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Rubber Replacement

The aim of using plastics as rubber replacement is to achieve a maximum weight saving in individual components or parts by means of the design, the material selection or the method of production. By focusing on key concepts such as TPE, TPO, TPV elastomer, SBS, SEBS... this Channel aims to provide engineers and designers with technical solutions to replace rubber with plastics. 

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Jul 8, 2014 | Article

Why are TPUs getting back into the 'rat-race' of the Sports & Leisure industry?

By Thibaud Deleger

From the elastomeric materials, side significant changes occurred in these past years, with many more options offered to product designers and engineers. Vulcanized rubbers were the first to be...

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Nov 1, 2013 | Article

Elastomers: At the Forefront of Huge Changes

Based on the August Click'N Vote Results the Omnexus Community clearly stated that the Elastomer Market Segment would have brilliant growth times in the near future. Even though cost-competitive...

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Feb 25, 2013 | Article

TPEs: Meeting Today's Application Needs and Offering Solutions for Tomorrow's Innovations

KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) based on hydrogenated styrene block copolymers (HSBC). In addition to custom solutions, the company offers under the brand...

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Sep 24, 2012 | Article

Polymers for Use in Nosocomial Infection Prevention

By Mark DeMeuse

During the last decade, attention has been drawn to hospital-acquired infections, also referred to as nosocomial. As part of that attention, there is a growing demand for higher standards in...

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Nov 28, 2011 | Article

TPE-based Disposable Gloves Wash their Hands off PVC & Rubbers

By Sreeparna Das

Alliance Polymers & Services LLC has developed a new grade of Thermoplastic Elastomer, the Maxelast® TPE D Series grade D01-0421, specifically for the manufacture of disposable gloves. Designed to...

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Apr 24, 2014 | Article

Reactive Processing of EVA/PA Blends to Make High Performance Automotive Elastomers

Dynamic vulcanization process of ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber (EVM) and ternary polyamide copolymer (tPA) blends in the presence of tetraethyloxysilane (TEOS) was investigated. The morphology...

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Jun 10, 2013 | Article

Two-shot Molding with TPE Enables Innovative Design, Novel Features

By Donald McNally

Although it's been a half-century of the standard way of writing words on paper, there are still people who like to use fountain pens. Some modern manufacturers now market the fountain pen as a...

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Dec 17, 2012 | Article

TPE 2012 Conference Review: Improved Products for Demanding Applications

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Smithers RAPRA organization set-up the annual conference on Thermoplastics Elastomers (TPE 2012), which took place this year in Berlin, Germany, on November 13 & 14th, 2012. Once...

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Dec 12, 2011 | Article

TPE 2011 Conference Report: Two Strong Drivers Lead the TPE Growth

By Thibaud Deleger

As a starting point to the 14th international conference on Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) held in Brussels, Belgium, on 8th to 9th November 2011 and following the agenda of the 20 presentations two...

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Nov 2, 2011 | Article

FDA-compliant Rubber-like TPE Grades for Medical & Consumer Goods

By Sreeparna Das

Elastocon TPE Technologies has added two new grades to its 2800 Series of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), namely the Elastocon 2850PE and 2865PE, having a Shore A hardness of 50 and 65, respectively...

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