A new line of long-fi ber compounds from GE Plastics/LNP Specialty Compounds, Exton, Pa., provides a "single-pellet" solution for structural compounds that require color, fl ame retardance, or weatherability. Verton Xtreme compounds eliminate the need to dryblend two or more pellet types, avoiding the risk of separation, settling, and other quality issues. Verton Xtreme compounds have glass contents from 20% to 40% and fi ber length of 12 mm. Verton XC (extreme color) is available in nylon while Verton FR (extreme fl ame retardance) is available in PC/ABS. The third grade, Verton XW (extreme weatherability), is based on GE's Geloy ASA. Future compounds will focus on enhanced lubrication for gears and washers and enhanced electrical conductivity for powder-coated parts. The company also introduced Starfl am X-Gen Z270, a family of glass-fi lled nylons that comply with the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) directive, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, and other environmental mandates. These non-halogenated grades, based on organophosphorous fl ame retardants, are less dense than traditional brominated materials and are easily processed. They are rated UL 94V-0 in all colors, have a CTI of 600 V, and UL RTI ratings >140 C. Tel: (610) 363-4500 . www.geplastics.com
GE Plastics, LNP
475 Creamery Way Exton, PA 19341
Phone (610) 363-4500 Fax (610) 363-4749
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