Materials: Clariant Masterbatches has developed a range of color masterbatches formulated for use with PEEK materials, and the company is also producing specialty compound pre-colored PEEK materials, which are available in small and large quantities. These fully compounded grades can also incorporate fiber reinforcements, conductive or antistatic fillers, as well as other performance-enhancing additives.
Clariant’s RENOL® color masterbatch series includes more than a dozen standard colors designed specifically for use in PEEK polymers. Standard-color masterbatches can be delivered in five to seven business days, and custom colors are also available. All meet the requirements of high-performance applications in markets like aerospace, automotive, electrical devices, military and medical.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
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