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.

 

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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.

 

The Future Tennis Racket

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A new tennis racket was soon hit the sports world. In addition to its bouncing abilities that enhanced ball speed, to improve comfort and lessen the harsh feel upon impact, the manufacturing company injected the handle with vibration-dampening material.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastics. It’s worked with industry and government to overcome physical property and material challenges to meet their application needs. Its experience and proficiency in the formulation and development of high density thermoplastic compounds provides customers the freedom to function while it solves challenges. Ecomass Technologies’ goal is to empower it customers with the best materials at the lowest-cost and allow them to compete in their respective markets.

Vibration Damping

Waves of energy cause vibrations, so toeliminate vibrations; one must isolate or dampen vibration. Lowering resonant frequency isolates vibration and, thus, reduces energy at the source. Normally, engineers and designers try to isolate vibration at the source and keep it from reaching resonant frequency. If that’s not possible, they attempt vibration dampening by introducing high-density compounds.

Ecomass Vibration Damping Compounds

Ecomass’ compounds have been successfully used in a wide array of radiation shielding applications, including:

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

o Golf club woods, irons and wedges, to improve swing and ball strike.

o In manual transmission shifters, to decrease shifter rod vibration.

Ecomass’ compounds are RoHS compliant and do not contain any other EPA hazardous or toxic material. As well, all Ecomass Compounds comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it

 

Shooting Ranges Pose Lead Exposure Risks

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A forty year study published in the Journal of Environmental Health found that gun range clients and staff personnel are at a high risk of exposure to dangerous lead levels from the smoke and tiny bullet fragments that drift into the air after striking targets.

The study found that the lead blood levels of those who patronize or work at gun ranges were between two and eight times the level considered serious by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors then concluded that firing ranges created a substantial and unsupervised public health problem.

Elevated blood lead levels were found after just a day or two of shooting and could linger for months.

Lead exposure at the shooting ranges can occur in the following ways:

o When a round discharges, the metal burned and released a small amount. If the smoke were to be inhaled, it could introduce lead into the bloodstream.

o Some ammunition uses lead projectiles or bullets. When the bullet breaks up on impact, the metal is aerosolized. Even if lead particles aren’t inhaled, they can settle on skin or clothing or in soil, which people can then ingest.

Adults suffering from lead exposure can suffer tremors, high blood pressure, heart disease, and decreased kidney function. The fetus of a pregnant woman can suffer reduced growth. And, children can suffer lower IQs, cognitive dysfunction, and delayed puberty.

Despite such risks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not regulate shooting ranges.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materialsand engineered thermoplastics. It’s worked with industry and government to overcome physical property and material challenges to meet their application needs. Its experience and proficiency in the formulation and development of high density thermoplastic compounds provides customers the freedom to function while it solves challenges. Ecomass Technologies’ goal is to empower it customers with the best materials at the lowest-cost and allow them to compete in their respective markets.

Non-Toxic Frangible Ammunition

Frangible ammunitionoffers a lead-free alternative to traditional lead rounds. Frangible bullets are produced with thermoplastic composite materials including tungsten polymer, copper, or tin utilizing an injection molding or powder metallurgical production process.

Ecomass Technologies’ innovative lead replacement process allows it to develop and produce superior quality, frangible projectiles. It remains committed to continuously improving and refining its technologies and remaining at the forefront of lead free frangible ammunition technology.

Ecomass’compounds are RoHS compliant and do not contain any other EPA hazardous or toxic material. As well, all Ecomass Compounds comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it.

 

Recent Developments in Radiation Shielding

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A few years ago, researchers at North Carolina State University researchers found that the lightweight composite metal foams they developed blocked X-rays, gamma rays, and neutron radiation and absorbed the energy from high-impact collisions.

Professor Afsaneh Rabiei initially developed the Composite Metal Foam (CMF) for use in transportation and military applications, but findings held promise for opportunities to use composite metal foam to develop more efficient spacecraft and nuclear designs and CT scanner shielding.

And, just a few months ago, CMP passed Department of Justice certification for the CMF for Level IV body armor and is currently being tested for application as radiation protection and extreme temperature exposure.

Ecomass Technologies

For years, Ecomass Technologies has been working in the field of radiation shielding. Since 1998, it’s been developing advanced composite materials, high density plastics, high gravity compounds, and engineered thermoplastics

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided groundbreaking solutions to industry and governmentto overcome physical property and material challenges to meet application needs. Its skill, experience, and expertise allow its customers the freedom to concentrate on form and function, while it solves problems.

Ecomass Technologies solves the material challenges its products face. Its goal is to provide its customers with the highest-performance and lowest-cost materials and let them compete and fully function in their respective markets.

Radiation Shielding

For decades, lead prevailed in radiation shielding. It was cheap, easy to manufacture, and worked. Health, safety and environmental concerns, however, resulted in strict regulations use and sales. Ecomass Technologies has helped original equipment manufacturersand global material processors abolish these concerns by developing environmentally friendly,lead free shielding.

Ecomass’ high-gravity compounds can also be used in a variety of applications, including weighting, balancing, radiation shielding and vibration damping.

Ecomass’ lead free radiation shielding materials protectagainst gamma and x-ray sources. Its x-ray shielding compounds are RoHS compliant and do not contain any other EPA hazardous or toxic material. As well, all Ecomass Compounds comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it

 

Canadian Armed Forces Looks into Green Ammo

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In 2011, the Canadian Armed Forces, in response to concerns that its shooting ranges were threatening water sources, began searching for a new type of ammunition. Explosive rounds, particularly those from Howitzer artillery, scattered training sites. The military worried that the toxic chemicals inside the water-soluble rounds could seep into the drinking water.

A few years later, project RIGHTTRAC (Revolutionary Insensitive, Green and Healthier Training Technology with Reduced Adverse Contamination) found that the military could meet environmental concerns, plus lessen human health threats and save money all with one superior product – green ammo.

Artillery shells explode in specific conditions. Sometimes rounds partially and sometimes they don’t explodeat all. Partial or unexploded artillery doesn’t degrade in soil and migrates to groundwater, where it causes seriousenvironmental problems and drinking water health concerns.

The green ammo, initially designed just for training, proved more effective and more practical, meaning it could eventually become standard.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials, heavy plastics, and engineered thermoplastics. It’s worked with industry and government to overcome physical property and material challenges to meet their application needs. Its experience and proficiency in the formulation and development of high density thermoplastic compounds provides customers the freedom to function while it solves challenges. Ecomass Technologies’ goal is to empower it customers with the best materials at the lowest-cost and allow them to compete in their respective markets.

Frangible Ammunition (Green Ammo)

Frangible ammunition offers a lead free alternative to traditional lead rounds. lead free ammunition is produced with high density plastic, lead replacement, composite material.

Ecomass Technologies utilizes a highly controlled injection molding process to produce frangible projectiles and satisfies strictest tolerances to certify performance and reliability. Its frangible projectiles have passed strict military ballistic performance, as well asmany of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturers’tests.

Ecomass’compounds are RoHS compliant and do not contain any other EPA hazardous or toxic material. As well, all Ecomass Compounds comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it

 

Highlights from the Paris Air Show

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At the 52nd Paris Air Show this past June, composite materials played a significant role.

The Boeing Company declared that a proposed New Midsize Airplane would include both a composite fuselage and composite wings. The fuselage tube would be a blended composite with an uncommon cross-sectional shape (neither circular or oval).

Workhorse Group Inc., manufacturer of the Horsefly package delivery drone, which United Parcel Services recently tested, debuted a Surely helicopter concept. The helicopter is intended for short commercial journeys, emergency responders, the military and perhaps city commute. Test flights are scheduled for later this year. The fuselage, propeller arms and propellers will be constructed with carbon fiber composite materials.

Other companies announced partnerships to supply thermoplastic composite materials on aircrafts.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has pioneered solutions through advanced non-toxic composite materials, engineered thermoplastics, and high gravity compounds.

Composite materials are compounds of two or more material components with different physical and chemical properties. The subsequent composite material then has characteristics that are separate and distinct from the initial materials. The composite can be used and applied across multiple industries. Examples of composite materials include building cement and engineered thermoplastics.

High gravity compounds deliver the weight and physical properties of metal with the design and manufacturing advantages of injection molded plastics.

Lead has been banned as an additive in motor fuels and regulations impact its use in every industry, especially aeronautics, not just in the United States, but also in Europe and in many other countries.

Ecomass Technologies’ nontoxic composite materials, engineered thermoplastics, and high gravity compounds can take the place of metals in aircrafts and other machinery.

Ecomass Technologies has worked with industry and government to overcome physical property and material challenges to meet application needs. Its skill, experience, and expertise allow its customers the freedom to concentrate on form and function, while it solves problems.

Ecomass Technologies solves the material challenges its products face. Its goal is to provide its customers with the highest-performance and lowest-cost materials and let them compete and fully function in their respective markets.

All of Ecomass Technologies’ Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directives, are 100% lead free, and contain no toxic constituents or U.S. EPA hazardous materials. They also comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502.

If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it