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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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May 22, 2015 | Product News

AEI Compounds Unveils SX-0606 HFFR Compound for NEK606 Cables

AEI Compounds unveils SX-0606 high performance moisture-cure, silane crosslinkable sheathing compound to meet specification NEK606 Cables for offshore installations, halogen free & mud resistant...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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