The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Feb 1, 2016 | Product News

Gelest Introduces Medical-grade Elastomer with Elongation & Shape Recovery Ability

Gelest, Inc. introduced a revolutionary technology that will allow design engineers to create innovative devices to meet new applications. This class of medical-grade elastomers has unprecedented elongation and shape recovery abilities.

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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 biodegradable thermoelastomers.

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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 advantages in playability and durability of the bat.

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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 materials such as bio PE and PLA are used.

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Aug 24, 2015 | Industry News

CI to Bring Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine for Auto at Fabtech 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) is ready to make noise at Fabtech (Nov 9-12) with two exhibit booths promoting company’s latest technologies, including the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine that had manufacturers buzzing at IMTS last year.

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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, phthalate free and BHA free.

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Jan 6, 2016 | Product News

Amcor’s PET Bottle for PepsiCo-Lipton Tea Earns WorldStar 2016 Packaging Award

Amcor Rigid Plastics captured WPO’s WorldStar 2016 Packaging Award for the development of an ultra-lightweight, hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container designed exclusively for PepsiCo-Lipton’s tea drink brand in Central America.

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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 design using additive & traditional manufacturing.

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Nov 24, 2015 | Product News

PolymaxTPE Launches Low Hardness TPE for Weather Seals

PolymaxTPE has developed a low hardness TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) exhibiting better performance than that of thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) widely used in weather seals by providing higher tear strength, lower compression set and cost benefits.

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Aug 4, 2015 | Product News

Elastocon Adds TPE Grades to Versatile 8000 Series for Consumer Products

Elastocon TPE Technologies has increased its offerings of TPEs with the introduction of a new grade in its general purpose 8000 Series, specifically the newly formulated 8078B grade for applications for both consumer as well as industrial products.

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