DSM Engineering Plastics has entered into the film market with the introduction of several Akulon(reg) nylon grades suitable for cast and blown film applications in various viscosities. Internally lubricated and nucleated grades also are available. The Akulon nylons are said to be extremely clean and characterized by excellent clarity, color, and low gels. They offer good puncture resistance and have low gas transmission values. DSM Engineering Plastics (M), P.O. Box 3333, Evansville, IN 47732-3333, FAX (812) 435-7706.
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.