer, or beer prepared by a small brewery, is popular because it usually tastes better than regular beer and costs less. There are more than 20,000 craft beer brands in the United States alone.

The portable BrewQube unit holds the equivalent of 24-pack of 12-ounce cans, an ideal amount to have on hand should one be the type to entertain. It’s also modern looking, with a brushed stainless steel finish. Moreover, it’s constructed of high density polymer material, which means it’s extremely durable and will withstand pretty much anything. It’s obvious Kick starter built BrewQube to last.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1988, Ecomass Technologies has delivered innovative solutions through advanced thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastic, high density polymers, and engineered thermoplastics. It’s worked with both government and private customers and overcome numerous challenges to meet their needs. Its skill, experience, expertise in the formulation and development of high-density thermoplastic compounds gives its customersfreedom to focus ontheir work while it solves the material challenges. It aims to empower customers to design and produce the best parts possible.

Ecomass Compounds are a patented line of engineered thermoplastic composite materials and high density polymers specifically formulated to replace lead and other metals. The compounds are stronger, resist more heat, last longer, and offer even more advantages over the materials they replaced. All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Ecomass’ customer service team is recognized for its skill and responsiveness. See its website for contact information and its RFQ Form. It’s probably already worked on the solution you’re seeking.

 

Blankets Made with High Density Plastic Help Reduce Stress

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Gravity has developed weighted blankets using high density plastic pellets. The new Gravity Blanket, funded through a Kickstarter campaign, claims to employ principles of “deep pressure touch stimulation” and target pressure points associated with mood, relaxation and sleep. In simpler terms, it makes you feel as though you are being held, much like the way you would swaddle an infant.

Gravity Blanketboth boostsserotonin and melatonin levels and decreasescortisol levels, which reduces heart rate and blood pressure. Decreased body movements also encourage a deeper REM sleep, which better recharges your brain and body.

The Gravity Blanket claims to also be useful for insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It may also help relax stressed-out travellers.

Some argue its benefits and question its claims, though most agree, at thatit feels extremely comfortable.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies had pioneered innovative solutions through advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastics. It has extensive experience with government and commercial customers and has triumphed over multiple challenges to satisfy its customer’s needs. Its know-how and skill with regard tothe design and development of high density polymers, thermoplastic composite materials, and high density thermoplastic compounds allow its customers to focus on form and functionwhile it solves material challenges.

Ecomass’ high gravity compounds have been used as a an alternate for lead, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and tungsten in a broad rang of uses. Its materialsgive its costumers the density of traditional metallic materials with the production and economic advantages of injection or compression molding.

Ecomass’ high-gravity compounds can be formulated up to 11 g/cc and can be utilized in a wide array of applications, including weighting, balancing, radiation shielding and vibration damping. Moreover, all Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, and do not contain any EPA toxic or hazardous materials and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Ecomass’ customer service team is recognized for its skill and responsiveness. See its website for contact information and its RFQ Form. It’s probably already worked on the solution you’re seeking.