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PU cable protectors keep U.S. troops in Iraq safe

One of the less appreciated dangers facing U.S. servicemen and servicewomen in Iraq comes when military and all-terrain vehicles are driven over high-voltage electrical cables and cords, which have th...

February 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



One of the less appreciated dangers facing U.S. servicemen and servicewomen in Iraq comes when military and all-terrain vehicles are driven over high-voltage electrical cables and cords, which have the potential to deliver harmful electrical charges.

To guard against this threat, Broomfield, Colo.-based cable manufacturer Rimstar Inc. chose Bayer MaterialScience’s Bayflex elastomeric polyurethane (PU) reaction injection molding (RIM) system to manufacture its Linebacker cable protectors, currently in use by the U.S. army.

Supplied as two reactive, liquid components that form a solid elastomeric material when combined during closed molding operations, the Bayflex RIM system produces material that is tough, weather and abrasion resistant, and with a high load-bearing capacity, according to Bayer.

“And Bayer MaterialScience’s RIM system allows us to mold-in the pigment, eliminating the time and expense of post-painting the components,” John Duvall, Rimstar’s president, explained.

Bayer Inc. — Division of Bayer AG (Toronto, Ont.);

www.bayer.ca; 866-770-1102


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