You’ve come to the right place. At HARBEC, we can figure out how to mold your specialty engineering resins.
If anyone can make it work, HARBEC can.
We’re Recognized by the Dow Chemical Innovative Molders Program
We have a hands-on history with most engineered and conductive resins. We understand that working with your unique parameters and characteristics is not a simple, “no-brainer.” However, we have the experience, expertise and confidence to develop the right processing techniques for your non-commodity resins and make them viable. HARBEC can also develop and machine any combination of materials on your behalf—materials that you may not otherwise be able to get off the shelf. We have over 200 different polymer blends in inventory and we also have some of the world’s entire supply of unique applications. By forming a solid puck prior to molding, we can utilize the right percentage of your needed materials (e.g., talc, glass, stainless bundled fibers). And we look forward to the future when we can work with biopolymers that come from renewable sources and we can mold-in microbes that are as strong as nylon (and will last for 25 years) but can be easily broken down.
ABS & PA
B, C, ER
|Applications and Examples|
C9550 white, opaque
|FKur||Properties comparable to polystyrene: rigid and transparent depending on grade||B- Biodegradability certified. ER-high content of natural resource materials (cellulose)||7500- Examples include ball pens, cosmetic pencils & bottles. However, hot runners are not recommended as bioplastics generally degrade if long dwell times and high temperatures are experienced.
9550-Disposable cutlery and other complex articles. However, hot runners are not recommended as bioplastics generally tend to degrade when long dwell times and high temperatures are experienced
|BIOTEC||Starch-based (GS2189-corn starch /GF106/2-potato starch)||B.C. (in thin sections). FDA approved. Made from >60% sustainable crop material||Mainly designed for packaging dry and/or fatty food. All raw materials used for GS 2189 are listed in directive EU 10/2011. General applications injection molded articles (e.g. cutlery, medical devices, clips), semi-finished products, thermoformed products (e.g. food trays) GF106/02 plasticizer-free and GMO-free thermoplastic material that contains natural potato starch. General Applications – short life biodegradable products for single use disposable fast food packaging. Also: thermoformed products, injection molded products, agricultural products, tubes, packaging, carrier bags, refuse bags|
|Cereplast (no longer available)||Sustainable 1001||Cereplast acquired by Trellis Earth Bioplastics— Learn more||PLA. Nearly 100% of petroleum-based additives replaced with renewable resourced material.||B. Compostable, but not in required time for certification. Designed to have excellent impact strength, rigidity, and processability.||NO LONGER AVAILABLE|
|ECHO®||RPPC 20/10||Ravago Manufacturing Americas||Recycled PE and PP compound- unfilled, glass and mineral filled||ER- 100% postindustrial feedstocks||Suitable for various applications in the industrial, automotive, construction and consumer durable markets|
|EcoPaXX®||Q-HG10||DSM distributed by Chase Plastics||High-performance polyamide (PA410)||B- mainly from tropical castor beans (up to 70% ) ER-certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate||Excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate Body panel and wheel covers, engine covers, windows systems, crankshaft covers, snowboard bindings, fuel vapor separators|
|Eco-Pure||Eco-Pure (additive)||Bio-Tec Environmental||Bio-Based Resin Enhancer-compatible with most traditional plastics||B- Cost effective at concentration of 0.7% of load weight. FDA compliant, will not leach||Standard additives are engineered to work on many different types of plastics, including EVA, EVOH, HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, nylons, PET, PETG, polycarbonate and PP.
It coats plastics to help biodegrade faster.
|Ingeo-Natureworks||PLA 3001D||Natureworks LLC -Jamplast(Distr.)||PLA, corn-based||C-industrially||Applications include cutlery, cups, plates, cosmetics, and outdoor novelties. FDA approved food-safe|
|KALIX||2855: 55% glass fiber,
3850 50% glass fiber,
|Solvay||The first commercially available bio-based amorphous PPA materials||2855: ER-27% bio-content contain monomers from the sebacic acid chain derived from non-food competing and GMO-free castor oil
3850: ER-16% bio-content contain monomers from the sebacic acid chain derived from non-food competing and GMO-free castor oil
|2855: high impact, higher strength, stiffness and ductility than 2955
3850: lowest flash, low warpage, higher strength, stiffness and ductility than 3950. High-performance polyamides (HPPA) are designed for structural components used in smart mobile electronic devices. They provide high strength, rigidity and a high-quality surface finish along with improved processing.
|Mapka||Custom blended||Eco Bio Plastics Midland (EBPM)||Custom blended-utilizes up to 60% paper (from virgin or post-consumer sources) combines with a copolymer base resin.||ER-reduces non-renewable content by as much as sixty (60) percent in weight||Food, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Automotive applications. MAPKA significantly improved properties in tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength, and flexural modulus. Also reduces mold shrinkage.|
|KS Tronic||PLA based, but a unique formulation mixes PLA with plant starch and plant fibers||ER-100% Derived from Plants and Natural Materials B.C-ASTM D6400 and EN 13432 Certified Biodegradable and Compostable||Cups, bowls, tableware, toys, disposable bottles and shelf life critical plastic products, just to name a few. Additional grades are applicable to other applications.|
|Proganic (no longer available)||Proganic- Pro earth||Propper GmbH & Co. KG||PHA, plant wax, minerals, natural coloring||B.C- 2010 Biomaterial of the Year||NO LONGER AVAILABLE|
|RTP ECO SOLUTIONS / BIOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS||RTP 2099 X 115387 C
RTP 2099 X 121216 G
RTP 2099 X 124790 A
RTP 2099 X 121249 C
|RTP Co.||BiobasedPolyamide (PA) Bio-Based Polylactic Acid (PLA)||RTP 2099X 115387C: ER-34% Renewable Bio-Content Contains wear resistant enhancement
RTP 2099X 121216G: ER-68% Renewable Resource Content
RTP 2099X 124790A: ER- 78% Renewable Resource Content
RTP 2099X 121249C: ER: 68% Renewable Resource Content. 30% glass fiber reinforced PLA grade. Because the glass fiber component of this compound does not contain any carbon, this product has been certified to have a biobased carbon content of 99%.“USDA Certified Biobased Product”
|These products are ideal for end-use applications like semi-durable consumer
goods, housing and enclosures for electronics and business equipment,
industrial components, electrical connectors, and automotive interiors. Learn more: http://www.rtpcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/bioplastics.pdf
|Rilsan||Invent||Arkema||A polyamide 11 fine powder for laser sintering produced from castor oil||ER- 100% renewable origin||“The most suitable solution for prototype manufacturing, as well as limited-run (rapid) manufacturing.”
From aerospace to electronics to automotive, companies around the world increasingly use LS ”laser sintering” to speed up the design, development, and market introduction of new products.
|Valox iQ||iQ420HPWhite, Blue, and Green||Sabic Innovative Plastics||PBT 30% GF||ER- Made using up to 85% post-consumer PET (upcycled)||Excellent strength, stiffness and dimensional stability. High heat resistance. Appliance handles, spotlights, electric motors, connectors.|
|Valox iQ||4860 BK||Sabic Innovative Plastics||PBT 30% GF, FR, hydrolytically stable, impact modified||ER- Made using up to 85% post-consumer PET (upcycled)||Electrical/electronics, automotive,
consumer goods, industrial, telecom, food contact applications
|Xenoy iQ||1103U||Sabic Innovative Plastics||PC/PBT Alloy. High Impact, Impact Modified||ER- Made using up to 60% post-consumer PET (upcycled)||Automotive, other vehicle and device (OVAD) exteriors, power tool housings, electrical and electronics
Chevrolet Volt (example)
The Aviation Industry is highly regulated with demands and controls that ensure the safety and reliability of equipment and materials. Our aviation, space and defense customers can be confident that Harbec retains a certified Quality Management System which is well implemented and designed to deliver increased customer satisfaction as a natural by-product of tracking key quality goals of on-time delivery and compliant product to our customers. Our processes are monitored to improve efficiency, ensure product safety and reliability while continually improving.
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The Medical Industry is highly regulated with demands and controls that ensure regulatory requirements and customer expectations are met. Our medical device customers can be confident that Harbec retains a certified Quality Management System which is well implemented and designed to deliver increased customer satisfaction as a natural by-product of tracking key quality goals of on-time delivery and compliant product to our customers. Our ISO 13485 management system adopts a risk management approach which, while having these controls in place, eliminates hazardous situations throughout the product realization process.
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Harbec is a registered ITAR company. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States Government regulations on the export and import of defense related articles and services. Our Defense and Military customers can have complete confidence that Harbec Inc. has an established and implemented ITAR compliance program and adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by ITAR and EAR statutes.
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