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photopolymer

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈpɒlɪmə)
n
(Chemistry) a polymeric material that is sensitive to light: used in printing plates, microfilms, etc
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Many papers were focussed on holographic photopolymers.
The nature of the recording medium plays a key role in the realization of this promising technology; photopolymers appear to be the most suitable materials (1-9).
Our flexo customers have long valued the productivity enhancing features of Asahi photopolymers.
A new line of photopolymers for rapid prototyping is said to offer PP-like toughness, strength, and flexibility.
Moreover, says Huntsman, it allows for the production of QuickCast investment casting patterns as well as robust parts from a single vat of material, eliminating the need to switch photopolymers with each new project.
Roll compounds provided include nitrile compounds, EPDM compounds, fluoroelastomers, millable urethanes, polychloroprenes, natural rubbers, silicones, photopolymers, thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic vulcanizates, antistatic conductive materials and more.
Objet's Eden333 uses UV-cured photopolymers that come in front-loading cartridges to create models about 13.
Cons: Requires support structures, which can be difficult to remove, post-curing needed, photopolymers may be toxic and/or hazardous.
This is because thermoset photopolymers do not melt, they expand before they burn away.
Bayer MaterialScience is supplying color-sensitive photopolymers that are ideal for the mass replication of the true-color master holograms produced by Ultimate Holographic Reproductions.
In addition, there are handling, preparation and storage problems associated with photopolymers.
Platemaking materials include Flint Group's full line of nyloflex[R] photopolymer plates, plus water-wash Cosmolight[R] and Printight[R] from Toyobo, and liquid photopolymers from Chemence.