- March 16, 2015, Tom Bezigian
Most extrusion operations aren't affected by or concerned with surface contamination. Those that are, such as polyester film and sheet manufacturers for critical end-use applications, face a constant battle to ensure a quality finished product.
- June 30, 2014, Tom Bezigian
I recently had a chance to meet with Eric Arrington, founder and president of Microphazer Films out of Rochester, New York. Arrington, a former scientist at Kodak holds multiple patents and has been in the extrusion industry for more than 30 years, and has invented a way to produce ultra-thin, un-oriented, amorphous polymer films. I will review my interview with him in this blog.
Microphazer Films, LLC is a new, privately held company that has developed a method to produce thin, unoriented films made from amorphous polymers. To those skilled in the art, this means that a whole new, and broad array of polymers are now available to be made into thin films, in the range of 3μ (micron) thick, which is about 25 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair.
Eric has been working on this invention much of the time since he left Kodak in 2007. While much of that time was spent was with photographic paper, he learned
Eric is also a former student of mine at UMASS-Lowell. We had a chance to catch up, and he told me the projects he is working on.
Contact Eric Arrington at (585) 919-7507 or Arrington@microphazer.com for further information