Case Studies: Industrial Equipment Applications

Chain Guides

Due to their proximity to motors and their exposure to heat from the engine, oils, and greases, chain guides require an extremely durable material with a high heat deflection temperature. When a manufacturer inquired about a thermoplastic compound that could … Continue reading

Cable Conveyor

When a molder and a food manufacturer needed help to reduce abrasion and noise in cable conveyor system, RTP Company found not just one, but two solutions! The materials needed to be molded directly around a cable and fit tightly … Continue reading

Fan Club

Mexico-based manufacturer leapfrogs competition by jumping from metals to thermoplastics Mexico City entrepreneur Javier Robles started Compañia Automotriz De Ventiladores S.A. (CAVSA) in the mid-1980s, manufacturing and supplying aftermarket automotive fans for a wide variety of vehicles. For years, these … Continue reading

Bucket List

In-demand features give aquaculture organizations a revolutionary improvement in assessment techniques-with a little help from polymer science. For the commercial aquaculture industry and researchers alike, arduous “hand-counting and clicking” has long been the standard for assessing marine organisms such as … Continue reading

Raising the “Steaks”!

New plastic innovation improves consumer safety in meat processing industry. Safari Belting Systems manufactures modular plastic conveyor systems that are used extensively by meat processors. According to President Chris Smith, customers often come to them with specialty product requests, but … Continue reading

Power PLA: Novus Glass Incorporated

New biobased plastic parts are tough like conventional engineering plastics, and colorable too Novus Glass Incorporated began more than four decades ago, when Dr. Frank Werner grew frustrated with having to replace his windshield every time he found a small … Continue reading

Superior Conduct

After 20 years, a company finds a high quality, reliable source for conductive plastic Zefon International, a manufacturer of medical products and air sampling equipment used for monitoring indoor environments, takes great pride in the quality of its products. In … Continue reading

Robotics Gearbox

Andy Baker saw a wide disparity among teams in the FIRST robotics competitions — not in talent, but in the access they had to resources that would help them bring their ideas to life. Continue reading

Mail Sorting Trays

The USPS automation system is the multi-billion dollar Flats Sequencing System (FSS) technology. FSS promises to automatically sort flat mail, such as magazines and catalogs, in “carrier route” sequence. Continue reading

Adjustable HVAC Fan

“One size fits all” isn’t a statement normally used to describe cooling fans for commercial refrigeration system compressors. With a myriad of manufacturers all with various models that use different size fan assemblies. Continue reading

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