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Machining Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE) A Plastics Guide

November 18, 2020

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   One of the high-performance polymers we precision machine is ECTFE (Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene).  It is marketed under the branded name of Halar® ECTFE by Solvay Specialty Polymers.  This material was developed to provide chemical resistance in heavy duty corrosion applications, such as acid handling, mining applications and class 8 hazardous goods transportation.   AIP has over 37 years of experience machining complex components from... Read More

Machining Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT): A Plastics Guide

October 28, 2020

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Polybutylene Terephthalate, also known as PBT, is a crystalline polyester thermoplastic that is a household name in everyday applications. You can find it under the hood in automotive applications, such as brake cable liners or sockets due to its ability to endure harsh environments and resist chemicals. In food processing and electrical applications, it is chosen for its resistance to staining and low... Read More

What Does It Mean To Be ITAR Certified?

September 17, 2020

A discussion on the importance of ITAR registration   Whether it is distributing M16 rifles for military operatives or manufacturing landing gear components for AC-130J gunships, facilities that deal with USML Defense Articles in the United States must be compliant with and registered under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).    ITAR regulates the production, sale and transport of munitions categorized under the United States Munitions List (USML).  There... Read More

Machining Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO): A Plastics Guide

September 15, 2020

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO), also known by its trade name NORYL™, is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic.  It is generally used commercially for electrical components, automotive parts and in medical grade sterilizable medical instruments that require high heat resistance, dimensional stability and accuracy.  Some of its benefits include being low cost, light-weight with very low moisture absorption.   AIP has over 37 years of experience... Read More

What does it mean to be FDA registered?

August 11, 2020

A discussion on the importance of FDA registration to ensure QMS in plastics machining facilities   For businesses and facilities involved in the production and distribution of medical devices, FDA Registration is a requirement to machine or manufacture any plastic material that will be used in the United States medical market.   Therefore, if your manufacturer or machining shop is not FDA registered, start looking for a new facility with... Read More