Case Studies: PA Applications

Security and Accessibility

Modular weapon mounting system provides fast accessibility & increased security for consumers, law enforcement, and military For many rifle owners, gun security has long been limited to options offering relatively low levels of protection or accessibility, such as locking cables … Continue reading

The Means To The Ends

Thermoplastic clamp with overmolded tips delivers better safety Anywhere there are utility line workers repairing high voltage power lines, you’re likely to see insulated safety blankets. And anywhere you see insulated safety blankets, you’ll see plastic clamps—or “diaper pins” in … 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

Saving Water

New bicycle bottle cage helps keep water supply always safely at hand Whether amateur or professional, serious cyclists want the assurance of quick and easy access to their water bottle during a hard ride―for health as well as competitive reasons. … Continue reading

Easy to Handle: Handle-Tech Ltd.

Unique product made from innovative compound keeps workers safer Dale Gregg has been developing creative solutions to challenging business and industry problems for decades. When a friend explained how his son had crushed his hand while moving sections of heavy … Continue reading

Sailboat Blocks

“Our use of plastics is rising exponentially,” proclaims Peter Harken, President of Harken, Inc. This non-traditional approach has allowed the Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based company to dominate the marine hardware industry. Continue reading

Fire Helmets

Cairns & Brother, Inc., has pioneered firefighter helmet technology since 1836. Their commitment to protecting lives is evident in their Cairns Helmet “systems.” Continue reading

Marine & Industrial Cleats

Ronstan of Victoria, Australia and RTP Company teamed-up to meet the demanding material requirements for various cam cleat systems used in marine and industrial settings. Continue reading

Fastening Tool

Vertex Fasteners Inc. received these comments while conducting research on fastening tools for the bedding and furniture industry. Continue reading

Drill Housing

Maxicraft S.A. in Vemantes, France, manufactures a complete line of sturdy hand-held tools used by do-it-yourself consumers throughout Europe. Continue reading