Ski Company Wins Patent for Vibration Dampening Design System

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A twenty-six-year-old engineering student’s company, Renoun, just won a patent for his Vibration dampening design system (no one is in anyway suggesting that engineering students, or any kind of student, drop out of any kind learning program, be it during the formal years or at any time thereafter. In fact, it’s the opposite – Stay in school!). Cyrus Schenk, founder of Renoun, claims it’s only the first of many.

Schenk also created the now patented Hyper Dampening Technology, a non-Newtonian polymer that’s swabbed into hollowed out channels within the ski’s core. The polymers let the skis acclimate to changing snow conditions and offer the skier more constancy and control. Schenk explained that the swab will decreases vibrations by over three hundred percent and is “…exactly what no other ski can deliver.”

Schenk is a skiing-fanatic. He learned about a rare class of soft polymers that hardened when force was applied. He then left school to investigate how to apply the polymers to skis to make them soften in powdery snow, but stiff in hard packed snow.

Schenk further explained that, because the skis adapt so well, there’s no need anymore to change them or switch resorts due to changing snow conditions.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies is the developer 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 world. Its has helped commercial and government customers overcome physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications.

Energy waves cause vibrations. All materials or material systems have natural or resonance frequency. Lowering resonant frequency attains vibration isolation and diminishes energy at the foundation. If vibration isolation isn’t feasible, utilizing a dampening material reduces, restricts, or prevents the oscillatory systems’ oscillations and reduces its energy. This is basically how vibration dampening works.

Like Schenk and his patented complex, many businesses have effectively used Ecomass’s vibration dampening compounds in a variety of applications. Aircraft audio systems utilize them to improve reception quality and minimize outside noise. Sports and luxury automobiles employ them to decrease shifter rod vibrations.

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.

 

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High Density Polyethylene Art

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In South Korea, a German and Korean–based architecture firm used 1,500 semi-transparent plastic baskets and covered a vacant building. A Korean factory manufactured the baskets with high-density polyethylene and UV coated them to ensure durability

Hyunje Joo, the artist-architect, indicated that he wanted to create a cost-effective, adaptable, recyclable architectural element. He said, “The surface minimizes the separation between the inside and outside, as light and silhouettes beyond the space show through. Over the course of the day, changes show on the surface of the wall due to the diffusion and reflection of the material. The passage of time is more actively sensed from both inside and outside, as these light effects stimulate our senses.”

In 2007, Naju City, the location of the project, was chosen as an “Innovative City” and has since attracted and witnessed ecologically sensitive developments.

Though the installation was temporary, the visual and spatial effects were noteworthy and architects claimed that the project would be carried on to future endeavors.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies had pioneered innovative solutions through vibration dampening, lead substitution, gamma ray shielding, 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 to the design and development of high density polymers, thermoplastic composite materials, and high density thermoplastic compounds allow its customers to focus on form and function while it solves material challenges.

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 seek lighter and stronger materials – even artists seek such materials to express their visions for a better world. “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.

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.

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 Polymers To Turn Parking Lot into an Ice Skating Rink

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For two weeks in December, Auburn, Alabama will transform a downtown section a winter wonderland. Using high density polymers that look and feel like actual ice, the town will turn a parking lot into 1,200 x 1,800 square foot ice rink that’s suitable for skating.

The high density polymer is slippery, just like actual ice, and skaters will be able to wear skates and glide along the surface as if it’s standard ice. In fact, the city doesn’t expect anyone to know the difference.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided state-of-the-art 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 overcome physical property and material challenges and surpass application needs.

Ecomass’ focuses on the material challenges and provides original equipment manufacturers and material processors the innovative freedom to focus on form and function. It strives to provide its customers with the highest performing, lowest cost materials, and thus, empowers them 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 To replace lead projectiles with nontoxic frangible projectiles as training ammunition for military and law enforcement personnel.

o To shield -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 it did for Auburn, Alabama. It created an ice skating rink!

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.

See Ecomass’ website to learn more about its compounds, products, and services and/or fill out its RFQ form to learn how it can develop and deliver a solution to satisfy your needs.

 

Thermoplastic Composite Implemented For Car Engine Undertrays

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Vehicle underbodies are exposed to rough conditions in sub standard road surface areas. Stones get tossed up from the surface and, sometimes, the underbody actually hits the ground. GSI Deutschland GmbH, a major German car producer, in collaboration with Lanxess, is now equipping vehicles that are destined to end up in countries with poor road infrastructure with an engine under tray composed of tough thermoplastic composite construction.

The composite design of the under tray is considerably more resilient to impacts and destruction than prior materials. It’s over sixty percent lighter than those made with steel and up to twenty percent lighter than those made with aluminum. Continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite is combined with direct long fiber thermoplastic compound and reduces the under tray weight by sixty percent versus steel.

Lanxess believes the compound will become a popular solution for underbody protection of vehicles. Other car manufacturers presently use steel or aluminum, which presents weight disadvantages.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has been delivering innovative solutions through thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, high density polymer, advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastics. It has worked successfully with both government and commercial clients to solve a host of challenges. Its skill and expertise in the design and development of high density polymers and thermoplastic composite materials gives its customers the freedom to focus on design, form, and function. Ecomass’ goal is to empower its customers with the highest-performance and lowest-cost materials, thereby allowing them to effectively compete in their respective markets.

Engineered thermoplastics, “heavy plastics,” or high density polymers, which might seem to indicate otherwise, actually make parts lighter, exactly like the direct long fiber thermoplastic compound that reduced the undertray weights in the cars GSI Deutschland GmbH manufactured. But, whatever the intended use, be it to better performance, improve balance, or even shield radiation, manufacturers need high density materials that allow them to add mass.

See Ecomass’ website to learn more about its compounds, products, and services and/or fill out its RFQ form to learn how it can develop and deliver a solution to satisfy your needs.

 

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.

 

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.