Plastics

Applied Multilayers LLC, Battle Ground WA, USA
1801 SE Commerce Ave., Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA

Applied Multilayers LLC offers next generation optical coating sputtering systems for high quality optical and metal coatings. Our patented Closed Field Magnetron (CFM) sputtering technology is simple, scalable and significantly less expensive. CFM allows multilayered film coatings onto sensitive polymer substrates or plastics which other deposition technologies would consider prohibitive due the elevated plasma temperatures.
You will discover numerous applications such as durable IR coatings, durable visible AR coatings, high laser damage coatings, ophthalmic, electro-chromic and solar absorbers. CFM also readily deposits thin film oxides, nitrides, carbides or pure metals with near bulk film densification with no film stress.
Products
Coating Systems
Magnetrons
PECVD Systems

Processes
Precision Optics
Ophtalmic Optical Coatings
Thin Film Photovoltaics
Durable IR

http://www.applied-multilayers.com/
Karlstr. 7, D-88074 Meckenbeuren, Germany

After its foundation in 1988, ASCONA has become a specialist in optical profile measuring technology and is now internationally renowned in this sector.
Both the software and the optical measuring systems are developed and produced by ASCONA itself.
More than 300 system installations in the aluminium, plastics, rubber, metal and electronics sector are convincing proof of our competence.

We have set the focus of our activities on optical profile measuring technology and this is why we have accumulated a unique know-how in this speciality sector. Our software „PROMEX CONTROL and the horizontal projection process for profile measurement are only some of the results.

www.ascona.de/
Lausitzer Strasse 8, 82538 Geretsried, Germany

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments.

Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.

The coatings, inks and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with oil production, the manufacture of care products, paper surface finishing, the manufacture of adhesives and sealants, or construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes.

Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products and are an important part of quality control.

As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg and Schkopau (Germany), Deventer and Denekamp (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville (USA) and Tongling (China).

BYK’s instrument section (BYK-Gardner) is based in the Upper Bavarian town of Geretsried.

Today the company employs around 2,000 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.

www.byk.com
1569 Morris Street, Wabash, IN 46992-0554, USA

For more than 100 years Carver hydraulic presses have been the standard for laboratories around the world. Carver Model C presses alone are in use in more laboratories than any other press. The current Carver line has been expanded and improved with more sizes, options, features, and quality performance than any other line presses.
Standard choices now include two-column and four-column, bench top and floor standing, and manual and automatic presses with clamping capacities from 12 to 100 tons. Automatic “Auto Series” presses include user-friendly microprocessor based controls and integral safety enclosures. Accessories include new self-contained, electrically operated AutoPak hydraulic power unit for retrofit to existing manual Carver presses.
Applications:
Materials research: ceramics, composites, construction materials, cosmetics, drugs, pharmaceuticals, powder metals, printed circuit boards, rubber, silicone and other elastomers, soil, thermoplastic resins and thermosets.
Quality and performance testing of physical properties: compression strength, flexural strength, shear strength, flow and color dispersion.
Lab testing: ASTM test plaque or bar molds for polyethylene and polypropylene.
Laminating: credit cards, ID cards, plaques and printed circuit boards

Other applications: composite molding, compression molding, crushing, encapsulation, extrusion, forming, insert pressing, producing KBr pellets for infrared spectroscopy, metal forming (dimpling), insert molding, oil extraction, pelletizing, specimen preparation, splice molding, splitting chilled oils, transfer molding, and vulcanizing rubber stamps.
Special presses dedicated to specific applications include ASTM test plaque or bar molding, pellet making (KBr specimens for infrared an x-ray spectroscopy), laminating and rubber stamp molding.
Carver also designs and manufactures a wide variety of custom made presses and accessories to suit your specific application.

http://www.carverpress.com/
1225 East Hunter Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA

Our IOPLAS-IITM ion-assisted deposition processes give us the flexibility to apply coatings at low temperatures for plastic fibers and other delicate substrates. We can also generate coatings with greater packing densities to handle very high laser damage thresholds. To add to these capabilities, Cascade Optical has also developed manufacturing processes to apply our coatings to; plastics, polymers, semi-conductors, lenses, mirrors, crystals, metals (even diamond-turned surfaces), and ceramics.
We offer quality products with high yields to lower our production costs. Additionally, we offer very short lead times: typically one to two weeks. Our engineering department can provide you with our design-for-manufacture expertise. In most cases we can get you on the right track in just one or two phone calls.
We do a good deal of innovative coating development to support our relationships with the research community of National Labs, Universities, and NASA related organizations.
Our IOPLAS-IITM ion-assisted deposition processes give us the flexibility to apply coatings at low

www.c-optical.com
276 Addison Rd., Windsor, CT 06095, USA

Darly Custom Technology is a worldwide manufacturer of vacuum coating systems for the converting, electronics, optical, mobile phone, automotive, and nano industries.
Our high-performance vacuum web coaters, batch metallizers and optical thin-film coaters provide different types of coatings for a variety of materials including plastic films, paper, glass, ceramics, metals and plastics. Some of the company’s product applications include automotive, mobile phone, optics, converting, nano technology, medical, electronics, and textiles.
Company History.
Darly Custom Technology evolved after a series of business events that would affect the vacuum technology industry in the U.S. and throughout the worldwide.
A leading global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum coaters and products the company is headquartered in Windsor Connecticut.
Darly’s Family of Coating Systems and Products.
Darly designs, develops and manufactures many types of vacuum coating systems, sub-systems and spare parts for a wide variety of coating applications. All Darly coaters are designed to maximize uptime, cut production costs, and increase production rates by running up to 24 hours a day with easy access, operating and maintenance.
Our coating systems include vacuum web coaters, thin-film coaters, multi-layer thin film coaters, batch metallizers, Swift-Kote rapid cycle and cluster device that is designed to mount and metallize a small number of 3D plastic substrates in 20 seconds or less.
Most thin-film deposition applications can be met by Darly’s standard range of systems and accessories. However, Darly engineers can develop a special unit to match, if your process commands a unique custom design.

http://www.darlytech.net/
244 East Third Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060, USA

DEK-TRON Scientific Instruments is A Specialty Testing Instruments Company whose business and dedication is to the Testing Instruments Business for Materials Testing and Research. DEK-TRON commitment and goal is the constant upgrade and the change for better and more reliable instruments day by day. DEK-TRON’s commitment to service its customers promptly and with courtesy it’s the ultimate goal. A wide range of Standard Apparatus as well as Custom Engineered Testing Instruments are offered for: Paper, Plastics, Wire, Cable, Textiles, Leather, Paints, Lattices

Products
Brittleness Tester
Bulk Density Testing Apparatus
Flammability Test Chamber
Free Falling Dart Impact Tester
Heat Deflection Tester
Indentation Tester
Latex Mechanical Stability Tester
Melt Flow Index Tester
Pilling Tester
Thickness Tester
Random Tumble Pilling Tester
Score Bend Quality Tester
Shrink Tension Tester
Side Angle Tester
ZDT Tester

dektroncorp.com
EAG Laboratories,  Sunnyvale, CA , USA
Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

EAG’s analytical expertise is what enables us to help our clients to meet their goals. Our on-demand analytical testing services can help streamline R&D, solve urgent problems during manufacturing and help resolve materials related issues in the global supply chain, both within and between organizations.

Application Solutions:

Adhesion & Bonding
Cleanliness
Composition
Contamination
Corrosion
Depth Profiling
Diffusion
Dopants
Failure Analysis
Imaging/Mapping
Materials Characterization & Surface Analysis
Morphology & Topography
Process Development & Process Monitoring
Surface Chemistry
Thin Film Analysis
Trace Element Analysis

http://www.eag.com/
Fax 408 530 3501
Tvinnargatan 25, SE-507 30 BRÄMHULT, Sweden

Elastocon manufactures and sells testing instruments for rubber and plastic materials.
We offer instruments for existing test methodsand develop instruments for new test methods.
Our objective is to offer instruments with high precision, which gives accurate results.
We can offer the following:
– Instruments
– Calibration
– Testing
The range of instruments includes our own developed instruments as well as instruments
from several known instrument manufacturers.
Elastocon performs polymer testing commissioned by our customers. For example estimation of life time, hardness and tensile testing, compression set etc.
This gives us good feed-back and makes our product development
more efficient.
Products:
Rubber
Plastic
Textile
Metal
Paper
Paint
Cable
General Lab Instruments
Measuring Instruments
Software

www.elastocon.se/index.php/en
778 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA

ElektroPhysik is one of the leading manufacturers of measuring instruments used for advancing surface technology, research and quality control. Being a pioneer in the field of non-destructive coating thickness measurement, ElektroPhysik, in cooperation with national and international standardizing institutes and universities has successfully advanced new product developments along with international standardization of the coating thickness measurement.
ElektroPhysik privately held company owned and managed by the Steingroever family. It is headquarters are in Köln Germany near the famous Rein River. ElektroPhysik still occupies the original building though it has gone through many expansions over the years to facilitate growth.
ElektroPhysik maintains branch offices including the U.S.A. and is represented by distributors and agents globally in almost every country in the world. It is this network and partnerships that enable ElektroPhysik to service its customers and provide the support required in today’s competitive global marketplace.
The first coating thickness testing gauge was developed by Dr. Steingroever. Utilizing the Magnetic Attraction principle, it was called the MikroTest (still manufactured today and even available in digital display format, it probably remains the most utilized coating thickness testing device utilized, even today) . Magnetic Attraction is a very reliable technique for measuring coatings however its only drawback is that it only works with coatings applied over ferrous materials such as steel and iron.
However, the Magnetic Attraction principle paved the way for the development of analog devices. First using Eddy Current and then later Magnetic Induction, these devices expanded coating thickness testing beyond just corrosion control.
Today all three of these principles are used to non-destructively measure a variety of coatings. Magnetic Attraction is the measuring principle used in the MikroTest, PenTest and MiniPen by ElektroPhysik.
Magnetic Induction is the measuring principle of choice for ferrous metal substrate application while the Eddy Current principle is the measuring principle of choice for non-ferrous metal substrate applications.
Both of these measuring principles are found in the MiniTest family of gauges as well as the eXacto by ElektroPhysik.
More recently ElektroPhysik developed yet another measuring principle primarily for non-metal substrate applications such plastic and wood. The QuintSonic utilizes a high level ultrasound approach which has enabled measurements to be conducted on these types of substrates non-destructively.
On April 20, 2007 ElektroPhysik launched a new model, the MiniTest 700 Series with SIDSP® digital sensor technology.
SIDSP® is an ElektroPhysik exclusive which took years of research and development. SIDSP® stands for Sensor Integrated Digital Signal Processing and the way that works is that entire coating thickness measurement is processed in the sensor at the point of measurement. SIDSP® is unlike previous conventional techniques where an analog signal was generated at the sensor and then that signal would be sent to a host gauge to processing. The vulnerability with that technique was that it was susceptible to environmental influences such as strong electro-magnetic fields and other signal disturbances that could affect the analog signal and therefore the reading.

http://epkusa.com/