SPE South Texas Section   The Extruder Newsletter

November 2016

The Society of Plastic Engineers

Table of Contents

CIMBAR Performance Minerals

President’s Message

November is here and it’s time for elections, cooler weather (maybe!) and celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones. It’s also time to get out and meet some of the other SPE-STX members at our upcoming Top-Golf Networking event.

It will be on Tuesday Nov 15th from 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM. You don’t need any golf experience to come and enjoy this event. Register now at www.spe-stx.org. With over 300 members in the South Texas section, there’s a good chance you might meet a new customer, supplier, or future employer by attending our meetings and social events. That’s one of the benefits of being a member in our organization.

Speaking of member benefits, another nice benefit of being a part of the SPE organization is a new tool that SPE is making available to its members on its website. This month, the Material Database has been added to the SPE website as a resource for members. It contains datasheets for over 120,000 plastic resins and additive grades. It also contains a function to search materials by criteria to assist you in finding the perfect product for your application. Check it out on www.4spe.org

Best regards,
Kevin Alexander

Coperion



In The News


 


Next Breakfast Bunch Meeting

When: December 6, 2016
Where: I-Hop, 6508 Washington Ave., 77077, 7:00 AM (map)
Breakfast Bunch Meetings - The first Tuesday of each month all year.


 

Corbion

Croda

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2073302&trk=hb_side_g

Join the South Texas Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers on LinkedIn. Click on the above link and you will be directed to group page. LinkedIn serves as another communication tool for SPE-STX.

LinkedIn is a free web site for professional networking with over 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

LinkedIn enables discussions and networking between SPE-STX members and those related to the plastics industry. LinkedIn compliments the current SPE-STX web and membership to LinkedIn is free.

News Highlight
LinkedIn SPE-STX group currently has over 375 members as of 2014. To date, the tool has been used primarily to promote and discuss SPE-STX meetings.

Members are also notified of meetings from board members plus email blasts sent by SPE International.

As always, both the monthly newsletter and SPE-STX web site are the leading sources of information on SPE-STX activities.

Corporación Sierra Madre

Brabender CWB

SPE Student Support and Activites

Baylor University Gift Acknowledgment

Letter for the Mechanical Engineering Excellence Fund

Mechanical Engineering Excellence Fund Support

 

CYTEC SOLVAY GROUP

Plastics Information: Check It Out

Houston Public LibraryThe Houston Public Library on McKinney has resources on plastics and polymers. Check out their catalog at http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org. If you are not near the McKinney location, you can arrange to pick up your books at your local branch.

The Fondren Library at Rice University has the most complete collection of books on plastics and polymers. This is also a prime resource for patent and trademark information, as well as other US Government documents. You cannot check out books there unless you join Fondren Library [$50], but you can arrange for books to be sent to your library by inter-library loan. Use their catalog at http://library.rice.edu/.

The next best place to browse is at the MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston central campus. South Texas Section has donated many plastics books to this library. If you plan ahead, you can get a TexShare library card from a library where you are a member, which will allow you to check out books from any U of H library. Their catalog is at http://www.library.uh.edu/.

Daikin Polymer Processing Additives

Congratuations to The South Texas SPE Section Officers and Board Members

We have our 2016-17 officers and board members. Thanks to everyone of you for supporting the STX-SPE section.

Click here to see all of our volunteers for this year.

DAVIS-STANDARDS

Glass Fiber/Carbon Nanotubes/Epoxy Three-Component Composites as Radar Absorbing Materials

Laıs Vasconcelos da Silva,1 Sergio Henrique Pezzin,2 Mirabel Cerqueira Rezende,3 Sandro Campos Amico1

1PPGE3M, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 91501-970 Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2Center of Technological Sciences, State University of Santa Catarina, 89219-710 Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
3Institute of Science and Technology, UNIFESP, S~ao Jose dos Campos, S~ao Paulo, Brazil


Abstract

The use of micro or nano-fillers to optimize the properties of epoxy resins has become a common practice. The Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are considered excellent fillers because of their strength, stiffness, thermal conductivity, electrical capacity, and thermal stability, along with large electromagnetic wave absorption capability in the microwave range. In this work, electromagnetic absorption properties and dynamic-mechanical response obtained with the incorporation of CNT into glass fiber/epoxy composites have been studied. A novel procedure to disperse and deposit CNT onto glass fiber fabrics has been developed to reach high overall content of CNT in the composite (4.15 wt%). Storage modulus increased with the incorporation of CNT, especially when they had also been incorporated into the epoxy, and for higher frequency (3 Hz). The response of the composites to electromagnetic radiation has shown an increasing trend for higher CNT content (up to 2 wt%), reaching an excellent attenuation value of up to 218.3 dB (98.5% of absorption). POLYM. COMPOS., 37:2277–2284, 2016. VC 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers

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Dover Chemical Corporation


Program Calendar

Date
Event Title
Event Specifics
Topic
Location
Time
12/13/16 TBD        
01/13/17 (pending) Arnold's Friday Night Annual Friday Night at Arnold's Brewery Social Arnold's Brewery TBD
02/26/17 –
03/01/17
International Polyolefins Conference Various Subjects Polyolefins Hilton Houston North, Houston, Texas All Day
03/17/17 TBD        
04/17 Golf Outing        
05/09/17 Awards Banquet Student Presentations and Awards      
09/09/17 Kickoff Event Houston Cougars Tailgating Party and Game Social TDECU Stadium  

Dorstener Wire Tech

Section Officers

President – Kevin Alexander
KwaTech LLC
281.701.7792
kevin@kwatech.com

Vice-President – Dell Doyle

President/Chair-elect – Steve King
SOLVAY Specialty Polymers
281.482.0078
steve.king@solvay.com

Treasurer –Peter Lauzon
Peal Processing Inc.
281-560-3358
lauzopa@gmail.com

Secretary – Ashley Raines
EGC Critical Components
281-913.8122
ashley.raines@EGCcomponents.com

Councilor – Ed Bourbonais
Chemtrusion Inc.
713-675-1616
ebourbonais@Chemtrusion.com

Committee Chairpersons

Awards –Edgard Chow
Kuraray America, Inc.
800.423-9762
edgard.chow@kuraray.com

Education – David Hansen
713.248.2273
david.hansen47@yahoo.com

Housing – Iman Bahrani
713.681.5217
ibahrani@dfdist.com

Membership – Steve King
SOLVAY Specialty Polymers
281.482.0078
steve.king@solvay.com

Newsletter –Dell Doyle

Public Interest – Dave Hansen
713.248.2273
david.hansen47@yahoo.com

Technical Program – Steve King
SOLVAY Specialty Polymers
281.482.0078
steve.king@solvay.com

Polyolefins Conference – Chuck Crosby
713.469.2394
Charles.Crosby@Braskem.com

Golf Outing – April Hix

Board Members

Kevin Alexander
281.701.7792
kevin@kwatech.com

Steve King
281.851.0503
steven.king@solvay.com

Iman Bahrani
713.681.5217
ibahrani@dfdist.com

Bill Diecks
281-381-1264;
bill.diecks@comcast.net

Terry Vermaas
281.381.5755
tvermaas.aic@swbell.net

David Hansen
281.346.0143
david.hansen47@yahoo.com

David Grice
C and K Plastics / Valley Extrusions
281 352-6761
dgrice@candkplastics.com

Dell Doyle

Ashley Raines
281-913.8122
ashley.raines@EGCcomponents.com

Tom Walsh
President, Walsh Consulting Services, Inc.
281-493-2344
t.s.walsh@earthlink.net

Chuck Crosby
713.469.2394
Charles.Crosby@Braskem.com

Web Content/Section Coordinator

Suzanne Biggs – 713.829.9226
suzbiggs@comcast.net