Advanced Polymer Alloys has developed a clear grade of its Alcryn Melt-Processible Rubber (MPR). Called Alcryn MPR 2060CL, the new material adds clarity to the MPR's well-known resistance to flex fatigue, chemical resistance, and ability to bond to flexible PVC. The clear grade is currently available in a 60 Shore A durometer. Anticipated applications include watchbands, computer and electronic devices, bicycles, skateboards, toys, and more. For more info, go to www.apainfo.com.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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