Technical Paper: LCP - Introduction to Liquid Crystal Polymers

Technical Paper: LCP - Introduction to Liquid Crystal Polymers
Zeus Industrial Products

To understand the nature and the significance on our daily lives of liquid polymers, we must first understand where these polymers come from. What is their origin? Liquid crystals, the building blocks of these polymers, are matter which possess properties of both an ordinalry liquid and a more familiar solid. Liquid crystals may flow like a liquid but have molecules which may be oriented in a directional or ordered crysalline manner as a solid. Indeed, liquid crystals were once thought to be an unusual state of matter.

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White Paper: A New Look at PTFE and Thin-walled Catheter Liners

White Paper: A New Look at PTFE and Thin-walled Catheter Liners
Zeus Industrial Products

PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, is a highly popular and abundantly useful fluoropolymer. PTFE has been with us since the 1930s when it was created by accident by technicians working for DuPont. PTFE is unique as a fluoropolymer in that it is fully fluorinated containing only fluorine and carbon atoms (Fig. 1). This structure gives PTFE many unique and desirable properties. In fact, according to recent estimates, the global PTFE market is expected to reach USD 6.44 billion by the year 2020 showing a combined annual growth rate of 8.1 % [1]. This translates into an estimated global consumption of PTFE of 524.1 kilotons within the next three years! We know PTFE primarily as Teflon® and its familiarity as a non-stick coating for cookware, but as this market overview shows, PTFE has become a mainstay in vast areas of our modern world.

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Wirthwein AG - Forming Innovation

Wirthwein AG - Forming Innovation
Riegler GmbH & Co.KG

Mit weltweit 21 Unternehmen in Europa, Asien und den USA sind wir überall nah am Kunden. Mehr als 3.650 Mitarbeiter sind in den Geschäftsfeldern Automotive, Bahn, Elektroindustrie, Hausgeräte, Medizintechnik und Innenausbau bei der Wirthwein-Gruppe tätig.

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Wirthwein AG - Forming Innovation

Wirthwein AG - Forming Innovation
Riegler GmbH & Co.KG

Mit weltweit 21 Unternehmen in Europa, Asien und den USA sind wir überall nah am Kunden. Mehr als 3.650 Mitarbeiter sind in den Geschäftsfeldern Automotive, Bahn, Elektroindustrie, Hausgeräte, Medizintechnik und Innenausbau bei der Wirthwein-Gruppe tätig.

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Brochure - Silicone Sealing Solutions for your Medical Applications

Brochure - Silicone Sealing Solutions for your Medical Applications
Apple Rubber

From silicone parts and seals to microminiature and custom solutions, Apple Rubber Products has precisely what you need, when you need it.

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Whitepaper - 5 Essential Medical Sealing Solutions

Whitepaper - 5 Essential Medical Sealing Solutions
Apple Rubber

A master MedTech class in medical sealing solutions from the the sealing experts.

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eBook - Medical-grade Rubber Compounds

eBook - Medical-grade Rubber Compounds
Apple Rubber

Everything you need to know about medical-grade rubber compounds

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Broschüre - Medical Grade Rubber Seals

Broschüre - Medical Grade Rubber Seals
Apple Rubber

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