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Metal Injection Molding

Plastic Compounding

As a world class manufacturer of metallic powders used as plastic additives, we engineer high alloyed stainless steel powders in fine mesh sizes that are uniquely suited for critical plastic compounding applications.
Products and Sizes
We offer several different alloys and sizes of material specifically tailored for polymer compounding.
  • Grades: Our metallurgists and engineers have worked to develop our polymer compounding products from 316L, 304L, 430L, and 410L alloys.
  • Sizes: The above grades are typically offered in fine sizes and with surface areas suited to suspension in a variety of polymers.

Got a specialty custom requirement? We have the expertise to develop custom metal powders tailored to your exacting polymer compounding needs.

Advantages
Our high performance 300 and 400 series stainless steel powders offer numerous advantages when compounded with polymers. Our metal polymer additive powders are used in sectors where performance and quality are crucial such as Defense, Industrial, Automotive, and the Food and Pharmaceutical industries. Key benefits include:
  • High-volume supplier of atomized fine metal powders for nearly 50 years
  • Metallic additives can impart beneficial detectability, wear, electrical, thermal, or dampening properties to the compound
  • Cost effective production technology
Applications
Our metal powders are used as fillers or reinforcement for plastics to improve a large variety of properties of the compound. When compounded with polymers, the metal powder additives offer varying properties for different applications including:
  • Magnetic properties: When a polymer is compounded with certain metal alloys, the magnetic properties of the product can be tightly controlled
  • X-Ray contrast: addition of metal to the polymer gives exceptional X-Ray contrast allowing for detection of polymer by X-Ray
  • Vibration and Sonic dampening: Addition of metal powders to the compound creates a composite material whose vibration and acoustic properties can be modified
  • Wear: addition of tough, hard metallic particles imparts different wear properties to components manufactured with metallic additives
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