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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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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.

Mar 19, 2015 | Product News

Teknor Apex & KraussMaffei at NPE2015: To Mold Seal Made of TPV for Rigid PVC Pipe

Teknor Apex Company will supply KraussMaffei Corp. with Sarlink® brand thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) for use in a unique multi-component process to mold two-component gaskets for rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe on the show floor at NPE2015.

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Jan 19, 2015 | Industry News

APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPV Replaces Rubber in Guitar Knobs for Softness & Easy Grip

Knobeez selects APS Elastomers’ Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate as a rubber alternative for guitar and bass knobs. It can be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment. Available in Shore hardness range of 35A-50D.

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Dec 4, 2014 | Product News

Lubrizol at Muovi Plastics: Featured Medical-grade TPUs, Rubber-replacing Soft Polymers

Lubrizol Corporation highlighted its LifeSciences’ extensive portfolio of advanced materials for the medical device industry at Muovi Plastics exhibition at Lahti Fair Centre in Lahti, Finland. Among the featured products were Tecothane™ TPUs.

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Sep 29, 2014 | Product News

Lubrizol LifeSciences at MEDTEC China'14: Highlighted TPU Portfolio for Medical Industry

The Lubrizol Corporation's Lubrizol LifeSciences highlighted its broad portfolio of advanced materials for the medical industry at the MEDTEC China 2014 exhibition Sept. 25-26 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.

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Mar 23, 2015 | Product News

Evonik at NPE2015: Unveils Rubber-replacing PA Extrusion Compound for Tubing Systems

Specialty chemical company Evonik presents new VESTAMID® DX9360 product, a polyamide extrusion compound for tubing systems that has the potential to significantly extend the lifetime of engine lines at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase.

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Mar 6, 2015 | Product News

Teknor Apex at NPE2015: To Feature Sarlink® TPE-S for Window Encapsulation & Auto Seals

Teknor Apex’s series of TPE compounds for window encapsulation and other injection molded automotive sealing applications provides a higher-flow alternative to TPVs while offering the potential for weight savings because of their low density.

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Dec 19, 2014 | Industry News

APS Elastomers’ Maxelast® TPE Proves Ideal for Taxidermy Parts

APS Elastomers’ Maxelast® TPE is ideal material to replicate parts needed for taxidermy. It combines properties of rubber. When extruded or co-extruded, Maxelast® grade can be miter-cut & heat welded for corner fastening products and applications.

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Nov 18, 2014 | Industry News

SPE Announces Auto Innovation Awards; Recognizes First TPE CVJ Boot Seal

The first global implementation of a blow-molded, thermoplastic elastomer constant velocity joint (CVJ) half-shaft drive-axle boot seal was selected as the 2014 Hall of Fame winner by the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

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Sep 12, 2014 | Product News

Teknor Apex at Fakuma: To Unveil Monprene® RG TPE Series for Kitchen Appliances & more

Teknor Apex Company has developed a series of standard grades that offer a wide range of choices for manufacturers of food containers, utensils, kitchen appliances, and children's products.

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