Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Polystone® M XDT - New X-Ray Detectable UHMW-PE Shapes

Polystone® M XDT (X-Ray Detectable UHMW-PE) is available from Professional Plastics, Inc.
R̦chling Engineering Plastics continues to set trends and provide solutions in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries when it comes to product safety and quality assurance Рannouncing the first X-ray detectable UHMW-PE available in the market.

Repeated handling, cleaning and normal wear and tear of plastic component parts on food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing machinery increases the risk of a fragment breaking off and contaminating the product during processing.

The need for traceable plastics, especially machined parts for filling, sorting and packaging machinery is critical due to strict FDA regulations regarding foreign materials and contaminants. Since we introduced our line of Metal Detectable engineering plastics (Polystone M MDT (UHMW-PE) and Sustarin C MDT (Acetal)) more than two years ago, these unique products continue be an effective solution for plastic parts used in open product zone applications.

However moving forward, we quickly realized a demand for X-ray detectable plastic parts for today's high speed machinery as processors turn to X-ray inspection equipment especially for post-package inspection. Working together with one of the world's largest food processors and a leading manufacturer of X-ray inspection systems, our Polystone M XDT has proven to be detected with a particle size as small as a 3mm cube. Running at speeds as fast as 250 feet-per-minute, this product can be detected and automatically sorted to a product hold area for further inspection. It works effectively with various types of packaging including metal cans, plastic and composite containers and glass jars.

Applications: - Scraper blades - Mixer Components - Baffles - Filler plates - Wear plates - Pillow blocks - Pocket fillers - Volumetric fillers - Cups & Sleeves - Piston fillers - Hopper guides - Dividers

  • Polystone® M XDT can be detected as small as a 3mm cube.
  • Polystone® M XDT - the industry's first X-ray detectable UHMW-PE

    Note:  It is the responsibility of the user to test and approve the detection of this product due to variations in x-ray detection systems and required sensitivity settings.

  • Polystone® M XDT is available in both sheets, rods and fabricated parts to your specifications.
    Rods: .500" to 6" diameter (12.7mm to 152mm)
    Sheets: 3/8" to 4" thick (9.52mm to 101mm)

    Click here to order online or request a custom quote: http://www.professionalplastics.com/PolystoneM_XDT_X-RayDetectableUHMW


    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    8 Everyday Uses For Teflon

    Considering the fact that plastic products seem to find their way into several aspects of one's everyday life, it should come as no surprise that Teflon, created by DuPont research scientist Dr. Roy Plunkeet in 1938, seems to appear time and time again on the list of essential ingredients to many products. Take for example the list below:

    8 Everyday Uses For Teflon

    Cooking:  non-stick pots and pans
    Beauty Products: nail polish remover and curling and flat irons
    Automotive: windshield wiper blades
    Apparel and Home: fabric and upholstery protection
    Manufacturing: machines and applications which require sliding actions or require bearings, sliding plates, gears, bushings, etc.
    Medical: medical equipments and Teflon grafts and implants
    Research: laboratory equipment like containers and tubing
    Technology: Computer equipment and robotics

    To find out more interesting information about Teflon, watch this clip from The Balancing Act



    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Polish, Clean and Repair Your Plexiglass with Novus Plastic Polish

    Clean, polish and maintain the look of your plexiglass windshield, tabletop, or store display with Novus Plastics Polish available from Professional Plastics. Professional Plastics stocks and distributes the full-line of Novus Plastic Polish through our 16 USA locations. 

    Since NOVUS first introduced NOVUS Plastic Polish in 1973, the number of plastic products has grown tremendously. Yet, as widely used as plastic is, many people are still not sure how to care for it. By using NOVUS Plastic Cleaner; you can actually add life to plastic and keep it looking new. 

    Novus Plastic Polish is Available in Three 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.

    Just can't wait to get your hands of this amazing stuff...click here to order

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    An Inside Look....

    If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Professional Plastics, here is an insiders look at our amazing warehouse.  In this mammoth-sized room we house limitless plastic products and fabricate our customers custom orders and special needs.  Our warehouse is quite an amazing space and we greatly appreciate all those who work so hard to keep it running.

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    Thermoforming | Who knew?


    Have you ever wondered how your favorite plastic products get their unique shape?  The answer: Thermoforming.  To find out more watch this facinating video by PlastimachCorp