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- Feb 2, 2013
thanks for looking
Spotezl Brewery, Shiner Bock, one of my favorites. Looks like you know a good beer Tony.This is my go-to place for all things plastic (raw materials, and some fab work):
I know the owner, and have been doing business with them for many years. They are an excellent tech resource as well. Good one to bookmark. Besides, they are in Shiner, Texas.....home of a pretty decent brew.
IIRC, chips or shavings of nylon smell a bit like burnt hair when lit. Polyethylene-family plastics (including polypro) burn readily with little smell. PVC tends to give off a sharp odor (from the chlorine). Both nylon and PVC will sink in water. Polyethylene/polypro will float. These are "first approximation" field tests I recall from my engineering days.It looked like natural colored Delrin, machined like it, but didn’t hold up in use like it. So I did some homework. Found out that when you put a flame up to Delrin chips it will give off a smell similar to formaldehyde. This plastic I have does not do that.