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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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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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Jun 20, 2013 | Product News

Lubrizol Launches Flame-retardant TPU Product Suitable for Medical Applications

The Lubrizol Corporation recently announced the launch of a flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) product suitable for medical applications. Developed by Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers...

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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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Jun 28, 2013 | Industry News

Exxonmobil Chemical's Santoprene™ TPVs Offer More Durability as Compared to EPDM in Steering Boots

For many years rack and pinion steering boots made from Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) have been meeting the needs of automotive under-chassis applications. Steering boots must...

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Jun 10, 2013 | Article

Two-shot Molding with TPE Enables Innovative Design, Novel Features

By Donald McNally

Although it's been a half-century of the standard way of writing words on paper, there are still people who like to use fountain pens. Some modern manufacturers now market the fountain pen as a...

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