The development of new and innovative materials is what drives our creative team. As a custom compounder, we are constantly developing new materials and helping to provide solutions for new applications. We continuously search for ways to improve thermoplastic materials by providing better physical, chemical resistance or electrical characteristics.
Four of our latest materials are featured below.
EverGlide® MED family of polymer compounds offer best-in-class friction control and lubricity while balancing physical properties and medical compliance. EverGlide® MED highly lubricious compounds are available in a wide of range of polymers including thermoplastic elastomers, TPU, polypropylene and polyethylene.
Designed for use in medical tubing, lumens and catheters, EverGlide® MED compounds increase lubricity and lower pulling force which allows for elimination of hydrophilic coatings.
EverGlide® SG (Patent Pending)
Traditional lubrication technologies have many draw backs. Some can be pulled out of a polymer or be removed from the surface, decreasing lubrication under high pressure wear applications. Others can compromise physical characteristics, are messy to work with or limit the product to one color choice.
EverGlide® SG is the next generation of lubricated thermoplastics providing improved process-ability, a lower coefficient of friction, better abrasion resistance, and even self-healing surfaces, in some applications. It performs well under higher processing pressures, high speeds and elevated temperatures. EverGlide® SG is a reactively made allowing the product to have inherent properties of lubricity. By adjusting this reaction, a product can be modified to provide lubricity based on the desired application.
DynaSil™ FR (Patent Pending)
DynaSil™ FR is a flame retardant synergist masterbatch produced in a proprietary reactive extrusion process. This cost effective technology improves impact strength, processing, as well as acts as a char toughener and heat shield in both halogenated and non-halogenated FR systems.
The unique mechanism of the DynaSil™ FR forms a film on the surface of burning plastic that helps to create a toughened char. This solid phase char inhibits the fuel source from being exposed to the heat source. Temperatures are reduced as the fuel is choked off extinguishing one segment of the fire triangle. This product works as a synergist in both halogen and non-halogen systems.
Other benefits include an increase of the Limited Oxygen Index (LOI), reduction in peak Heat Release Rate (HRR), reduction in Carbon Monoxide (CO) evolution, reduction of smoke in halogenated FR systems, and even partial or complete elimination of antimony trioxide.
Although glass microspheres have been used as low-density fillers since the mid-1960s, there were few applications available due to limited crush strength. DynaMix Lite technology in glass microsphere light-weighting for reduced density. The key in compounding this technology is our ability to properly react the glass microspheres and disperse them to provide high performance compounds that are low in density, dimensionally stable (lower coefficient of linear thermal expansion) and provide lower cycle times.