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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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Nov 1, 2013 | Article

Elastomers: At the Forefront of Huge Changes

Based on the August Click'N Vote Results the Omnexus Community clearly stated that the Elastomer Market Segment would have brilliant growth times in the near future. Even though cost-competitive...

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Oct 21, 2013 | Industry News

Arkema at K2013: Shows Sustainable Advances in Biosourced Plastics, High-performance Polymers & more

Arkema places innovation at the heart of its development strategy. The consecration of its intense R&D policy, for the third consecutive year Arkema ranks among the "Top 100 innovative organizations...

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Jul 30, 2013 | Product News

Teknor Apex at K 2013: To Introduce Restructured TPE Brands for European Plastics Processors

At K 2013, Teknor Apex Company will introduce a restructuring of its well-known thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) brands that will enable it to serve as a single source of multiple compounds for...

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Jul 22, 2013 | Industry News

PolyOne Unveils Versaflex™ HC TPE for Medical Infusion Therapy Stoppers and Septums

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, one among the global leaders in high-performance thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) solutions, recently announced Versaflex™ HC for infusion therapy stoppers and...

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Jul 3, 2013 | Industry News

Hyundai Opts for Exxonmobil Chemical's Santoprene™ TPV to Reduce Weight of Short Air Ducts

Meets long-term sealing requirements, may reduce energy use during manufacture and can be recycled within the manufacturing stream. South Korean auto maker Hyundai wanted a lighter weight, more...

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Oct 22, 2013 | Industry News

DuPont at K 2013: Features Hytrel® Thermoplastic-based Jounce Bumper System for Fiat

Fiat adopts an integrated jounce bumper system on its Punto model that integrates several components into one to deliver better performance and a lower system cost. The component is the result of an...

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Sep 16, 2013 | Product News

Arkema's Renewably-sourced, Metal & Rubber Replacing Rilsan® HT PPA Wins Pierre Potier's Top Prize

The result of over 5 years of research, Rilsan® HT is the first thermoplastic from the polyphthalamide (PPA) family available in the market to combine high temperature resistance with flexibility...

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Jul 25, 2013 | Product News

STAR Formulates New StarXtrude™ SEBS-based TPE Extrusion Grades for Tubing, Gaskets & more

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. (STAR) has increased the number of formulations of the firm's StarXtrude™ extrusion grades of SEBS-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). Offering a...

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Jul 9, 2013 | Industry News

adidas' Running Shoes Feature BASF's Newly Developed Expanded TPU - Infinergy™

In plastics research, there are various ways of developing innovative and potentially successful new materials. Additives help to give familiar substances new properties, while mixing polymers can...

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Jun 28, 2013 | Industry News

Evonik's Biobased VESTAMID® Terra PA Used in Multi-layer Tube Systems of Racing Car

RED Motorsport's Lotus Exige completed the third race of the new season on June 14th and 15th, took place in the Touring Car Championships (TCC) of the Deutscher Motorsport Verband (DMV) at the...

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