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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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Jan 29, 2013 | Product News

Lubrizol Introduces Series of Aromatic Carbothane™ PC-based TPUs for Long-term Implantation Uses

The Lubrizol Corporation announces the launch of eight new aromatic products from Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers. These materials are an extension of the Carbothane™ line of polycarbonate-based...

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Dec 18, 2012 | Product News

Teknor Apex Adds-on High-hardness Grades in Medalist® MD-200 TPV Series for Medical Uses

Teknor Apex Company has developed two high-hardness grades in its Medalist® MD-200 series of thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers, extending the already broad durometer range of these...

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Dec 17, 2012 | Article

TPE 2012 Conference Review: Improved Products for Demanding Applications

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Smithers RAPRA organization set-up the annual conference on Thermoplastics Elastomers (TPE 2012), which took place this year in Berlin, Germany, on November 13 & 14th, 2012. Once...

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Nov 26, 2012 | Industry News

Global TPU Market to Grow at CAGR of 5.5% from 2013 to 2018: Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market — Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and...

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Nov 16, 2012 | Industry News

BASF Strengthens its Market Position with Construction of Novel Production Complex for TPUs

Fifty years after its founding sees BASF Polyurethanes GmbH in Lemförde continuing its success story. With the construction of a new production complex for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) the...

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Jan 28, 2013 | Industry News

Bayer MaterialScience to Further Expand its TPU, PC & PC Blend Business in North America

Bayer MaterialScience LLC announced that it has completed the purchase of nearly 11 acres of land located directly adjacent to its South Deerfield Site. This investment in additional land...

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Dec 17, 2012 | Industry News

DSM's Flexible TPE Arnitel® VT Offers PFC-free Alternative for Membranes in Outdoor Clothing

Outdoor clothing can be made waterproof and highly breathable with ultrathin membranes made from Arnitel® VT from DSM. Arnitel VT is a very flexible thermoplastic elastomer that, when made into...

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Dec 11, 2012 | Product News

Lubrizol Corp Introduces Estane® Soft Plasticizer-free TPUs for Athletic Footwear Applications

The Lubrizol Corporation offers Estane® soft plasticizer-free thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) for athletic footwear applications. An alternative to conventional plasticized TPUs, Lubrizol's...

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Nov 19, 2012 | Industry News

Discraft Uses STAR's TPEs to Produce Specialized Flying Discs Sportdiscs™ for Disc Golf Players

It is no wonder that disc golf is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in North America. Why? For starters, it contributes to good physical and mental conditioning, and is fun for everyone...

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Nov 16, 2012 | Industry News

STAR Replaces TPV & Rubber with its Newly Formulated Hard & Flexible StarFlex® H TPE Grade

A very special hard grade of TPE (60 Shore D) has been developed by Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. (STAR) for designers and product marketers needing an elastomer that is both hard and...

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