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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Feb 19, 2016 | Product News

Teknor Apex Unveils TPE & TPV for Appliances’ Seals & Gaskets

Teknor Apex introduces specialty thermoplastic elastomers for seals, gaskets, motor mounts, drain tubes, shock absorbers, feet, and other components of major appliances, expanding a diverse family...

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