Short Fiber Thermoplastic Materials Outperform Long Fibers Thermoplastics

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Piper Plastics recently developed KyronMax a short fiber thermoplastic material that has more mechanical strength than long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials.

KryonMax also has less design and process limitations and consistently outperforms LFT polymers, particularly when assessing the molded part’s performance. Most importantly, it surpasses limitations related to LFT compounds and generates lighter, yet sturdier molded parts. The technology also utilizes much lower filler loadings, which results in a tougher structural plastic that can be applied in exceedingly aggressive applications. Still, it is easy to use and no specialized molding equipment is necessary.

KyronMAX’s unique know-how is hinged on short fiber technology. The polymer, like metal, exhibits isotropy, and has properties that are identical in all directions. It, thus, eliminates the processing and fiber breakage concerns normally associated with LFT. Engineers and designers can now mold complex parts with unsurpassed dependability and achievement.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies focuses on the development and production of high density engineered thermoplastics and providing material solutions to original equipment manufacturers and material processors worldwide. Its sales and engineering teams have helped government and commercial clients solve physical property challenges by developing more than 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and Vibration dampening applications.

Ecomass’ materials are designed to replace traditional high density materials such as lead and other metallic materials. Its high gravity compounds can be formulated up to the density of lead (11.0 g/cc) and offer metal’s weight and physical properties, but with the design and production advantages of injection molded plastics. Its high gravity compounds can be compression molded or injected, which helps customers cut costs by eliminating any need for secondary operations.

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Molded Solutions

Ecomass Technologies is a premier material compounder. It is dedicated to formulating the best possible composite materials so that its customers can produce the best possible parts.

Ecomass works with its customers all the way from product conception to production and set up. It makes sure that its materials exceed expectations.

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For more than fifteen years, Ecomass has developed a network of injection molding partners. These solid relationships offer customers outstanding materials, shorter lead times, and low costs.

Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are lead free and nontoxic, completely satisfy international marketplace regulatory concerns, contain no toxic constituents or U.S. EPA hazardous materials, and comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502.

Contact Ecomass today to check its case studies and products page to learn how it can deliver a custom tailored material for you.

 

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The Quatro Baseball Bat

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Last summer, Rawlings launched the Quatro, a new BBCOR baseball bat. A BBCOR bat, or “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution,” refers to a regulated standard regarding how much energy is lost during a baseball bat’s contact with the baseball. The higher the number, the higher the bat’s trampoline, or bouncing back, effect. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), set 0.50 as the maximum BBCOR value (slightly higher that wood’s trampoline effect).?

The Quatro is an aluminum bat with an inner barrel that’s a blend of carbon fiber and resin. The blend provides a flexible outer shell and a stiff inner barrel. The outer barrel acts as a highly flexible trampoline. A hinge system connects the barrel to the handle, which functions as a vibration dampening collar. The connecting joint, which attaches to the urethane, both ensures that the outer shell never touches the handle and connects to the urethane that dampens vibrations coming off the barrel for enhanced player sensation.

The Quatro demonstrated quick study and anticipated roughly twenty-five percent of Rawlings’ BBCOR bat sales

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies focuses in the creation and production of high density engineered thermoplastics, thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, high gravity compounds, and high density polymers. It delivers material solutions to OEMs and material processors worldwide. Its sales representatives and engineers have helped government and commercial customers surpass physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications.

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Ecomass products replace traditional high density materials including lead and other metallic materials. Its high gravity compounds can be formulated up to the density of lead (11.0 g/cc), offer metal’s physical properties and weight, and deliver injection molded plastic’s design and production advantages. Its high gravity compounds can be injection or compression molded. Perhaps soon or even currently, its customers are either offering or will soon be offering secondary operations.

Vibration Dampening

Everything has frequency, either natural or resonance. Natural frequency is the frequency that exists when a system oscillates (or fluctuates) when not subjected to a continuous or repeated external force.

All materials have resonance frequency. Energy waves, which have both frequency and amplitude, cause vibrations. When technicians and engineers can’t isolate and/or reduce energy at the source, they apply dampening materials to lessen, limit, or avoid oscillations and, thus, reduce energy.

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. Better yet, call me.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies’ concentrates on the development and production of high density engineered thermoplastics, delivering material solutions to OEMs, and material processors worldwide. Its sales representatives and engineering 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.

Ecomass’ high density plastics, high density polymers, and high gravity compounds replace traditional high density materials, such as lead and other metallic materials. They offer the design and production benefits of injection molded plastics, while offering lead’s density (11.0 g/cc) and metal’s weight and physical properties. Its high gravity compounds can be injection or compression molded, which eliminate the need for secondary operations and, thus, reduce costs.

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Vibration Dampening

To reduce or eliminate these vibrations, engineers must either isolate or dampen resonant frequency. If isolation isn’t possible, engineers next introduce a damping material, which reduces, restricts, or prevents the oscillatory system’s energy. Ecomass achieves vibration dampening by selecting a practical and appropriate, high gravity soft base resin or Vibration damping material.

Ecomass’ high gravity thermoplastics 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.

Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are lead free and nontoxic, completely satisfy international marketplace regulatory concerns, contain no toxic constituents or U.S. EPA hazardous materials, and comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502.

Contact Ecomass today to check its case studies and products page to learn how it can deliver a custom tailored material for you.

Injectable Medications in Polymer Syringes

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Various medications are injectable. Biologics, or medicines extracted or manufactured from organic sources, are one kind of injectable pharmaceutical. They successfully treat numerous autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer. Biologics are becoming more popular everyday. Antipsychotic medications, insulin and other diabetes treatments, and fertility treatments are other examples of injectable pharmaceuticals.

Prefilled syringes containing appropriate doses of injectable medications provide numerous advantages for both doctors and patients. They always contain the proper dosage amounts. Such greatly diminishes dosing errors and safeguards patients’ welfare, saves resources and costs, and improves patient compliance. And, for the patient who self injects, they make an unpleasant situation just a little more tolerable.

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Prefilled Polymer Syringes

Prefilled glass syringes currently govern the injectable market. And, for some pharmaceuticals, glass remains the ideal storage material. Heparin, for example, remains stable and uncontaminated in prefilled glass syringes for decades, so it’s unlikely manufacturers will change its mechanisms for this and similar products. Viscous substances, such as dermal fillings, however, require a stable gliding force and a hardy leak free connection, protections that plastic syringes provide. Polymer syringes contain these protections.

Plastics engineers created a pioneering class of thermo elastic polymers that are as clear as glass, but weigh less, are highly resistant to breakage, and which actually prolong the medication’s shelf life. Such contain Daikyo crystal zeniths that that offer a range of properties that drug manufacturers like. They include:

• high heat resistance

• high break resistance

• increased low temperature tolerance, including exposure to freeze drying and liquid nitrogen exposure

• superior drain ability

• high transparency

• low surface energy and an 80 contact angle (glass has a 7 contact angle)

• Environmentally friendly (syringe can be incinerated without any residual ash)

• Wide pH range (from 2 to 12)

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastics. It works with both government and private industry to solve physical property and material challenges.

Ecomass is the groundbreaking leader in patented, non-toxic, high density plastic, 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.

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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 today. It has probably already solved it

Lead Bullets are Poisoning Eagles

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In early December 2017, Veterinarians at City Wildlife in Washington, D.C. treated a bald eagle suffering from advanced stages of lead poisoning. A Maryland police officer found the bird suffering by road. The center discovered high levels of lead in the bird’s system. Despite the center’s efforts, the bird died. It’s the third Eagle the center lost to lead poisoning in 2017.

A spokesperson for the center explained that the birds, which represent our nation, ingest carcasses of animals shot with toxic lead bullets. After hunters shoot animals and gut them, they leave the innards, which attract Eagles and other scavenging animals, who then suffer lead poisoning.

Veterinarians don’t exactly know how many animals succumb to lead poisoning. For every animal that’s known to suffer and die, so many more remain unnoticed.

Lead-free bullets would solve the problem, yet many oppose laws mandating their use, including pro-gun groups such as the NRA.

Ecomass Technologies

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Ecomass Technologies specializes in developing High density plastic, high density polymers, high gravity compounds, and engineered thermoplastics. Its sales and engineering teams help commercial and government customers solve physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications.

Ecomass’ compounds replace lead and other metallic materials. They provide the design and production advantages of injection molded plastics, can be formulated up to lead’s density, and deliver metal’s physical properties. They help eliminating the need for secondary operations and, thus, reduce costs.

Lead Free Ammunition

One of Ecomass’ first and most significant high gravity applications remains the production of nontoxic lead free projectiles. It originally developed the ammunition for military and law enforcement. Such projectiles improve safety and eliminate lead contamination risk. Moreover, the frangible projectiles fully function and pass military and ammunition manufacturer’s strict ballistic performance tests.

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.

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

High Density Plastics Make Bamboo Even Better

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Ecomass-Logo-purple-fontBamboo was one of the first building materials. It was sturdy, dense, and grew rapidly. It also offers several advantages over wood. It’s denser, has higher compressed strength, and contains less oil.

In China, it’s a building staple, but it never really caught on in the United States. United States’ manufacturers have tried for years to incorporate it. They initially tried it as a deck material. Those attempts, however, were terrible failures. The bamboo didn’t resist moisture effectively and it attracted insects.

Manufacturers decided they had to use some kind of replacement or additive in order to make the bamboo more practical. Cali Bamboo mixed reclaimed bamboo fibers with high density plastics and formed a mixture that it then shaped into decking planks of various sizes and colors. Bam Deck, as it’s called, resisted bending and sagging and was more than 3.5 times stronger than traditional wood plastic composite decking. It doesn’t require sealing, painting, or finishing.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass is the innovative and technological frontrunner in high density engineered thermoplastics. Ecomass Compounds are completely nontoxic and can be used to replace lead and other traditional materials.

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Ecomass Compounds are a line of patented, nontoxic, high-density thermoplastic composite materials that can be processed on conventional injection molding, compression molding, and extrusion equipment. Ecomass Compounds can be formulated using a variety of polymers and fillers to meet a wide range of customer requirements including:

• Density (up to 11.0 g/cc)

• Heat Deflection Temperature

• Tensile Strength

• Impact Strength

• Flexural Modulus

Ecomass Compounds also have applications in a variety of other products where lead and other heavy metals are currently used. Some of these include lead free ammunition, Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Gamma Ray Shielding, Weighting and Balancing Applications, and Vibration Damping.

Ecomass high gravity compounds offer outstanding performance. Its high density injection-moldable materials free up premium space in component parts and its weighting and balancing compounds satisfy a wide range of physical property requirements.

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Ecomass Compounds

Ecomass Compounds meet the RoHS Directive; do not contain lead or lead compounds; and, contain no materials the U.S. Department of Defense Listing of Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Substances and Ozone Depleting Substances or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Priority List considers toxic or hazardous.

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

It is probably already working on a solution.

 

An Adhesive-Free Method for Bonding Metal to Thermoplastics

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Powdertech Surface Science has developed a method for bonding metal to thermoplastic composite materials. It calls the method Powderbond. It’s a single-stage process and involves inserting powder-coated aluminum into a mold, together with polypropylene, and utilizing the customary composite curing cycle.

Powdertech employed Powderbond in the Ariel HyperCard project to bond glass fiber polypropylene to aluminum for the vehicle’s monocoque chassis. The work was part of the SOLMAC project, which the Niche Vehicle Network funded as one its Production Readiness projects. Innovate UK, OLEV and the APC also supported it.

Powderbond is a lean manufacturing process that required no surface preparation or activation period and just an energy-saving short curing cycle. A standard chassis consists of several hundred separate parts, welded and riveted together. By producing the aluminum-composite bonds within a mold, the amount of HyperCard Chassis parts are reduced by over 75%.

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Powdertech further explained that bonding thermoplastics and metals in a single process offers remarkable design freedom. Multifaceted and complex shapes can be molded into the composite structure all while integrating high strength metal features. One could use the best lightweight materials for the job, wherever they are needed.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Compounds are a line of patented, nontoxic, high-density thermoplastic composite materials that can be processed on conventional injection molding, compression molding, and extrusion equipment. Ecomass Compounds can be formulated using a variety of polymers and fillers to meet a wide range of customer requirements including:

• Density (up to 11.0 g/cc)

• Heat Deflection Temperature

• Tensile Strength

• Impact Strength

• Flexural Modulus

Ecomass Compounds also have applications in a variety of other products where lead and other heavy metals are currently used. Some of these include Lead Free Ammunition, Gamma Ray Shielding, Weighting and Balancing Applications, and Vibration dampening.

Molded Solutions

Ecomass Technologies is committed to developing, formulating, and producing the best possible composite materials to empower its customers to produce the best possible parts. While it is not an injection molder, it nonetheless helps its customers manage the injection molding process of parts made with its materials.

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With Ecomass, there’s no need to utilize a qualified molder or wonder whether a molder can effectively run a new material. Ecomass’ skill, training, and over 15 years of experience provides it with an established network of injection molding partners with whom it has great working relationships. Such results in short lead times and lower costs.

Ecomass Compounds

Ecomass Compounds meet the RoHS Directive; do not contain lead or lead compounds; and, contain no materials the U.S. Department of Defense Listing of Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Substances and Ozone Depleting Substances or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Priority List considers toxic or hazardous.

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

It is probably already working on a solution.

The Peregrine Fund Hopes to Save Birds From Extinction

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The Peregrine Fund hopes to save California Condors, one of world’s largest birds, from extinction by asking hunters in Utah and Arizona to use lead free ammunition.

Hunting and habitat destruction almost caused the California Condor to become extinct. Lead poisoning, however, causes the most deaths. Hunters, using lead bullets, while target shooting, shooting rabbits and other small animals. The birds then feed on the carcasses and suffer from lead poisoning.

In 1996, six California Condors were released in the region. There are now eighty-two. Roughly 450 birds live in captivity or in California and Mexico.

The Peregrine Fund has recruited social scientists and wants to educate coyote and bobcat hunters, as well as those who put down feral or domestic animals and leave the bodies for the condors and other scavenging birds.

The states of Arizona and Utah have sent letters to deer hunters, provided lead free ammunition at no cost, hosted shooting clinics, and offered raffles for those willing to drop off animal carcasses. The programs, however, are voluntary.

Ecomass Technologies

Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has delivered innovative solutions through advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastic composite materials. It has worked with both government and commercial customers to overcome physical property and material challenges to meet application needs. Its knowledge, skill, and expertise in the formulation and development of high density thermoplastic compounds allows it to solve material challenges so its customers, original equipment manufacturers, and material processors have the design freedom to focus on form and function. It strives to provide its customers with the highest performing, best priced materials and empower them to develop and produce the finest parts possible and allow 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 tungsten in a variety of applications. They have been used to shield x-rays and gamma rays; dampen vibrations; balance weights and reduce the loads to which a part is exposed; and, provide density to traditional metallic materials with the production and economic advantages of injection or compression molding.

Ecomass Compounds

All Ecomass Compounds meet the RoHS Directive; do not contain lead or lead compounds; and, contain no materials the U.S. Department of Defense Listing of Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Substances and Ozone Depleting Substances or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Priority List considers toxic or hazardous.

Frangible Ammunition

Frangible ammunition represents the first practical revolutionary change to firearms science in over 100 years. Frangible ammunition powderizes upon impact in order to prevent ricochet hazard and to improve safety during close-quarters combat. Ecomass produces Frangible Ammunition with composite materials of tungsten, copper, or tin utilizing an injection molding or powder metallurgical production process.

Ecomass produces its frangible ammunition using a highly controlled injection molding process that meets the strictest of tolerances. Its projectiles pass both the military’s and many of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturers’ strict ballistic performance testing.

Ecomass Compounds have been used frangible ammunition for the following programs:

• Military training ammunition projectiles (5.56mm)

• Military training ammunition projectiles (9mm and 40 cal)

• 40mm door breaching grenade projectiles for law enforcement personnel

Lead Free Ammunition

Nontoxic, lead free ammunition remains one of the first and most significant Ecomass High Gravity Compound applications. It’s ideal for indoor ranges and close-quarters combat training. It increases safety and eliminates lead contamination risk at firing ranges and hunting grounds.

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/

It is probably already working on a solution.

 

NASA Testing Rocket With a 3-D Printed Vibration-Dampening Device

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NASA recently finished hot-fire testing of an RS-25 rocket engine that contained its largest 3-D printed vibration-dampening device, called a Pogo Accumulator Assembly. The Pogo Accumulator Assembly works as a shock absorber to dampen propellant oscillations that flow between its engine and vehicle. Without dampening, the oscillations would be hazardous.

Throughout the 400-second test, NASA and co-tester, Aerojet Rocketdyne, assessed the pogo accumulator assembly. The assembly consisted of two components (pogo accumulator and pogo-z baffle) that selective laser melting created. Selective laser melting is also 3-D printing technique.

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne are testing the 3-D-printed components on a development engine that analyses systems for a NASA Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. The still-in-development SLS will send astronauts and cargo to explore the moon and other deep-space endpoints. 2019 is the tentative start date.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass is the innovative and technological frontrunner in high density engineered thermoplastics. Ecomass Compounds are completely nontoxic and can be used to replace lead and other traditional materials.

Ecomass Compounds are a line of patented, nontoxic, high-density thermoplastic composite materials that can be processed on conventional injection molding, compression molding, and extrusion equipment. Ecomass Compounds can be formulated using a variety of polymers and fillers to meet a wide range of customer requirements including:

• Density (up to 11.0 g/cc)

• Heat Deflection Temperature

• Tensile Strength

• Impact Strength

• Flexural Modulus

Ecomass Compounds also have applications in a variety of other products where lead and other heavy metals are currently used. Some of these include Lead Free Ammunition, Gamma Ray Shielding, Weighting and Balancing Applications, and Vibration dampening.

Vibration Dampening

Waves of energy cause vibrations. Vibrations, thus, have both frequency and an amplitude, plus natural or resonance frequency. In order to reduce or eliminate vibrations, you need to isolate or dampen vibration.

Lowering resonant frequency reduces energy at the source and isolates vibration. If lowering resonant frequency isn’t possible, engineers and original equipment manufacturers next try to Dampen Vibrations by introducing Vibration Damping Materials. vibration damping materials absorb the vibrations and reduce the energy an oscillatory system produces. This then reduces, restricts, and/or prevents oscillation.

Choosing Vibration Damping Materials

Viable vibration dampening solutions must display two qualities: 1) it must be dense; and, 2) it must be relatively soft or “dead.” Ecomass’ extensive training, skill, and experience with high-density materials and its ability to know and understand exactly what its customers’ are working with and what they need, allow it to deliver precise solutions for practically any vibration dampening application at the optimal price-point.

Ecomass Compounds

Ecomass Compounds meet the RoHS Directive; do not contain lead or lead compounds; and, contain no materials the U.S. Department of Defense Listing of Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Substances and Ozone Depleting Substances or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Priority List considers toxic or hazardous.

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

It is probably already working on a solution.

 

High-Density Polymers Make Sleeping More Comfortable

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Everyone wants sleep. Hardly anyone claims they get enough sleep. Of course, everyone wants a nice, comfortable bed. High-density memory foam mattresses, the kind that are thick and conform to the sleeper, are known to be extremely comfortable and have become very popular.

Density, as the mattresses’ title implies, is an important component. Most manufacturers utilize a high density polymer or high density polyurethane foam. High density foam feels very soft, yet provides solid support. The higher the density, the greater the support. When the mattress conforms to the individual, it is reacting to their body heat, not their weight.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass is the innovative and technological frontrunner in high density engineered thermoplastics. Ecomass Compounds are totally nontoxic and can be used to replace lead and other traditional materials.

Ecomass Compounds also have applications in a variety of other products where lead and other heavy metals are currently used. Some of these include Lead Free Ammunition, gamma ray shielding, Weighting and Balancing Applications, and Vibration Damping.

Ecomass Compounds are a line of patented, nontoxic, high-density thermoplastic composite materials that can be processed on conventional injection molding, compression molding, and extrusion equipment. Ecomass Compounds can be formulated using a variety of polymers and fillers to meet a wide range of customer requirements

Weighting and Balancing

Ecomass high gravity compounds provide exceptional performance. Its high density injection-moldable materials can be adapted to satisfy a wide variety of needs, including tensile, impact strength, and flex strength; flex modulus; and, heat deflection temperature.

The large amount of base resins and weighting agents at Ecomass’ disposal gives it the flexibility to engineer materials that match its customers’ precise product and application needs at optimal costs. Plus, its skill and experience with numerous base resins allows it to be completely objective when determining which thermoplastic composite material will offer its customers the best solution. It works diligently to provide precisely engineered materials for its customers and not just products off the shelf.

Ecomass high gravity compounds offer outstanding performance. Its high density injection-moldable materials free up premium space in component parts and its weighting and balancing compounds satisfy a wide range of physical property requirements.

Ecomass Compounds

Ecomass Compounds meet the RoHS Directive; do not contain lead or lead compounds; and, contain no materials the U.S. Department of Defense Listing of Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous Substances and Ozone Depleting Substances or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Priority List considers toxic or hazardous.

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

It is probably already working on a solution.

 

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.