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Minneapolis, MN 55406

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MPP-W43D

OOO Scale Gel

 

 

MPP-W43D is one of our polyurethane gel formulations specifically designed for padding and cushioning application that requires Shore Durometer OOO scale hardness.  With this material, the user can obtain good rebound characteristics and gradual compression deflection rates in the Shore OOO hardness range.  The material does not contain any plasticizers, which are known to leach and have adverse effect to the plastic film encapsulation materials used in conjunction with gel materials. 

 

This newly developed formula uses the same part-B (PNA-157) as our standard Shore OO polyurethane gel MPP-V37A.  This allows you to make variety products with fewer raw material inventories.  The applications for this material include cushioning and padding parts for medical/semi-medical application, vibration dampening for sensitive equipment, novelty products, and many more.

 

This polyurethane gel material is formulated in such a way that the user can control the hardness/deflection properties of the product.   Following is reference for the hardness to the corresponding mixing ratio.

 

Hardness vs. Mixing Ratio Correlation

 

      

Mixing Ratio Modification Reference

 

Stoichiometry Ratio

Weight Ratio

Volume Ratio

Hardness

NCO

OH

Part-A

Part-B

Part-A

Part-B

OOO Durometer

100

220

1.000

3.729

1.000

3.844

79

100

240

1.000

4.068

1.000

4.193

74

100

260

1.000

4.407

1.000

4.543

66

100

280

1.000

4.746

1.000

4.892

60

100

300

1.000

5.085

1.000

5.241

52

100

320

1.000

5.424

1.000

5.591

36

100

340

1.000

5.763

1.000

5.940

32

100

360

1.000

6.102

1.000

6.290

19

 

The product hardness is dictated by the stoichiometry ratios between the mole numbers of NCO and OH functional terminals.  However, in practice, you may use weight ratio or volume ratio for the parameter value to determine the target hardness.  Please contact Northstar Polymers for more precise method of hardness control.  The above is the result of our lab test, and it is reference only.

 

The hardness are typical value within + or - 5 Durometer units.  Harder products have faster rebound time after compression force is released.  The data is guidance only.  The user must test the mixing ratio and yielding hardness for each application. 

 

Processing Conditions

 

Components:

Part-A:                                   MPE-083

Part-B:                                   PNA-157

 

Processing Temperature:

 

Part-A:              Room Temperature

Part-B:              Room Temperature

Mold:                Room Temperature

 

Curing Pattern

 

Pot life:                                  10 - 15 minutes at ambient temperature

Demolding:                            2 5 hours at ambient temperature

Complete Cure:                     4 - 5 days at ambient temperature

 

Note: This curing data is the processing parameters of 1:6 mixing ratio at room temperature.  The curing rate may vary depending on the mixing ratio chosen for the process. The curing pattern can be modified by addition of a catalyst. Please consult Northstar Polymers for the modification.

 

Recommendations

 

Mixing ratio setting for your dispensing equipment is critical to the hardness determination.  We recommend the mixing ratio is calibrated by actual weight ratio of the material dispensed from the machine.  For tighter control of the product hardness, recalculation of the volume ratio based on the actual values of the Certificates of Analysis may be required for each lot of material.  Please consult Northstar Polymers for the detailed information on recalculation and calibration.

 

Part-A material is highly viscous at a room temperature.  If casting machine is used for high volume production, part-A can be heated between 140 and 160 F to lower the viscosity; this helps mixing the components well.  Higher processing temperature will increase the cure rate.  Also, catalyst can be used to increase the production rate. 

 

This material is often encapsulated with coated cloth material, polyurethane film, or other resilient materials. The surface of gel product is very sticky, and the gel can be cut or torn easily in certain applications.  The encapsulation is essential for protection of the gel in some applications.  For temporary handling, you may use talc powder to prevent it from sticking to the handlers or equipment.

 

Use of elevated temperature may cause shrinkage of this material.  Shrinkage will be a critical issue if you are pouring this material directly on a flexible film.  Shrinkage could cause significant wrinkling of the film.  If excessive wrinkle occurs, the processing rate may need to be slowed.

 

Component Data:

 

Part-A

 

Product Code:  

MPE-083

Description:

Isocyanate terminated prepolymer extended with polyether polyol

%NCO:

4.65 % +, - 0.5%

Amine Equivalent

830 - 850

Specific Gravity:

1.066

Physical State at 25 C ( 77 F):

Liquid (dark yellow color)

 

Viscosity

80,000 110,00 cps (72 F)

 

Storage: 

Store in a dry indoor storage at room temperature.  The material is highly sensitive to moisture.  After using the content, immediately inject dry nitrogen gas or -40 due-point dry air into the container to blanket the material then store.  Heat will accelerate the subsequent reaction within the material and shorten the shelf life of the material. Do not store at an elevated temperature. 

 

                     

 

Part-B

 

Product Code: 

PNA-157

Description:

Curing agent based on a blend of polyether polyols and additives

Equivalent Weight:

1530 - 1580

Specific Gravity:

1.024

Physical State at 25 C ( 77 F):

Liquid (clear with some off-white haze)

 

Viscosity at 25 C (77 F)

700 1100 cps

Storage: 

Store in a dry indoor storage at room temperature.  The material is hygroscopic. For long term storage, inject dry nitrogen gas or -40 due-point dry air into the container to blanket the material. 

 

                     

 

  

Handling Information:

 

Safety:

 

The component materials are industrial-grade chemicals.  Please keep them in a secure place and prevent access from any unauthorized individual.  The personnel who handles these materials needs to read the Material Safety Data Sheet  (MSDS) for detail information on safety and handling of the material.  The MSDS for each component is sent with the shipment of the material. 

 

When you are conducting a test, or producing your parts using this material, please be sure to operate in a wide-open area with good air movement, or in a well-ventilated area. Wear rubber gloves, long sleeves, and protective eyeglasses to prevent skin/eye contact of the material.  When your operation involves heating or spraying of the material, we recommend, in addition to the above, installation of a proper dynamic ventilation system and/or using a half-face respirator to prevent inhalation of the fume.  

 

Direct contact of polyurethane raw materials to skin/eye, as well as ingestion may lead to health problems.  No eating or smoking should be permitted at the working area.  The operator should wash hands well with soap and water after handling the materials.  Please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for each component for the detailed health information.

 

Storage:

 

Part-A component (prepolymer) contains isocyanate component, which is very much sensitive to moisture.  If it is left in air, part-A component will react with atmospheric moisture and will be ruined.  This reaction is non-reversible.  Soon after opening a can and dispensing the content, nitrogen gas or negative-40-degree-due-point dry air needs to be injected to the container to blanket the material.  Silica gel or calcium chloride desiccant filter should be installed to 55 gallon drum-vent for your drum dispensing system.  The storage temperature should be at a room temperature between 65 and 90 F.

 

Part-B component may be hygroscopic.  If the material is exposed to ambient air, it may absorb moisture. Moisture contaminated part-B material may become source of degradation or excessive bubbles in the product.  The moisture contamination of part-B material is reversible.  Heating material to 160 - 180 F and vacuuming it at about 29" Hg negative pressure for several hours will reduce the moisture level.  Avoid exposure of the material to air.  Purging the empty space in the container with nitrogen gas or negative-40-degree-due-point dry air is also recommended to prevent moisture contamination of part-B. The storage temperature should be at a room temperature between 65 and 90 F.  Store the containers in a dry indoor space.

 

For any questions, please contact Northstar Polymers.

 

Tel:          612-721-2911.

Fax:          612-721-1009

Web Site:     http://www.northstarpolymers.com

E-Mail:       info@northstarpolymers.com

 

Notice: All of the statements, recommendations, suggestions, and data concerning the subject material are based on our laboratory results, and although we believe the same to be reliable, we expressly do not represent, warrant, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of same, or the material or the results to be obtained from the use thereof, neither do we warrant that any such use, either alone or in combination with other materials, shall be free of the rightful claim of any third party by way of INFRINGEMENT or the like, and NORTHSTAR POLYMERS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY and FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

 

 

Revised 10/28/11

 

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3444 Dight Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Tel: 612.721.2911

Fax: 612.721.1009

E-Mail: info@northstarpolymers.com