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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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Mar 1, 2017 | Product News

Advanc3d Materials Launches Stretchable TPU for 3D Printing

Advanc3d Materials has developed a new TPU, AdSint TPU 80 shA, a rubber-like material which is based on an own synthesized technology, for the 3D printing process. The process stability during...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Product News

New TPE-S by Teknor Apex with Multiple Processing Benefits for Auto Interior Parts

Teknor Apex Company has announced that a new styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-S) provides multiple processing advantages over other standard rubber for automotive interior parts...

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Jun 28, 2016 | Product News

Teknor Apex at K 2016: To Unveil Lubricated TPV Compound for Pipe Seals

Teknor Apex has recently announced that a new TPV elastomer for pipe seals exhibits the same processing and performance advantages over thermoset rubber as a well-established TPV while providing...

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Jun 21, 2016 | Product News

DSM Launches High Temperature Resistant TPC for Hot Charge Air Ducts

DSM has developed new high temperature resistant grade of its Arnitel® thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPC) for production of flexible hot charge air ducts used in turbocharged engines...

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Apr 29, 2016 | Product News

Prodways Unveils TPU Material for Laser Sintering Technology

While attending the international AMUG conferences, Prodways, a Groupe Gorgé subsidiary, announced the launch of a new thermoplastic polyurethane material (TPU), which will join its range of powders...

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Dec 5, 2016 | Product News

New Family of Medical-grade Thermoplastic Elastomers for Cast Films by Teknor Apex

New rubber-replacing and cost effective Medalist® thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) compounds from Teknor Apex are available as ready-to-use standard products in grades specifically designed for...

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Oct 19, 2016 | Product News

New Polymers for Shaping Smart Ideas from DuPont for Auto and E&E at K 2016

At K 2016, DuPont is launching innovative polymer lines to demonstrate its commitment to shape smart ideas. New polymers are beneficial in rubber-replacing, reducing cost of products for automotive...

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Jun 24, 2016 | Product News

S&E Specialty Polymers Unveils Rubber-replacing CPE Compounds for Wires & Cables

S&E Specialty Polymers after several years of extensive research and development has introduced six new thermoplastic and thermoset CPE-based (Chlorinated Polyethylene) compounds for replacing...

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Jun 20, 2016 | Product News

Voodoo Manufacturing Unveils Full-flex & Semi-flex TPU for 3D Printing

Voodoo Manufacturing has announced the introduction of new full-flex and semi-flex Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) for advanced 3D printed parts, two new material options now available through the...

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Mar 8, 2016 | Product News

Foster Unveils ProFlex™ SEBS for Soft Touch Medical Devices

Foster Corporation introduces ProFlex™ styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene (SEBS) for soft touch medical device applications. These polymers offer a low cost alternative to other thermoplastic...

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