Tuesday, December 29, 2009

KYDEX® Sheet Available from Professional Plastics Website

KYDEX® sheet is manufactured by Kleerdex Company, a supply partner of Professional Plastics. KYDEX® sheet is an extremely durable thermoplastic alloys extruded in a range of colors, patterns, textures, thicknesses and grades. Specialized grades of KYDEX® sheet meet specific UL, FAR, MVSS, ASTM and/or BS fire ratings , and exhibit exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance required to produce components intended for demanding applications.

Grades of  KYDEX® sheet:

•KYDEX 100 Ultra high impact, high performance, fire-rated sheet suitable for a broad range of demanding applications.

•KYDEX 101 White #62000 or black #52114 substrate with colored, weatherable cap for thermoforming letter backs of electrical signage. Eliminates painting.

•KYDEX 107 For National Sanitation Foundation applications. Numerous textures/sizes, limited colors. FDA approved raw materials. Cost competitive with ABS sheet.

•KYDEX 110 Super tough, durable METALLIC-colored, a proprietary alloy sheet, sets new standards for thermoformers in: formability, rigidity, breakage resistance, fire retardancy and aesthetics.

•KYDEX 115 Rigid, sag-resistant ceiling panel grade in .080" (2.03mm) thickness, available pre-cut. Class 10 rated for clean rooms. Also for food plants, computer rooms, operating rooms, etc.

•KYDEX 130 High performance sheet with integral granite pattern in five colors. Rated Class I/A for non-wallcovering applications. UL 94 V-0 and 5V fire rating.

•KYDEX 150 High performance sheet for building product applications. Rated Class I/A in gauges to .060" (1.52mm); Class II/B in gauges to 0.093" (2.36mm). UL listed.

•KYDEX 152 AR Super tough, durable sheet sets new standards for thermoformers and membrane pressers in formability, rigidity, breakage resistance, and abrasion resistance.

•KYDEX 152 WG Super tough, durable sheet is available in five aesthetically pleasing woodgrain patterns. This material brings new dimensions to thermoformers and membrane pressers in extensibility, toughness, and fire retardancy in a woodgrain design.

•KYDEX 160 High performance sheet for building product and clean room applications. Rated Class I/A and Class 10 in gauges to .125" (3.12mm). UL listed.

•KYDEX 160A A thermoplastic sheet that is used for laminating and thermoforming applications. Meets the Australian fire retardant properties of AS 1530.3 and 1530.4.

•KYDEX 161 A proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet that meets the M1 requirement for the French Epiradiateur Test NFP 92-501.

•KYDEX 1900 Mid-temperature aircraft grade with improved heat distortion characteristics for higher in-service temperatures 168-178°F (75-81°C). Meets FAR requirement 25.853(a).

•KYDEX 200 General purpose sheet with good impact resistance, excellent extensibility and solvent resistance. Cost competitive with many other thermoplastics.

•KYDEX 301 A proprietary Bi-layer thermoplastic sheet that is cost competitive with fire retardant ABS (FR-ABS) formulations but with superior properties ... it is less hygroscopic than FR-ABS ... eliminates drying.

•KYDEX 510 KYDEX sheet of any color with a clear, weatherable cap. Caps also available with black/white or rust/gray granite patterns.

•KYDEX 550 Weatherable, monolithic (no cap) sheet in limited light colors. Excellent impact resistance.

•KYDEX 6185 High-temperature aircraft grade with improved heat distortion characteristics for higher in-service temperatures 180-195°F (82-90.5°C). Meets FAR requirement 25.853(a).

•KYDEX 6200 High performance grade for mass transit vehicle interiors. Meets FTA and FRA fire requirements. Meets low smoke generation requirements.

•KYDEX 6565 High performance grade for aircraft interiors. Meets FAR fire requirements 25.853 (a) and (d).Meets low smoke and low RHR generation requirements.

•KYDEX L Damage-resistant laminating material. Ratings of Class I/A and UL 94 V-0 in gauges to .040 (1.02mm). Can also be thermoformed and membrane pressed.

•KYDEX T High impact, high performance, fire-rated sheet. Cost competitive with flame retardant ABS, but with great impact and extensibility.

•KYDEX V Recycled grade of Kydex "utility black" #52065 sheet. Excellent performance-to-cost ratio.

•KYDEX V100 Recycled black #52114 sheet. Rated UL 94 V-0. Excellent performance-to-cost ratio.

•KYDEX V102 Recycled beige #72401, gray #52346, or black #52114 Kydex sheet with cap in select colors. Rated UL 94 V-0 and 5V.

•KYDEX V103 A recycled grade of a proprietary thermoplastic sheet that is cost competitive with other grades of thermoplastic sheet while offering improved performance.

For more information visit Professional Plastics Kydex Web Page

Or call (888) 995-7767 for the nearest Professional Plastics location.

Plastic Materials for Chromotography, Mass Spec - GC, CG/MS

Professional Plastics offers a full-range of materials used in chromotography, mass spectrometry - GC, CG/MS.  These materials include Polyimide Vespel, Plavis, PEEK and Teflon used for Ferrules and Columns.

Gas-liquid chromatography (GLC), or simply gas chromatography (GC), is a common type of chromatography used in organic chemistry for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition. Typical uses of GC include testing the purity of a particular substance, or separating the different components of a mixture (the relative amounts of such components can also be determined). In some situations, GC may help in identifying a compound. In microscale chemistry, GC can be used to prepare pure compounds from a mixture.
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is a method that combines the features of gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample. Applications of GC-MS include drug detection, fire investigation, environmental analysis, explosives investigation, and identification of unknown samples. GC/MS can also be used in airport security to detect substances in luggage or on human beings. Additionally, it can identify trace elements in materials that were previously thought to have disintegrated beyond identification.

Manufacturers of GC and GC/MS Equipment include: Agilent, LECO Corporation, PerkinElmer, Shimadzu, Thermo Electron Corporation, Varian, Inc. and Alpha MOS - Perichrom.
For more details visit Professional Plastics webpage for Plastic Materials for Chromotography, Mass Spec - GC, CG/MS. 
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vespel® polyimide shapes by DuPont are available online

Vespel® polyimide shapes are produced from advanced polymers developed by DuPont. Vespel® polyimide combines High-Temperature Performance, Natural Lubricity, Dimensional Stability, Chemical Resistance, Creep Resistance, and more.

Vespel® does not outgas or melt at any temperature & performs well in vacuum applications, even in extremely low cryogenic temperatures.

Vespel® polyimide is available in five standard grades:

Vespel® SP-1 - Unfilled. Maximum strength & elongation: lowest modulus & thermal conductivity: optimum electrical properties.
Vespel® SP-21 - 15% graphite (by weight). Enhances inherent wear resistance, improves long term thermal stability.
Vespel® SP-22 - 40% graphite (by weight). Gives low coefficient of thermal expansion. Maximum creep resistance.
Vespel® SP-211 - 15% graphite and 10% TEFLON® fluorocarbon resin (by weight). Lowest static friction.
Vespel® SP-3 - 15% MoS2 (by weight). Best wear performance in dry environments. Dupont Vespel®

For more details visit Professional Plastics' Website or call (888) 995-7767.

Novus Plastic Polish is now available from Professional Plastics Website

Since NOVUS Inc. first introduced NOVUS Plastic Polishes in 1973, the number of plastic products has grown tremendously.   By using a few simple techniques, along with NOVUS Plastic Clean & Shine No. 1, NOVUS Fine Scratch Remover No. 2 & NOVUS Heavy Scratch Remover No. 3, you can actually add life to plastic and keep it looking new. Best of all, you don't have to be a pro to get professional results.

Novus Plastic Polish is available in 3 Grades:

NOVUS No.1 -Gently cleans all plastics without scratching. Leaves a lustrous shine that resists fogging, repels dust, and eliminates static. Resists finger marking Contains no abrasives or harsh chemicals Leaves a smooth, clean, greaseless shine NOVUS No. 1 Cleans, Shines, and Protects All Plastics.

NOVUS No.2 -Removes fine scratches, haziness and abrasions from most plastics. With repeated use, NOVUS No.2 restores faded and discoloured plastics. Removes the damage instead of filling it in Buffs out quickly After restoring, seals with a coat of polish NOVUS NO. 2 Removes Fine Scratches from Most Plastics.

NOVUS No.3 - Removes heavy scratches and abrasions from most acrylic surfaces. Use when damage is too severe to be restored with NOVUS No.2 polish. Requires use of NOVUS No.2 for final finishing Not recommended for use on coated plastics NOVUS No.3 Removes Heavy Scratches from Most Acrylics.
Uses for Novus Plastic Polish:
  • Plastic Storm Windows & Skylights
  • Boat Windows & Fiberglass
  • Auto Interiors, Gauges, Chrome, & Acrylic Paint
  • Collapsible Windows on Convertibles & Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Motorcycle Windscreens, Visors, Fairings & Helmets
  • Snowmobile Windshields, Helmets, & Hoods
  • Turntable Dust Covers, Stereo Faceplates
  • Compact Discs, Video Laser Discs, & CD ROM's
  • Acrylic Hot Tubs & Spas
  • Acrylic, Fiberglass or Cultured Marble Tubs, Showers & Counters
  • Microwave Oven Doors, Decorator Acrylic Refrigerator Panels
  • Acrylic Aquariums
  • Telephones, Pagers, Scanners
  • Acrylic Trophies & Awards
  • Plastic Display Cases & Signs
  • Gauges & Instrument Control Panels
  • Safety shields & Goggles
  • Airplane Windows
  • Salad Bar Sneeze Guards
  • Video Games, Pinball Machines & Jukeboxes
  • Copiers and Fax Machines
  • Acrylic Furniture
  • Cash Registers & Calculators
  • Emergency Vehicle Light Bar Lens Covers
  • Acrylic on Tanning Beds
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For more details, call (888) 995-7767 or e-mail to sales@proplas.com

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Plastic Fabricating Tools and Accessories are now available from Professional Plastics

Plastic Fabricating Tools and Accessories are now available from Professional Plastics to assist in the fabrication of plastic materials. Items include cutting tools, polishing tools, welding products and adhesives.  These tools help plastic fabricators create a wide range of display cases, store fixtures, awards, aquariums and other products fabricated from acrylic, polycarbonate, PETG and other plastics.

Plastic Fabricating Tools & Accessories can be purchased online from Professional Plastics by clicking here.

For more details call (888) 995-7767 or e-mail your request to sales@proplas.com for the nearest location to you.

Ertalyte® TX for USD & FDA compliant wear-resistant parts

Ertalyte® TX for machining high-wear-resistant parts is an unreinforced semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester (PET-P) that has a solid lubricant filler. The material has excellent performance in both high-pressure and high-velocity conditions, and is ideally suited for applications involving soft metal and plastic mating surfaces. Key properties of Ertalyte TX, are its high strength and stiffness, high wear-resistance, very good dimensional stability, high creep resistance and very good chemical resistance. This combination of properties make it an ideal material for machining bushings and bearings that require no startup or running lubrication.   Ertalyte TX has FDA and USDA compliance and is ideal for applications in food packaging and processing equipment.

Ertalyte TX stock shapes are made using proprietary resins produced by Quadrant EPP. Quadrant's Ertalyte TX shapes offer dimensional stability, wear resistance, and low-friction characteristics superior to those properties of competitive filled polyethylene terephthalate polymers. Ertalyte TX is an excellent replacement for Delrin AF parts.

Ertalyte® TX Features:
•FDA, USDA & 3A Dairy compliance
•Dimensional stability
•Wear resistance
•Higher Temperature than competing products
•Low-friction characteristics
•High creep resistance
•Very good chemical resistance
•Excellent performance in both high-pressure and high-velocity conditions
For more details, call Professional Plastics, Inc.
(888) 995-7767 or e-mail to sales@proplas.com

PLAVIS-Esd® ESd Polyimide Shapes Now Available

PLAVIS-Esd®  Polyimide (black) is an ESd (electro-static dissipative) polyimide having surface resistivity in the range of 106 to 109 Ohms/square. PLAVIS-ESd grade (black in color) prevents electro static charge in the fabrication processing and handling of flat panel glass, semiconductor wafers and other products processed in high-temperature, vacuum or reactive environments.   Plavis ESd® is the ONLY commercially available ESd anti-static polyimide shape on the market today.

Plavis ESd® - ESd Polyimide Offers:

•Excellent anti-static properties on surface & ESd resistivity through the molded body.
•Surface resistivity in the range of 10*6 to 10*9 Ohms/square
•Excellent machinability.
•Excellent mechanical strength.
•Excellent thermal resistance – the same as PLAVIS-N.
•Excellent wear resistance
•Safe from damage during glass or wafer handling
•Also available in Conductive Grade (Plavis-E)

Click here for a material data sheet

Available now from Professional Plastics, Inc. 
For more details call (888) 995-7767 are e-mail to sales@proplas.com

Monday, December 21, 2009

Plexiglass Acrylic Sheets for Sale - Wholesale or Retail

Plexiglass / Extruded Acrylic Sheet (aka Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylite, Optix, Plexi) is an excellent glazing, signage, window or display material that is unaffected by moisture, and offers a high strength-to-weight ratio. Acrylic (plexiglass) offers high light transmittance and can be easily heat-formed without loss of optical clarity.

- Plexiglass is 17 times stronger than glass, but 50% of the weight !!

Plexiglass Sheet Order Online - E-Commerce Page
Plexiglass Color Chart
Extruded Acrylic - Data Sheet
Plexiglass Machining Guidelines
Plexiglass Aquarium Tutorial
Plexiglass Extruded Tubes

Plexiglass Cast Acrylic Tubes
Plexiglass Cast Acrylic Rods
Buffing & Polishing Kit
For more information contact Professional Plastics, Inc at (888) 995-7767 or e-mail sales@proplas.com

Tygon® 2075 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing

Tygon® 2075 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing offers an unequaled combination of chemical resistance, clarity and flexibility. Tygon® Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing is virtually unaffected by acids, bases, ketones, salts and alcohols, fitting the requirements of many applications from battery acid filling to hazardous material handling. It's entirely plasticizer-free, eliminating fluid contamination and the premature embrittlement and cracking common with many flexible tubings. Its exceptionally smooth inner surface inhibits particulate buildup and reduces the potential for contamination.

For more details, click here: Tygon® 2075 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing
To request a quote, call (888) 995-7767 or e-mail sales@proplas.com

FM4910 Approved Plastic Materials for Cleanroom Equipment & Construction

FM4910 is the fire retardant property standard established by Factory Mutual System, a worldwide industrial insurance organization, for materials used in clean room applications. Test criteria for the selection of materials for clean rooms are presented. The criteria deal with limiting fire propagation and limiting contamination of the clean room environment by smoke.  Professional Plastics is a supplier of plastic sheets, rods, tubes, films and pipes used in the construction of cleanroom equipment and furniture.  We offer a full range of fire-safe FM 4910 approved materials.

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Polyimide Shapes - Vespel®, Meldin® & Plavis®

Polyimide ( PI ) is a polymer of imide monomers. Thermosetting polyimides are commercially available as stock shapes, thin sheets, laminates and machined parts. Thermosetting polyimides are known for thermal stability, good chemical resistance, and excellent mechanical properties. Thermoset polyimides exhibit very low creep and high tensile strength. These properties are maintained during continuous use to temperatures of 450°F (232°C) and for short excursions, as high as 900°F (482°C). Molded polyimide parts and laminates have very good heat resistance. Normal operating temperatures for such parts and laminates range from cryogenic to those exceeding 500°F (260°C). Polyimides are also inherently resistant to flame combustion and do not usually need to be mixed with flame retardants. Most carry a UL rating of VTM-0.

Polyimide shapes are produced via Isostatic Molding, Compression Molding or Direct-Forming. Polyimide materials are lightweight, flexible, resistant to heat and chemicals. Therefore, they are used in the electronics industry for flexible cables, as an insulating film on magnet wire and for medical tubing. The semiconductor industry uses polyimide for components such as Clamp Rings, Screws, Seals and Wafer Handling Components.

Professional Plastics offers a full line of polyimide shapes including:
Vespel® Polyimide from Dupont
Meldin® Polyimide from Saint Gobain
Plavis® Polyimide from Daelim
Kapton® polyimide film from DuPont

For more information visit http://www.professionalplastics.com/ or call 1-888-995-7767