TBA Electro Conductive Products (ECP) has announced the availability of a wide range of magnetically detectable polymers for use in food manufacturing and similar applications where there is a requirement to detect plastic parts in production lines.
The new range includes eight compounds that are suitable for a variety of processes including injection moulding, extrusion and film.
ECP 210 is a magnetic compound based on special blends of magnetic additive compounded into polypropylene (PP) in such a way as to optimise the physical and magnetic properties during processing. It is suitable for packaging, liquid containers and thin wall extrusions such as corrugated sheet.
Normally supplied in a light blue colour, ECP 225 is a colourable magnetically detectable polyethylene (PE) for film blowing and extrusion and is ideal for creating bags, bin liners, covers and layflat tubing.
ECP 226 is a black coloured magnetic linear low density PE compound based on special blends of iron oxide compounded into modified linear low density PE to optimise physical and magnetic properties during film blowing.
For large containers and bins, ECP 228 is a magnetically detectable rotational moulding powder based on special blends of magnetic additive compounded into a specially developed easy flow linear PE formulation. The compound is designed to produce mouldings of good rigidity combined with excellent impact resistance.
ECP 245 is a magnetically detectable Nylon 6 that is recommended for use in applications such as machine parts where frictional characteristics predominate, e.g. gears, slides, cams and bearings. It is also ideal for use where parts with good physical properties are required such as cable ties and brush bristles, and for components that need to exhibit good chemical resistance.
For sheet extrusion applications and moulded enclosures, ECP 270 is a magnetic compound based on special blends of magnetic additive compounded into ABS.
ECP 280 is a colourable magnetically detectable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) suitable for injection moulding and extrusion. Normally supplied in blue, ECP 280 is ideal for producing grip handles, hoses and tubing, gaskets and conveyor rollers.
Completing TBA ECP’s new family of magnetically detectable compounds is ECP 290, an injection moulding/extrusion grade detectable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that is ideal for hoses, tool grips and sheet applications.
Besides the new family of magnetically detectable polymer compounds, TBA ECP is also introducing a range of finished products manufactured from the detectable compounds that are ideal for use in food processing environments.
TBA Electro Conductive Products Ltd.
Transpennine Trading Estate
Lancashire OL12 7EY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1706 647718
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