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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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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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Jun 29, 2015 | Industry News

APS Elastomers Offers Rubber-replacing TPV Formulated with PP for Window Profiles

Formulated with polypropylene (PP) and a cross-linked EPDM, Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber; flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil and grease.

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Jun 15, 2015 | Industry News

APS Elastomers’ Rubber-replacing TPV Offers Good Colorability

Are you looking for a rubber alternative with a soft, easy grip and good colorability? APS Elastomers’ Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibits many properties similar to rubber such as flexibility over a wide temperature range and more.

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Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

By Chris DeArmitt

Increase your confidence in the plastics industry with a structured and ready-to-use overview of existing materials, technologies and key factors impacting performance/cost ratio. This is a good starting point for someone new in the plastics industry.

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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Jul 23, 2015 | Product News

Teknor Apex at Fakuma’15: To Unveil Styrenic TPE (TPE-S) for Window Gaskets

A new series of styrenic block copolymer elastomers from Teknor Apex Company exhibits performance comparable to that of thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) widely used in window gaskets while offering new options for building product manufacturers.

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Jun 17, 2015 | Industry News

Auto Engineering Conf. bio!CAR to Debut at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015

bio!CAR, a new conference for the car industry, will launch in September. Focused mainly on bio-based materials in auto engineering, the international meeting will debut at Exhibition Centre Stuttgart on 24-25 Sep. as part of COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015.

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Jun 11, 2015 | Product News

Elastocon Introduces Rubber-replacing Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) for Consumer Goods

Elastocon TPE Technologies introduces newly formulated black 48 Shore A thermoplastic elastomer that gives molded products rubber-like properties and a good surface finish for consumer goods and industrial applications (requiring U.V.) stability.

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May 28, 2015 | Product News

Elastocon TPE’s Two New TPE Grades Pass FMVSS302 Specifications for Flammability

Two new grades in 8000 Series of general purpose series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) – 8088N (colorable) & 8088BL (black lubricated) – have passed FMVSS302 specifications for flammability, according to officials at Elastocon TPE Technologies.

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