LED

Frosting Stratus Tubing

Our Stratus line is used for LED lighting. Recently we received a request for a frosted tube. The link below gives Eastman's response, but for small extrusion runs we have a Per-Fix solution from Chem Pak. We have other methods, but the Per-Fix 6500 method is ideal...

Busada Provista Stratus LED Tubing

Eastman Chemical has a Spectar Blog. Spectar, is a copolyester used for many applications, one of them is for LED light diffusion and transmission. Q: I know Eastman Spectar™ copolyester well in the retail market, but didn’t know about the offerings in the lighting...

LED Lights Of Uncommon Interest With Stratus Tubing

Our LED tubing was put to a beautiful use with Objects of Common Interest in a Brussels display. The architects chose our line of Stratus tubing (6" OD). The project came to us first in concept, design, and fabrication. The material used to produce these lights is an...

Oval PETG Tubing

We have extruded oval tubing for over a decade, but this is the first time we extruded it in our PETG (Provista) formulation. PETG has some advantages over CAB in that it is FDA and NSF compliant with food contact, and our employed formula has passed the NFPA 286...

Lighted LED Bend With Proper Annealing

Recently we had a request to make circular and helical small diameter bends for a lighting project. We designed special heaters for the project and made our prototypes with clear, transparent CAB (butyrate). The trick is proper annealing. We not only heat our bends to...

LED Tubing Gets Some Culture

When the noted Adirondack Studios asked for a light diffusive tube for a “fire ring” I had no idea that it would lead to a trip to Chicago and some much-needed culture. All that I knew was that this fire ring was to be used in an opera. It was to be made in 16...

Macro-Algae Bio-Absorption Filters

Pax Bellum contacted us regarding their macro-algae bio-absorption filters for the aquaculture and aquarium industry. The devices use a central light assembly consisting of a plurality of LEDs affixed to a water pipe or heat pipe. They were looking to replace the...

VBS Lighthouse

Grace Bible Church of Catawissa, PA needed a quick lighthouse for VBS. We supplied a 10" OD CAB (butyrate) tube with an extension of Stratus and a 40W LED. Better lighthouses can be found, but this satisfied the need of the moment. So, let the games begin.

Mighty Mite – Custom Rigid Extruded Tubing

Problem: Extrude a heavy-walled small diameter pneumatic tube; in this case the wall area composes 75% of the tubing area. The difficulty comes in maintaining wall uniformity while eliminating “lensing,” uneven cooling, uneven shrinkage (curling) and chatter lines....

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