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THE WRAPUP - The Official CartierWilson Newsletter

CartierWilson publishes quarterly newsletters for each North American region: East Coast, West Coast, and Canadian. Use the links to read your specific region, or read below for an overview.




PRINCIPAL UPDATES

Discover the Advantages of HDPE

This tough, UV resistant material withstands long term exposure to intense sun, salt water, and cleaning products. Made out of HDPE, a durable, impact resistant polymer, Polygrain® provides excellent protection from the effects of rigorous use and environmental exposure.


Blakely Birch

This new Polygrain® woodgrain HDPE with a white and gray finish is popular for high-end outdoor cabinetry and marine furniture.


 

BOLTARON® THERMOPLASTICS FOR HOLSTERS

Often mislabeled but never matched. SIMONA Boltaron has the widest range of decorative options for molded holsters and sheaths, including the original carbon fiber texture.

Boltaron® sheet is commonly used to make press, drape and vacuum-formed holsters and sheaths. Hobbyists prefer Boltaron® because it offers high impact resistance even at cold temperatures, is easy to form, won’t brittle or curl, and is available in the widest range of colors and textures.

Why Boltaron® 4332 for Holsters?

  • Ease of forming

  • Flame Resistant

  • Design options for colors and textures

  • Scratch resistant/high impact features

  • Low minimum requirement 500lbs

  • Custom color matching in 3 business days

  • Desired cold cracking resistance for low temperature


 

ONESTEP® VINYL/ABS

SIMONA PMC’s OneStep® Vinyl/ABS products offer a textured, leather-like appearance and a refined feel. While maintaining dependable performance for forming applications, it retains the durability and rigidity to withstand wear and tear. A vinyl foam composite is laminated over ABS to create a piece that mimics hand-wrapped parts and is near impervious to scratches and marring. By adding vinyl, the regrind cannot be reused and the depth of draw is slightly decreased.


POPULAR APPLICATIONS:

  • Van Interior

  • Automotive Interior

  • ATV Components

  • Marine Dashboards

  • Recreational Vehicle

  • Explorer Van Interior


 


Duravar Guide Rail Profiles

Artek utilizes a specialized crimping process to lock the Duravar UHMW-PE Guide Rail Profile Shape permanently in place to create a solid Guide Rail that eliminates the potential for hidden contamination.


Artek’s Duravar Guide Rails meet the requirements set forth by FDA for food contact applications, USDA Standards for handling meat and poultry, and 3-A Sanitary Standards for contact surfaces of dairy equipment.


Artek offers several Guide Rail Accessories to complete the package. Artek Clamps, Clips, and Splicers are now available in a one-stop-shop.


 


Carbon Fiber

Add a dazzling look with Rowmark Custom Laminations’ contemporary, high definition carbon fiber patterns. Shown below are just a sampling of RCL's ability to produce custom carbon fiber finishes to create a one-of-a-kind effect for your application.


Patterns can be matched to any color or color combination, and are available in both a matte & gloss finish.

 

Coroplast® Print

With the upcoming provincial elections, now is the time to speak with your printer base regarding Coroplast® material, as it is the ideal choice for screen printing and branding applications. The high-quality poly-propylene has been electrostatically double treated by Corona Discharge* on both sides to allow specifically formulated inks and adhesives to adhere. The board itself is tougher than corrugated fiberboard, lighter than extruded plastic sheet, and waterproof and stain-resistant, making it optimal for both indoor applications and outdoor weather exposure.


 


Regulatory Conformance for FLEX™ Tube

Finger Lakes Extrusion offers vast knowledge on their website, including the conformance chart below. Page 2 on their catalog offers an in-depth look at their various tubing solutions.


 

IntePro® TITAN

IntePro® TITAN is a unique and patented multilayer panel that is remarkably lightweight yet exceptionally rigid and impact resistant. Made from 100% polypropylene it is easily fabricated on traditional fluted plastic converting equipment. IntePro TITAN can be die-cut, creased, sonic welded, and heat bonded.


Features & Benefits

  • Durable: best-in-class strength-to-weight ratio

  • Rugged: superior crush, puncture, and impact resistance

  • Versatile: applications in almost any industry

  • Sustainable: low impact manufacturing process and 100% recyclable at end-of-use cycle

  • Omni-directional

  • Nominal thickness: 3 mm, 5 mm, and 10 mm

 

Solid Polycarbonate Sheets

Gallina USA offers solid polycarbonate sheets! The solid polycarbonate sheets offer a combination of unsurpassed features: resilience, transparency, lightness. As clear as glass weigh half as much and are 250 times more impact resistant.


The polycarbonate product range is divided into two types:

  • PoliComp® sheets, with UV protection on both sides

  • Scudo® sheets, no UV protected


 



Custom Urethane Capabilities

Castable urethanes are molded into thousands of custom parts typically taking advantage of urethane’s unique physical properties including:

  • Outstanding Abrasion Resistance

  • Excellent Cut & Tear Strength

  • High Load Bearing Capability

  • Resistance to Oils & Solvents

  • Long Flex Life

  • Wide Range of Hardness (10A – 80D)

  • Superior Dynamic Properties

  • High or Low Resilience

  • Good Hydrolytic Stability

  • High Impact Strength


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