Color concentrates impart a soft translucent "frosted" effect to polypropylene (PP) products. Based on heavy metal-free pigments in a PP carrier resin, these additions to the TEKlite(reg) line of concentrates produce the frosted effect uniformly throughout the molded or extruded product. Standard TEKlite frosted-effect colors include light blue and green, lime, dark green, yellow, and red. The colors are supplied as nominal 0.125- or 0.0625-inch pellets or beads and can be used with homopolymer or copolymer PP resins in injection molding.
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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.