Advanced Elastomer Systems and Trexel, Inc. have announced an exclusive license agreement to develop dynamic sponge-foam automotive weatherseal systems. Advanced Elastomer will develop Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) products that take full advantage of Trexel's MuCell® supercritical nitrogen microcellular foam process. Trexel will specify a full extrusion process optimized for Santoprene TPV and will make available standard equipment packages. For more info, visit www.santoprene.com and www.trexel.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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