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Ecomass Technology is The industry leader in Terms of High Density Engineered Thermoplastics Ecomass Technologies specializes in the development and production of high density engineered thermoplastics, delivering material solutions to OEMs and material processors worldwide. Our sales and engineering teams have helped commercial and government customers overcome physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications. Appications: Frangible Projectiles Weighting and Balancing Vibration Damping Radiation Shielding Lead Replacement 1. Frangible Projectiles Frangible ammunition or bullets are designed to powderize upon impact, thereby eliminating ricochet risks and enhancing shooter safety during training with steel targets, or in close quarters most significant innovation to firearm science and within the last hundred years. Moreover, frangible projectiles are lead-free, offering an eco-friendly alternative to standard lead rounds. Undoubtedly, immense player in the ammo industry as it an provides a nontoxic, lead-free substitute to conventional lead bullets. Lead free ammunition by Ecomass Technologies: If you are in search of lead free ammunition, then look no further. Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has been supplying lead free products to clients all over the world. However, one of the earliest and most significant applications for Ecomass’ innovative lead free materials has been lead free frangible projectiles. Originally developed as lead-free training projectiles for law- enforcement and military personnel, Ecomass’s copper and tungsten based compound materials are suitable for both indoor ranges as well as close-quarters combat training. 2.Weighting and Balancing The wide density range of Ecomass high gravity compounds (up to 11 g/cc) give part designers additional design freedom by providing the weight of metals with the design and production advantages of injection molded plastics. For applications and equipment in which vibration cannot be controlled via a vibration pad or mount, there is a third solution available. The use of injection moldable, high density thermoplastic materials is also a great way to deliver vibration dampening solutions. High in mass, these materials can be custom compounded to the exact density required by the application, giving part makers the ability to design, produce and assemble the precise size, shape and mass of a balance-weight required. These materials can be compounded up to 11 g/cc and can be molded into complex geometries, giving part makers the freedom to design the exact counterbalance, vibration control component they need, and nothing more. Furthermore, the nature of these high density materials makes them natural sound dampeners, adding value by reducing equipment noise as well. 3. Vibration Damping Vibration Dampening in Industrial Equipment Industrial equipment in operational condition can generate significant amounts of vibration. Though these vibrations cannot be eliminated, they need to be controlled, or dampened, as failure to do so can lead to many problems that affect a machine’s performance and service life. Apart from improving machine service life, vibration dampening also safeguards workers as vibrations can generate high noise levels. As per OSHA regulations, there are limits on the average noise level under which a worker can work in an eight-hour shift, and vibration control keeps the noise below this threshold Vibration control in machinery reduces the ambient sound level and can help in reducing the maximum sound level present. Hence, effective vibration control is a wise investment both in terms of machine performance and worker safety. 4.Radiation Shielding Ecomass Compounds provide lead free, nontoxic engineered thermoplastics for x-ray and gamma ray shielding applications, helping device manufacturers meet industry and health standards while overcoming regulatory concerns. Radiation Shielding Applications: Industrial x-ray shielding Medical x-ray shielding Lead-free Radiation Shielding from X-ray, Gamma Ray Radiation has become part and parcel of our life. Our bodies are constantly exposed to radiation due to ubiquitous mobile devices and other technologies. Though a limited amount of radiation is tolerable, when it comes to radiations such as X-Ray, Gamma Ray and Neutron radiation, it is advisable to avoid exposure as these forms of radiation have been linked to cancer, tissue damage, and other serious health hazards in the human body. The development of radiation protection and shielding standards has occurred gradually over the last century. Although radiation shielding has long been a problem in human history, there were no standards for radiation shielding until 1913. In 1913, the German Radiological Society on X- ray Protection Measures outlined nine steps for protection of radiologists from radiation injury. It wasn’t until 1925, however, that the concept of tolerance dose was introduced. We now understand that there are three major factors that determine the amount, or dose, of radiation received from a source: 1) time of exposure; 2) distance from the source; and 3) radiation shielding. Radiation exposure can be managed through a combination of these factors, and now with this greater understanding along with the advancement in technology, we are able to safely and effectively shield radiation. Industrial x-ray shielding X-rays are one of the most common sources of radiation today as x-ray technology is used extensively in the medical communities for monitoring and diagnosing medical conditions. Therefore, X-ray shielding is required to protect various medical products like syringes, containers. Hence, X-ray shielded products such as lead bricks, lead syringe, lead sheets, shipping containers, etc. are produced on a large scale. The major processused to produce lead shielding products to secure instruments from radiation is lead casting and lead coating. Lead casting is used to produce lead dustbins, lead containers, lead bricks, lead sheets, source shielding containers and more. Medical x-ray shielding X-rays are a crucial segment of health technology and are indispensable for monitoring as well as diagnosing medical conditions. For years lead has been the material of choice to produce X- ray shielding and is utilized in a wide array of shielding products, ranging from shipping containers to lead sheet and laboratory accessories, etc. X-ray shielding materials are utilized widely in the healthcare industry. Patients are unprotected to powerful x-rays for brief periods of exposure, which can nevertheless be dangerous. For physicians, however, who have to perform the procedure on several patients daily, this repeated exposure can become a significant risk. Surely, most are aware that exposure to x-rays is hazardous to your wellbeing. However, while most are aware of the risks of x-ray technology, fewer seem to understand the health risks of lead, the material still most commonly used to provide x-ray shielding. While lead can successfully shield and protect users from x-rays, it is nevertheless a toxic material and exposure to it can lead to its own health concerns. Thermoplastic composite materials and their applications Thermoplastic composite materials are praised as a new generation of composite materials which have many applications in a wide range of industries. Since they are manufactured by bonding two or more materials of different physical and chemical properties, the composite materials take the advantages of the best characteristics of their component materials. During the production process, they are heated and cooled repeatedly to enhance the materials’ strength and damage tolerance. The process abolishes the use of autoclave, internal consolidation and debunking, which eventually leads to cost-savings for manufact.res Traditionally, thermoplastic composite materials were thought of as expensive materials which were difficult to work with, required high maintenance cost, and needed expensive special tooling to reinforce. However, that was in the past; nowadays, with the development of innovative technologies and thermoplastic composite materials manufacturing procedures, the materials have been improved dramatically in term of their heat tolerance, toughness, flexibility, chemical resistance, and product lifespan in addition to their cost and ease of production. They are used in many different industries these days. Mailing & Shipping Address Ecomass Technologies 4101 Parkstone Heights Dr. Suite 380 Austin, Texas 78746-7482 USA Telephone 1-877-ECOMASS (877-326-6277) toll-free in U.S.A. Telephone: 512-306-0020 firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Sales and Support Robert Durkee (ext 1) Ryan Dailey (ext 4)
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