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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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