WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fiber-reinforced plastic springs are being molded of Ultem polyetherimide by Lee Spring Co.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fiber-reinforced plastic springs are being molded of Ultem polyetherimide by Lee Spring Co. LLC, Brooklyn, N.Y. Lee chose Ultem from SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., because of its strength, heat and corrosion resistance, non-magnetic and non-conductive properties, inertness, and low flame toxicity. In marine applications, Ultem offers resistance to salt water. For medical devices, the new LeeP springs avoide the cost of shielding (required for metal springs that can interfere with diagnostic imaging). Other potential markets are pharmaceutical delivery devices, food-processing equipment, electrical/electronic equipment, aerospace products, water-purification systems, and automotive interiors. (800) 845-0600 • sabic-ip.com

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