Use Parts Made From Thermoplastic Composite Materials

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Boeing recently awarded a multiyear contract to LMI Aerospace for thermoplastic composite parts for its 747, 767 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft.Thermoplastic composite parts additionally offer the same composite strength and weight advantages as metal. LMI further saves costs by producing parts in batches. More details just visit our website : http://www.ecomass.com/

 

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New Pipe And Valve Support System Helps Achieve Thermoplastic Piping

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Mechanical stress is the leading cause of premature stress leaks in plastic piping systems. Pipe clams, which address the leaks, usually only cause fixed points that lead to continual stress.

To address this challenge, GF Piping Systems created the new Stress Less Pipe and Valve Support System. It benefits to those who own, design, and install thermoplastic piping systems. It’s a pipe guide and valve support system that specifically eliminates the typical thermal expansion and contraction stress that improper installation, stress transfer, and seismic events cause. It only comes in contact with a low friction, molded HDPE insert, which then lets it slide in with minimal stress during each thermal expansion cycle. An exterior steel hoop supports the pipe during normal operating conditions. Stress valves, which move in two directions as the pipe contracts and expand, complete the system.

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The Stress Less Pipe and Valve Support System increases the service life of PP, PVDF, HDPE, PVC, CPVC, and ABS industrial piping systems.

Ecomass Technologies

For over twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has provided groundbreaking solutions in the engineering and development of high density materials, high density polymers, and high density plastics. It works with customers, original equipment manufacturers and material processors in government and industry to overcome physical property and material demands. Its skill and expertise allows customer to focus on form and function while it resolves the products’ material challenges. It strives to provide customers with the highest performing, lowest priced materials so that they can effectively compete in their markets.

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Ecomass high gravity compounds are engineered to replace traditional materials. They’ve replaced lead, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and tungsten in a wide range of applications. They’ve replaced toxic lead projectiles, shielded x-ray and gamma rays, dampened vibrations in automobiles and sporting goods, and balanced weights.

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And, now, high density compounds, like the kind Ecomass produces, are improving pipes, just like GF Piping Systems.

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.

 

 

Improving Ship Comfort

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Consorzio Servizi Navali Industriali (CSNI Scarl) and Marinoni, European companies that specialize in flooring and fire prevention systems, are working on solutions to improve ship comfort. Their projects focus on reducing the noise that passes through deck structure into the cabins below and developing a new housing solution that reduces the height between decks.

The engineers looked at the ship’s structure with regard to reducing vibrations. There were hundreds of supports in the ship’s structure. Inserting an acoustical vibration dampening system at the base of the supports would dampen the vibrations and cut their flow.

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The engineers will also identify and develop improvements for future ships. Such improvements will reduce structure weight, overall installation volume, and reduce construction and refitting time costs. This part focuses mostly on the hotel part of the ship.

The companies’ objective are to industrialize the system and pinpoint a configuration that can attain the highest dampening of the widest spectrum of vibro-acoustic frequencies, all while maintaining shipbuilding requirements.

CSNI Scarl and Marinoni presented their work at the March 19, 2018 Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions

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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. 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.

All materials have natural or resonance frequency. Energy waves, which have both frequency and amplitude, cause vibrations. When technicians and engineers can’t isolate and reduce energy at the source, they utilize dampening materials to reduces, restrict, or prevent oscillations and, thus, reduce energy.

Aircraft audio systems, sports and luxury automobiles industrialists, are just of the few who have successfully used Ecomass’s vibration dampening compounds to achieve their developmental goals.

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.

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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.

 

Cross-Linked Polyethylene

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Most homeowners never think about plumbing until it becomes a problem and most aren’t versed in plumbing language. But, they get a quick lesson when they hear “rusty copper.”

PEX Plumbing, or cross-linked polyethylene, which looks like basic plastic piping, is much more. It’s made of a series of crossed-link polymer bonds that allows it to last longer than both copper and CPVC plumbing. It’s been around for more twenty-five years, but, became an industry standard only within the last ten years.

PEX Plumbing is also easier to install. It requires fewer tools, is flexible, and doesn’t require the soldering or connecting pipes the other types of materials require. It has a higher freeze resistance, so it won’t burst as much. Moreover, it costs less – up to three times less than copper.

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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.

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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, copper, ceramics, aluminum, steel, zinc and lead. Many industries, such as plumbing and construction, are seeking lighter and stronger materials. “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.

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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.

 

RTP Introduces a New Series of Compounds

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RTP Company recently announced a series of thermoplastic compounds that weigh five to ten percent less than typical filled compounds, but which still retain the same mechanical properties and similar shrinkage values as other such compounds.

LT Compounds are the quickest and simplest way to achieve weight decreases in glass fiber molded parts without jeopardizing performance. LT Compounds can be dropped in, so tool adjustments aren’t required, either. Its density reduction, unlike chemical foaming agents, does not depend on wall thickness, so the parts can be attractive. The switch is cost effective and smooth.

LT Compounds work well with hand-held items, sporting goods, or devices that would benefit with weight reduction.

Ecomass Technologies

For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has been delivering innovative solutions through 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 compounds 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.

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In the United States, Ecomass Technologies is the innovative and technological leader in high density engineered thermoplastics. Its line of patented, nontoxic, high-density polymer thermoplastic composite materials can be formulated to meet a wide range of customer needs.

Ecomass’ engineered thermoplastics and high-density polymer compounds have been specified as a direct substitute in a number of applications and also used as balancing weights to reduce the loads to which a part is exposed, increasing the part’s service life.

Engineered thermoplastics, “heavy plastics,” or high density polymers, while their names convey the opposite, interestingly, make parts lighter and improve performance. Regardless of whether the goal is to improve performance, balance, increase service life, or shield radiation, manufacturers need high density materials that allow them to add mass to specific locations.

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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.

 

A New Kind of Polymer Heat Conductor

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Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new kind of plastic material. The polymer thermal conductor, rather than insulating heat, dispels it and functioned as a heat conductor. The new plastic is malleable, lightweight, and capable of conducting about ten times as much heat as most commercial polymers.

Lengthy monomer chains create the polymers. Usually, such chains wind up snarled in a sphere, which traps heat conductors. Engineers remained determined to solve this issue and, for years, experimented with an assortment of polymer conductors, but none were successful. Then they began to consider whether a scattering polymer would work.

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The engineers started using oxidative chemical vapor disposition (oCVD), which developed into a rigid polymer chain and not the usual ball of tangled strands. The oxidant was flowed into a chamber with a vapor of monomers. The unit oxidized and formed polymers and the engineers then fabricated large-scale samples (about the size of a thumbprint).

The polymer samples performed remarkably. They conducted heat at roughly 2 watts per meter per kelvin. Such was roughly ten times faster than conventional polymers. The engineering team plans to conduct more research and also experimenting with how the new material could possibly work with electronics and other products.

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Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastics. It is the groundbreaking leader in patented, non-toxic, high density plastics, high density polymers, and high gravity compounds. Its products are used widely in a number of applications, including radiation shielding materials, gamma ray shielding, vibration damping material, frangible projectiles, and frangible bullets, and molded solutions.

Like MIT, Ecomass’ engineers work with its costumers, both government and private industry, solve physical property and material challenges. Their design expertise takes you a concept all the way to a finished product or part. And, they support you every step along the way.

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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 via its RFQ Form at:

http://www.ecomass.com/contact-us/

Or see its website at: http://www.ecomass.com

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Wolfram Industries Announces Triamet

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With the European Union regulating lead and the nation recognizing its weight and toxicity, manufacturers are continually seeking safer alternatives, including high-density plastics and tungsten. Tungsten is not toxic or environmentally hazardous.

Wolfram Industries recently announced another tungsten based substitute: Triamet, a heavy metal, high density, tungsten-based alloy, which absorbs radiation and shields against gamma radiation. Because tungsten is heavy and dense, it’s appropriate for shielding against high-energy electromagnetic radiation. Plus, Triamet’s melting point of more than 1,000°C makes sure there is little fire risk.

Triamet is also used in radiation therapy for tumor treatment.

Radioactive seeds delivered to a tumor and later removed during internally delivered radiation therapy can be stored in Triamet containers.

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Ecomass Technologies has also responded to the European union’s directive and the nation’s concerns and has helped original equipment manufacturers and material processors around the world to develop eco-friendly thermoplastic compounds that offer lightweight, toxic free radiation shielding, gamma ray shielding, and x-ray shielding

For years, lead was the standard in radiation shielding. It was cheap, simple, and effective. Mounting health, safety and environmental concerns, however, resulted in progressively severe environmental regulations. Ecomass employs a tungsten powder lead substitute and polymeric matrix composite to optimizes material density and wall thickness. Moreover, it is a completely lead-free, injection-moldable thermoplastic solution that satisfies all regulatory concerns and satisfies, gamma, x-ray, and radiation shielding requirements.

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Ecomass Compounds have replaced lead in numerous radiation, x-ray, gamma, and gamma ray shielding applications, including:

o industrial x-ray shielding

o medical x-ray shielding

o temporary shielding at nuclear power plants

Like the entire Ecomass Compound product line, Ecomass’ lead free radiation, gamma, and x-ray shielding compounds are RoHS compliant and do not contain lead, lead compounds, or any other U.S. EPA hazardous or toxic material.

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 lead free compounds.

EconCore Produces Honeycombs Designed with High-End Polymers

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EconCore produces honeycomb sandwich materials that are used in automobiles, furniture, buildings, and package designs. Just recently, it revealed that it had tested honeycomb structures constructed with modified PC, nylon 66, and PPS and that it was going to keep on pursuing improvement with those and other high-end polymers.

EconCore’s patented ThermHex technology has already produced honeycombs made with high-performance thermoplastics. It utilizes a swift in line operations sequence to create structures from a single continuously extruded thermoplastic film. Such consists of an operation series of thermoforming, folding and bonding. It has the potential to work with various thermoplastics and ultimately produce honeycombs of which density, size, and thickness can be modified with simple hardware and/or process parameter adjustments. The method would provide completed composite sandwich materials that are both effective and practical.

Thermoplastic honeycomb cores for composites offer a performance-to-weight ratio that is much easier to achieve than with other types of core materials. ThermHex cores are about 80 percent lighter than solid thermoplastic cores and offer greater thermal insulation, acoustic performance, higher heat resistance, and excellent flame resistance. EconCore is working to provide materials for aerospace and railway industries and sees potential for aircrafts.

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Ecomass Technologies

For nearly thirty years, Ecomass Technologies has delivered groundbreaking solutions through advanced thermoplastic, composite materials, high density polymers, and high density plastics and engineered thermoplastics. It’s worked with government and private industry to solve physical property and material challenges to meet their application needs. Its skills and expertise in the formulation and development of high-density thermoplastic compounds provides its customers, original equipment manufacturers, and material processors, the freedom to focus on design, form and function, while it solves material challenges. By providing the best and lowest-cost materials, it allows its customers to develop and produce the parts and allows them to compete in their respective markets.

Ecomass’ technical support team has advanced experience and can take your product from a concept sketch all the way to a finished part and support you throughout the entire project, from start to completion. Its customer service team is recognized for its skill and responsiveness.

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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.

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.

 

TriFusion Prints a Prosthetic Leg with Carbon Fiber Polyamide and Thermoplastic Material Socket

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TriFusion Devices, of College Station, Texas, along with BASF and Essentium, Has developed a 3-D printed prosthetic leg printed with reinforced short carbon fiber polyamide and a socket crafted with thermoplastic material. The leg’s socket allows for easier and faster adjustments and provides a snugger fit. Standard carbon fiber sockets usually take around three days to cast and mold. TriFusion’s 3D-printed sockets ship within twenty-four hours of scanning.

The prosthetic is lighter, less expensive, and offers people freedom and mobility. Patients who tested it gave it positive feedback.

The companies’ next steps will be to incorporate softer material into the design to further boost patient comfort. They expect the prosthetic to be ready for general release later this year.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has delivered groundbreaking solutions through advanced thermoplastic composite materials, high density polymers, and high density plastics, which can be used in various applications, including weighting, balancing, radiation shielding and vibration damping.

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Ecomass works with both government and commercial clients to resolve problems, create solutions, and meet application requirements. Its proficiencies and experience in the formulation and development of high-density thermoplastic composite materials offers customers the freedom to focus on form and function, while it solves the challenges their products face. It empowers its customers to design and produce the best parts possible by providing them with the highest-performance and lowest-cost high density materials and high density plastics so that they can succeed and prosper in their markets.

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Ecomass’ commitment and responsibility to its customers remains long after the sale of it materials. It provides support from product concept and design, all the way through production and assembly.

The perfect high gravity compound, engineered to your part or application requirements, at the best possible price, is just a phone call or a few clicks away. Contact Ecomass today to learn how it can deliver a material solution perfectly tailored to your needs. Or, check out its Case Studies and Products pages to learn more about how its materials have been utilized to add value to its customers’ products.

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.

 

Blow Molded Plastic Bottles

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The surge in pharmaceuticals, reduced sales prices, and the rise in storing frequently used goods (disinfectants, health and beauty products, etc.) in large scale containers, has led to an increase in the manufacture of blow molded plastic bottles.

The blow molding technique utilizes a multi-layer technology to shape different types of plastic, including PET (polyethylene terephthalate), PE (polyethylene) and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), into lightweight bottles, jugs, and jars. The method improves product stability, compatibility, and regulates moisture barrier requirements. As well, the process involves low costs.

The various blow molding processes include stretch, extrusion, injection, and compound blow molding. Extrusion blow molding is the most common process. A hot tube holds the plastic material in the mold. The machine blows air from the top. The shape is then formed and immediately frozen.

The dairy, food, auto, and beverage industries also use blow molded containers.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has produced innovative solutions through thermoplastic composite materials, high density polymers, and high density plastics. It specializes in high density and lead replacement applications, which can be utilized in a wide array of applications, including vibration dampening, Radiation shielding, gamma ray shielding, and x-ray shielding.

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Ecomass Technologies is primarily a material compounder dedicated to developing, devising, and creating the finest composite materials to empower its customers to produce the best possible parts. It also, however, helps its customers manage the injection molding process of products made with its materials (for example, blow molded plastic bottles and containers).

Ecomass’ commitment to its customers continues long after the sales of its materials. It strives to makes sure that the product its materials helped produce exceeds all expectations.

Ecomass Compounds satisfy the international regulatory concerns of the international marketplace, are completely nontoxic, and meet the EU RoHS Directives

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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.