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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Oct 8, 2012 |
Arnitel® Eco, an innovative, partly bio-based thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPC) has won an honorable mention in the 2012 Material ConneXion Material of the Year Award. The revolutionary...
Oct 4, 2012 |
Smithers Rapra has unveiled four new speakers for their forthcoming thermoplastic elastomers conference in Berlin on 13-14 November. Dr Valentina Cerato, Senior Materials Engineer, Ford Motor...
Sep 25, 2012 |
The ongoing popularity of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has seen many TPE producers make moves that are, at least in part, detrimental to manufacturers or marketers whose products need more than...
Sep 24, 2012 |
By Mark DeMeuse
During the last decade, attention has been drawn to hospital-acquired infections, also referred to as nosocomial. As part of that attention, there is a growing demand for higher standards in...
Sep 6, 2012 |
BASF will showcase its newest thermoplastic polyurethanes at the 10th Annual Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference (TPE TopCon 2012). Visitors will learn about the company's Elastollan® TPU...
Oct 4, 2012 |
Santoprene™ TPVs chosen for glass run channel weatherseal of Volkswagen up! Exxtral™ performance polyolefins for interiors of Volkswagen up! as well as for the front and rear bumper fascia of the...
Oct 3, 2012 |
The demand for renewable-based polyurethanes (PUs) continues to rise as manufacturers throughout the value chain within the automotive, footwear, carpet and even furniture sectors seek to...
Sep 24, 2012 |
Several new grades of clear, SEBS-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Elastocon TPE Technologies now offer medical products designers and manufacturers an even broader selection from which to...
Sep 7, 2012 |
BASF has opened a new research lab for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) in Wyandotte, Michigan. A multidisciplinary team of product developers, chemists and material scientists will work to...
Aug 31, 2012 |
Elasto Müller Kunststoffe, Hexpol's Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) compounding group, has announced plans to expand capacity in Germany with a sixth TPE production line. The investment includes plans...
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