The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers
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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 18, 2017 |
CRP Technology launches Windform® RL, the first TPE material within Windform family of materials for professional 3D Printing. It is not only suitable for automotive and motorsport applications, but...
Apr 4, 2017 |
Stratasys has recently announced two new advanced materials: a carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic strong enough to replace metal components in automotive and a new line of rubber-like high-durability...
Dec 5, 2016 |
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...
Nov 2, 2016 |
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...
Jul 21, 2016 |
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...
Apr 10, 2017 |
Driven by trends around efficiency and design, Evonik Industries offered its broad portfolio of metal- and rubber-replacing plastics for automotive industry. Evonik’s unique technologies help reduce...
Mar 1, 2017 |
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...
Nov 29, 2016 |
Covestro’s Texin® TPU is the material for making lightweight, kink-resistant, long-lasting polyurethane hose that also meets standards for potable water. Texin® TPU bridges gap between rubber &...
Oct 19, 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...
Jun 28, 2016 |
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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