WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hearing-aid parts smaller than a single pellet are molded by Accumold LLC, Ankeny, Iowa, for Knowles Electronics, Itasca, Ill.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Hearing-aid parts smaller than a single pellet are molded by Accumold LLC, Ankeny, Iowa, for Knowles Electronics, Itasca, Ill. Weighing from 0.007 g to 1 g, they are molded of 30%, 35%, and 50% glass-filled nylon 66 in 60 colors, including 20 different flesh tones, supplied by Clariant Specialty Compounding, a unit of Clariant Masterbatches, Milford, Del. “With components this small, 100 lb will yield more than 50,000 parts,” says Tom Murphy, v.p. of production at Accumold. “There are not a lot of companies that are willing to work with us on these small quantities, but Clariant will, and we can rely on them to repeat the colors accurately from lot to lot.” (302) 422-3021 • clariant.masterbatches.com

Clariant Specialty Compounding
745 McColley St. Milford, DE 19963
Phone (302) 422-3021 Fax (302) 422-1273