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Increases performance

The company's 5000 series liquid crystal polymer (LCP) resin for precision motion control components is designed to increase performance and reduce costs. An alternative to PPS, it was developed to rapidly fill parts with walls less than 1-mm thick. Resulting mold shrinkage of parts is reportedly between 0 and 0.25 percent, allowing for "as molded" precision. Fast solidification of LCP in the mold allows for shorter processing times. Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd.



Aqualene(TM) 4343 is a water-based coating that reportedly offers high grease, oil, and water resistance, as well as lactic and acetic acid resistance. It is designed for a wide variety of paper packaging applications. According to the company, the product produces a smooth, glossy, and durable surface on paper and boards, while delivering flexibility for scoring folds. It is designed to provide economical lay-down weights, with a typical starting point as 1 dry lb/1,000 sq feet, to as low as 1 dry lb/ream. ADM Tronics



Designed as an improved water-based coating, Aqualene(TM) 4357 reportedly provides exceptional product-resistant characteristics against grease, oil, and water, as well as lactic and acetic acids. It is designed for a range of paper packaging applications, including dry foods, dairy, bakery, powders, and meats. It reportedly offers an effective alter-native LDPE in packaging structures because of its high barrier properties to penetration. It is also reportedly fast-drying in normal heated air ovens. ADM Tronics


Thermally conductive

Listed with Underwriters Laboratory for passing UL94, V-0, the company's 50-3150 FR Black Epoxy with Catalyst 190 and Catalyst 105 are designed to offer electrical insulation while transferring heat away from hot components. It is a flame-retardant and self-extinguishing epoxy system; it also features a low viscosity system. The product is available in quarts, gallons, and five-gallon pails. Epoxies, Etc.


High machinability and straightness

Engineered as a premium, high-performance extruded square and rectangular bar product, ACC-U-BAR is for applications requiring tighter tolerances and reduced twist, such as the telecom and manifold bar markets. It reportedly features high machinability and straightness. It is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2004. Alcoa Engineered Products

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