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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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Apr 10, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik Supports Development of Innovative Virtual Cars

Driven by trends around efficiency and design, Evonik Industries offered its broad portfolio of metal- and rubber-replacing plastics for automotive industry. Evonik’s unique technologies help reduce...

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Jul 21, 2016 | Industry News

ExxonMobil Plans to Expand TPV Production Capacity for Automotive Market

ExxonMobil has recently announced plans to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales. The project will result in a 25% increase in global TPV elastomer production capacity used for...

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May 9, 2016 | Industry News

Wageningen UR to Develop Biomass-based Polymers for Elastic Rail Fastening Systems

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is working on development of eco-friendly resins for elastic rail fastening systems. These polymers are often based on isocyanates, which require special...

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Jan 18, 2016 | Industry News

TerraVerdae Partners with PolyFerm Canada to Expand Elastomeric PHA Biomaterials Portfolio

TerraVerdae announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with PolyFerm. This partnership expands TerraVerdae’s product and technology portfolio into the high growth market of...

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Dec 3, 2015 | Industry News

3D Systems Showcased its Digital Thread for 3D Printing at formnext 2015

3D Systems participated in formnext 2015, a new trade fair for moldmaking, product design & 3D printing in Germany. 3DS showcased integrated cross-technology capabilities for moldmaking and product...

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Nov 29, 2016 | Industry News

Rubber-replacing Thermoplastic Polyurethane from Covestro for Soaker Hoses

Covestro’s Texin® TPU is the material for making lightweight, kink-resistant, long-lasting polyurethane hose that also meets standards for potable water. Texin® TPU bridges gap between rubber &...

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Jun 24, 2016 | Industry News

VELOX to Distribute Samyang’s TPE-E in Europe and Turkey

VELOX has announced its extended distribution partnership with Samyang Engineering Plastics. VELOX will be distributing TPE-E in all European countries and Turkey. Thermoplastic Polyester...

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Jan 25, 2016 | Industry News

CelebriDucks Offers PolyOne’s Customized TPE-based Safe Baby Teething Toys

PolyOne declared that it has helped manufacturer CelebriDucks launch The Good Duck™, a toy for babies and children with a smooth texture for teething. The Good Duck is marketed as PVC free...

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Dec 9, 2015 | Industry News

BASF’s E-TPU Increases Durability of Dunlop’s Padel Bat

The new technology Power Flex developed by BASF: Infinergy®. The expanded thermoplastic polyurethane is applied to the core of the padel bat. Its unique elastic properties and resilience offer clear...

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Nov 30, 2015 | Industry News

nova-Institute Analyzes Current Trend of WPC and NFC in Consumer Goods

The latest edition of nova-Institute’s market study “Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC)” reveals the most commonly used plastics are PP, PE and PVC, but also bio-based...

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