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High Density thermoplastic material formulations are currently being used for lead replacement for health, safety, and environmentalconcernsandto increase part density without using metals.

High-density Thermoplastic formulations provide a high specific gravity and afford a significant advance in part mass without metal’s design limits, costs, and complicated processing. Put it in place of conventional plastic and it’ll add weight and mass for higher quality, all while maintaining the same part design and volume.

Lead Replacement For Health, Safety, And Environmental Concerns

Health, safety, and environmental concerns are increasing the need for lead replacement. Just consider what’s happened lately with Detroit and its drinking water and you get the idea. Initially, lead poisoning can be difficult to distinguish. Those with high blood levels can seem healthy. Symptoms don’t usually appear until dangerous blood levels accumulate. Those symptoms include irritability, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, seizures, and hearing loss.

Engineers can structure High-Density Thermoplastic Material to be non-toxic and use it as a lead replacement. Designers are now using high density polymer formulations in radiation shielding for nuclear medicine, X-ray equipment, and in non-toxic ammunition.

Increase Part Density Without Using Metals

There is also a need to raise part density without using metals. The polymers in High-Density Thermoplastic materialcompounds have certain properties that influence mold design and additives that boost the matrix’s thermal conductivity. They don’t need unusual cooling systems and in certain situations, cooling time can be lessened.

Injection molding is the most common technique for handling high-density thermoplastic formulations. They offer many useful advantages, including the ability to add weight and balance.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has delivered groundbreaking solutions through advanced composite high-density materials or heavy plastics and engineered thermoplastics. It specializes in high density and lead replacement applications, which can be utilized in a wide array of applications, including weighting, balancing, radiation shielding and vibration damping.

Ecomass has worked with both government and commercial clients to solve issues, develop solutions, and meet application needs. Its never-ending training, skills, and experience in the formulation and development of high density thermoplastic compounds offers all its customersthe freedom to design and focus on form and function, while it solves the challenges their products face. Its goal is to empower its customers to design and produce the best parts possible by providing them with the highest-performance and lowest-cost high density materials or high density plastics so that they can succeed and prosper in their markets.

Lead Replacement

Ecomass Compounds offer lead free, nontoxic-engineered thermoplastics for x-ray and gamma ray shielding applications, helping device manufacturers meet industry and health standards while overcoming regulatory concerns.

Ecomass optimizes shielding by designing the material density and wall thickness to deliver the level of shielding the customer requires at the optimal price point. Utilizing a composite of tungsten powder in a polymeric matrix, Ecomass lead free radiation shielding materials provide device manufacturers and material processors with a completely lead-free, injection-moldable thermoplastic solution to overcome all regulatory concerns and satisfy radiation shielding needs. Moreover, our engineered x-ray and gamma ray shielding compounds are price competitive with other lead-free shielding materials.

Ecomass Compounds have replaced lead in numerous radiation shielding applications, including:

o Industrial x-ray shielding

o Medical x-ray shielding

o Temporary shielding at nuclear power plants

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.

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