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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 29, 2016 | Product News

Prodways Unveils TPU 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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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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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...

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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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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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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...

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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 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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