This company says that its Clarex®Non-Glare (AG) optical quality acrylic sheets have a fine surface etching which reduces glare on electronic display panels. Sheets are available in stock and custom sizing, two different hardness grades, and in thicknesses from 0.2 to 5 mm. Applications include electronic display panels such as cell phones, notebook computers, video cameras, marine and automotive electronics, and avionics.
Astra, Box 479, Baldwin, NY 11510; FAX (631) 242-1620; www.astraproducts.com .
This company says aircraft manufacturers have found that its PEEK polymer components are lightweight and cost effective replacements for aluminum. The PEEK 450GL30, a 30% glass-filled composite, used in cable clips and conduits, is said to have high strength and resistance to fire and chemicals. The 30% carbon fiber-filled PEEK 450CA30 replaces aluminum retainers in luggage racks.
Victrex USA Inc., 601 Willowbrook Ln., West Chester, PA 19382; FAX (610) 696-5702; www.victrex.com .
Oils and greases
This company has recently expanded and renamed its line of perfluoropolyether (PFPE) lubricants. Now called Uniflor™, the products are divided into five series for different applications. More than 50 different greases are available which can be enhanced with additives including anti-corrosives, rust inhibitors, and UV dyes. Non-flammable UniFlor oils are also available in a wide range of viscosities, some of which offer low vapor pressure.
Nye Lubricants, Box 8927, New Bedford, MA 02742-8927; FAX (508) 994-0499; www.nyelubricants.com .