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PolyVisions Develops Flame-Retardant Material

Plastics Business

PolyVisions, based in Manchester, Pennsylvania, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bemis Associates, Inc., has announced the development of a high-durability, highly chemical-resistant, flame-retardant material designed for housings and enclosures in medical device and lab instrumentation applications.

DuraPET FR is a graft-modified polyester compound capable of withstanding temperatures from -40F to more than 180F. It is specifically designed with enhanced chemical resistance to withstand continuous exposure to germicidal cleaning compounds that destroy the properties of other commonly used thermoplastics.

DuraPET is easy to mold due to its low shrinkage and excellent heat stability. It is currently used in parts ranging from 20 pounds to less than an ounce. Molders have been able to use it in molds designed for PC/ABS and other materials. DuraPET also is suitable for film and sheet extrusion, and it has achieved a UL-approved V0 rating.

For more information, visit www.polyvisions.com.