ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a plastic that is a terpolymer, a polymer consisting of three different monomers. ABS is made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene.  Acrylonitrile is a synthetic monomer made up of propylene and ammonia while butadiene is a petroleum hydrocarbon, and the styrene monomer is made by the dehydrogeneration of ethyl benzene. Dehydrogenation is a chemical reaction that involves the removal of hydrogen from an organic molecule and is the reverse of hydrogenation. … Read more

Craftech Industries Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Hudson, NY — Craftech Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the ISO 9001:2015 certification. This is an upgrade from its previous ISO 9001:2008 certification. ISO 9001:2008 certification is becoming obsolete in September 2018. Therefore, it became important to Craftech to pursue the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification.
ISO 9001:2008 focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction.However,  ISO 9001:2015 focuses on performance while emphasizing the adoption of risk-based thinking and a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle throughout the organization. … Read more

TORLON® Polyamide-imide

TORLON® Polyamide-imide
TORLON® polyamide-imide  is a Solvay brand name for polyamide-imide or PAI. Polyamide-imides demonstrate exceptional mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance properties making them well suited to severe environmental service. PAIs have exceptionally high heat performance with a continuous service temperature of 260°C or 500°F and are inherently flame resistant. They are known to have the highest strength and stiffness at higher temperatures of any thermoplastic. Torlon® resists wear, creep and is also extremely durable from cryogenic temperatures to 275°C (535°F). … Read more

Metal Detectable Plastics in the Food Industry

You are eating a hot dog or digging into a carton of your favorite ice cream. You don’t even think there could be a piece of plastic or metal or just small particles of these materials in there- broken or worn off from the machinery and tools used to get your favorite foods to your grocers’ shelves. But many of the food processing machines and tools used to provide food products have plastic parts in them or are made of plastics. … Read more

Plastic Materials Close Up: Polyoxymethylene (POM), Acetal, Delrin®, and Celcon®

Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a thermoplastic material also known as acetal.  It is a molecule containing the functional group of carbon bonded to two –OR groups. POM was first discovered by German chemist Hermann Staudinger who won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He had studied it in the 1920s but found it to be thermally unstable. DuPont synthesized a version and filed for patent protection of the homopolymer crediting R.N. MacDonald as the inventor. … Read more