NewAge Industries' polyethylene-lined EVA tubing is a co-extruded product that combines the functionality of polyethylene with the flexibility of EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). Polyethylene tubing is typically a semi-rigid product and the addition of EVA gives it enhanced flexibility and allows its use with economical barb-style fittings. The tubing's manufacturing method ensures a permanent bond between the inner and outer layers. First the core of low density polyethylene is extruded, then farther down the production line, the EVA covering is extruded around the core. The tubing offers different performance characteristics for the inside and outside of the tube: cleanliness inside, flexibility outside.
Produced from Class VI, FDA-sanctioned ingredients, translucent polyethylene-lined EVA tubing is non-toxic, odorless, tasteless and inert. It offers good general chemical resistance and a low friction coefficient. Polyethylene-lined EVA also resists gases and moisture and remains pliable even after extended contact with alcohol. NewAge stocks polyethylene-lined EVA tubing in nine sizes from 1/8 to 1 inch I.D and it can be used in applications such as food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical uses, chemical transfer, appliances, computer equipment, laboratories and fluid feeds and drains.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.