See-Through Plastics PLUS
Clear, Rigid Polyurethane
Recognized as a
in plastics processing
has the ability to
combine the optimum
material solution with the most suitable manufacturing
method, and thus provides industry with the most
innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions available
today. Ensinger designs and manufactures semi-finished
and finished products tailored exactly to the customerís
individual requirements. Your projects can benefit
from Ensingerís vast knowledge base and many years of
experience in finding the best solutions for problems
involving engineering thermoplastic materials.
Ensinger offers a broader array of engineering materials
than any other plastics processor. From commodity
materials such a polypropylene, polyethylene, acetal and
nylon to high performance resins such as TECAPEEK?
polyetheretherketone and TECATRON?polyphenylene sulfide,
Ensinger has the ability to provide shapes and parts
for even the most difficult and challenging applications
In addition to this wide range of engineering material
choices, Ensinger also provides a staff of extremely knowledgeable
plastics professionals to help their customers
make informed material choices and process decisions.
From their experienced customer service staff to their
industry specific market specialists, Ensingerís ability to
guide customers toward the right engineering solution is
For more information, contact Bruce Dickenson,
Ensinger, 365 Meadow lands Avenue, Washington, PA
15301-8984, 724-746-6050/800-243-3221, Fax: 724-746-9209, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.ensinger-ind.com.
The new WEGENER BV 306 bending machine is suitable
for processing sheets in up to .?thickness. In its standard
version, the machine is capable of bending PE, PP and
PVDF. For these semi-crystalline materials, a V-shaped top
heating bar is used to achieve a permanent corner. When
equipped with a flat bar, the machine can easily handle
PVC, CPVC, PC and acrylic.
The heating element travel limitation, which is offered
as an option for the upper and the lower bar, allows the
bending of see-through materials without leaving any
markings. So even in heavier gauges, a cosmetically pleasing
bend is achieved economically with accuracy at full
heating times, bending
times and the
temperatures are set
by way of a modern
performed with easy
to follow displayed
symbols. Once the
parameters are set, the operator can insert or relocate the
sheet and let the machine do its job. For added versatility,
a lateral quick-release fastener on the clamping beam
allows for easy removal of closed profiles.
For more information, contact Leah Dockter, Wegener
Welding LLC., 16W301 S. Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL
60527, 630-789-0990, Fax 630-789-1380, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.wegenerwelding.com.
4' 120V Plastic Bending Table
table with top
heat for faster
cycle time and
This table is
resistant Trespa panel. This table features one top heat,
one bottom heat, and one controller. The temperature is
infinitely adjustable and the heating wire height can be
adjusted. The working width is 1250 mm (48? and material
thickness is from 0.5 to 10mm (.02 to .39?. There is
an optional timer available and freight delivery
(Continental USA) is included.
Abbeon offers a complete range of plastic bending
equipment including Free Standing Heating Trays,
Adjustable Bending Fixtures, Plastic Bending Bars,
Silicone Heaters and Heating Blankets, Accessories and
For more information, contact Jim Early, Abbeon Cal
Inc., 1363 Donlon Street, Unit 1, Ventura, CA 93003,
800-922-0977, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
Acrylic Sheet Lines
to signage, glazing, furniture and lighting just to name a
few. Plaskolite has a robust product line; ABS, OPTIX?
acrylic, TUFFAK?polycarbonate, VIVAK?PETG and FABBACK
?mirror to enhance these applications and more.
Acrylic sheets have several grades, OPTIX extruded,
DURAPLEX impact modified and OPTIX-L continuous cast.
These versatile sheets can be specified in many applications.
Acrylic from Plaskolite is inherently UV resistant and
crystal clear. The beauty of acrylic sheets, it can go from
residential to industrial and beyond.
TUFFAK polycarbonate sheets are easy to form and fabricate
and are virtually unbreakable. From trains and
boats to windows and signs Plaskolite has the polycarbonate
sheet in clear, colors and mirrorized options.
ABS is a hidden gem in the thermoplastic portfolio. It
has excellent impact strength and is easy to fabricate and
form, it is rigid and creep resistant. Plaskolite extrudes
this sheet with the highest quality of recycled product with
a 100% virgin cap. This utility grade thermoplastic is ideal
for automotive, dunnage and containers.
VIVAK PETG sheet is the ideal product for deep draws
and complex shapes. It is thin and lightweight for direct to
print applications. This durable and flexible co-polyester
sheet is intended for interior P.O.P. displays, it meets FDA
requirements for food contact and will not sacrifice structural
integrity in the finished part.
All thermoplastic sheet products from Plaskolite are
backed by a team of experts ready to support specifiers,
designers and end users.
For more information, contact Jane Nash, Plaskolite,
LLC, 400 W Nationwide Blvd, Suite 400, Columbus, OH
43215, 800-848-9124/662-893-5409, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.plaskolite.com.
CNC Edge Polishing
Eliminate the finishing of edges by hand with the latest in
CNC polishing technology. The EURACRYL ABP 310 Edge
Polisher can produce flat edges from a matte finish to high
gloss polish on acrylics, polycarbonates, and visual plastics,
and also chamfer edges.
Stiles Machineryís EURACRYL ABP 310 machines are
CNC-controlled edge polishers for manufacturing components
made of plastics, including acrylic. Itís designed to
eliminate manual labor; the machine brings value as a
standalone machine or a component of a work cell.
310 frame is
ďsteel of tomorrow?
the increased demand on machine dynamics while providing
a low vibration, stable machine construction ?resulting
in higher quality finished parts, longer tool life, and
less manual labor.
The machine features a 10' working field. The openended
table design of the ABP 310 allows for machining of
parts longer than 10' (in 2 cycles). Parts can be stacked up
to the maximum processing height of the machine, further
enhancing the efficiency and throughput of the machine.
For more information, contact James Swanson, Stiles
Machinery, 3965 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512,
616.698.7500, E-mail: email@example.com,
Trident Plastics Inc. offers
plate from .250?
up to 5.00?thick in a wide
range of formulations.
Trizod?OP is an optically
clear polished, ultravioletstabilized
polycarbonate sheet specially
superior optical performance.
It is also available in
FDA compliant and staticdissipative
GP-P is a general purpose
polished polycarbonate and
Trizod MG Clear & Black is a machine grade polycarbonate
that is an un-polished, ultraviolet-stabilized polycarbonate
with excellent dimensional stability and good
strength and stiffness over a wide range of temperatures.
They also offer 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% glass-reinforced
polycarbonate that is effective in designs where
metals, particularly die-cast aluminum and zinc, are commonly
used. The addition of glass fibers to polycarbonate
increases tensile strength, stiffness, compressive
strength, and lower the thermal expansion coefficient.
The greater the amount of glass fiber added to the polycarbonate,
the greater the effect on each property will be.
For example, compared to standard un-filled grades,
Lexan?3414R 40% glass-reinforced polycarbonate has
as much as five times the tensile modulus, more than
double the flexural and tensile strength, and up to 65%
more compressive strength.
Since, 1977, Trident Plastics Inc. has been supplying industry
with quality materials, competitor prices, and an unsurpassed
level of service. Their customer base is nationwide
with a primary focus on machinists and fabricators. They are
a full-service distributer offering plastic shapes, resins and a
wide range of services including compression-molding, thermoforming,
vacuum forming, thermoplastic welding, surface
planning & grinding and laser and water jet cutting.
For more information, contact Dean Cadic, Trident
Plastics Inc., 1029 Pulinski Rd., Ivyland, PA 18974, 215-672-5225, Fax: 215-672-5582, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.tridentplastics.com.
Profiles & Tubing
Petro Extrusion Tech., Inc. (PET) offers both custom and
stock clear extruded tubing and profiles, in a variety of
With over 50 years?experience in the extrusion business,
Petro Extrusion Tech
offers clear tubing in
and other clear materials,
in a range of sizes
from 1/8?up to 8?OD.
PET offers a line of
stock PC tubing, in various
wall thicknesses and
sizes, including several
heavy wall tube sizes.
PET also offers stock
items such as their polycarbonate
channels, all in clear, available
from stock in various stock lengths.
PET has a stock line of acrylic profile shapes for the
P.O.P. industry, including Z-Bar shapes and U-Channel
profiles, all in clear, and available from stock.
For more information, contact Julie Hanan, Petro
Extrusion Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 99, Garwood, NJ
07027, 800-229-3338/908-789-3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.petroextrusions.com.
Performance Tapes, Films,
Fabrics, & Silicone
for high performance
specialize in PTFE?products made with Teflon?
Fluoroplastics, Kapton? PEEK, Mylar? FEP, Ultem?and
many other performance plastics that meet specifications
of every industry. They also have a fully equipped warehouse
with converting machinery to meet specific slit
widths, specialty die cut parts, adhesive lamination, and
high-speed automated sheeting. Their goal is to provide
their customers with products made to specific specs,
competitive costs, and a fast delivery.
They supply a variety of PSA tapes with different adhesive
systems to better fit your application. Adhesives
include acrylic ?for high tact adhesion, silicone- for clean
release and high temperature, and rubber ?for cost effective
applications. CS Hyde has no minimums on common
slit widths and low minimums on custom width slitting.
Their plastic films selection covers performance characteristics
ranging from abrasion resistance, chemical resistance,
and high heat resistance. They supply a variety of
different thicknesses and most of their films are sold by
the linear foot which is great for R&D applications.
Common films they stock are Kapton?HN, FEP/PFA,
PEEK? Mylar?Type A, UHMW, Ultem?PEI, and several
others. Visit their website to see their full product line as
well a converting capability videos.
For more information, contact Sales, CS Hyde Company,
1351 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa, IL 60046, 800-461-4161/847-395-0325, Fax: 847-395-0334, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.cshyde.com.
Cutting & Milling Tools
Hufschmied offers a range
of tooling specifically
designed for milling plastics.
With plastic materials
it is crucial to keep the
milling temperature as low
as possible. This can be
achieved with tools from
their Universal-Line and
Sharp-Line. Depending on
your requirements and
your machinery, the solution
to your processing
problem offers you a choice of one, two or three-flute
Hufschmied tools are designed to minimize burr formation
and provide a quality edge finish at high feed rates
minimizing secondary operations.
For the processing of PMMA, cast or extruded, the
Frasen Per Plex product range of single-fluted milling cutters
produce a mirror-like surface finish without the need
for additional polishing tools or any other polishing
action. When working acrylics, milling cutters and drills
need to produce sharply defined cutting edges. For this
approach, Hufschmied supplies the FPE tool system with
a single-step roughing and finishing cycle producing these
very sharply defined edges. For polycarbonate and PET
their Sharp-Line will provide a smooth finish with long tool
When it comes to cutting thermoset the avoidance of
burr formation is critical to a high quality edge finish.
Their Universal-Line and Proto-Line are well suited for this
category of materials.
For more information, contact Erin Roche, Hufschmied
USA, 42 Ozick Drive, Unit 6, Durham, CT 06422, 239-220-6602, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
Acrylic Hinges & Hardware
line of products
small? Acryl-Hinge 2? the 6?Acryl-Hinge? the 12?
Acryl-Hinge?and the newly redesigned 12?Acryl-Piano
Hinge?(1-3/4?x 12?hinge). All of FTM hinges are molded
in high strength DR Acrylic and designed with Micro-
Dots?for easy surface solvent cementing and for a strong
bubble free bond.
Also included in FTMís product line is the Acryl-
Pulls?in three sizes; small, medium and large. The
Acryl-Pulls are easy to clean and the highly polished
finish is crystal clear. At FTM you will also find the
Acryl-Hasp? the Acryl-Knob?and the first ever Acrylic
Cam Lock thatís sure to give your next display a fresh
and clean look. The Acryl-Cam Lock?is molded in high
strength Acrylic for easy solvent bonding and the internal
mechanism is molded in Polycarbonate for superior
FTM also carries a selection of Acrylic keyhole attachments,
wall hangers, door catches, business & literature
card holders along with Acrylic shapes; balls, cabochons,
cubes and discs ranging in sizes from .?to 1?
For more information, contact David Geer, Fabrication
Tools & Materials, Inc., 327 Industrial Drive, Unit 1
Placerville CA 95667, 530-626-1986, Fax: 530-642-2602,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.123ftm.com.
Three plastic polishes from NOVUS
Inc., the St. Paul-based plastics care
specialists, are helping millions win
the war against fading, scratching,
and dulling of plastics
that all too often cause the best products
to grow old before their time.
NOVUS Plastic Polishes, which have
been used and recommended by manufacturers
for over 40 years, have an
enviable record of rejuvenating the
plastic surfaces in many industrial settings,
as well as, in the home.
NOVUS Polish No. 1 is a cleaner,
shiner, and protector for all plastics. In
one easy application, this highly concentrated
formula polishes quickly to
an even finish. It leaves a glaze that
resists finger marking and dust
buildup. It is antistatic and antifogging.
NOVUS Polish No. 2 removes fine
scratches and haziness from most plastics.
It is not just a surface cover-up, but
a polishing compound that restores
and protects damaged plastics.
NOVUS Polish No. 3 was formulated
to remove heavy scratches. After
using No. 3 follow up with No. 2 to
remove any fine scratches.
cut down on
scrap in fabrication.
have discovered regular use of NOVUS Plastic Polishes
keep replacement costs down while maintaining the aesthetic
beauty of their products.
NOVUS Plastic Polishes are available in 2-oz. bottles
(48/case), 8-oz. bottles (24/case), and 64-oz bottles
For more information, contact Dean Trocke, NOVUS
Inc., 650 Pelham Blvd., Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55114,
800-548-6872, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: