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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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Mar 14, 2018 | Product News

Padanaplast to Unveil HFFR Technology-based Compounds for Wire 2018

Padanaplast will introduce several new flame-retardant grades at Wire Düsseldorf 2018. These rubber-replacing compounds targeting automotive and building & construction sector are designed for...

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Feb 23, 2018 | Product News

Teknor Apex’s New Low-gloss PVC Compounds for Auto Window Encapsulation: NPE2018

At NPE2018, Teknor Apex will introduce a newly developed series of flexible PVC injection molding compounds that gives rubber-like finish while retaining the cost-performance advantages of PVC for...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Product News

Lubrizol to Highlight Latest Developments in TPU with VELOX at Fakuma

Lubrizol has announced its Engineered Polymers business will be participating with VELOX at Fakuma 2017. TPU provides the strength of metal or rubber coupled with softness...

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Sep 27, 2017 | Industry News

BASF’s PU-based Two-layer Tire System Supports Bicycle-sharing in China

ofo will make journeys safer and more comfortable with the help of a two-layer tire system made with BASF’s polyurethane. Compared to conventional tires made of rubber, the innovative bike tire...

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Jul 26, 2017 | Product News

Long-term Sealing Performance with New Rubber-replacing Medical TPV from Teknor Apex

The dynamic sealing properties of Teknor Apex’s new Medalist MD-23100 TPV Series enable device manufacturers to obtain excellent long-term performance while avoiding the higher cost and greater...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 5, 2017 | Product News

Colorite to Unveil TPE Compounds for Medical Devices at MD&M East

A new line of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds will be featured by Colorite, which is alternative to various rubber materials, PVC and phthalate-plasticized compounds, for medical device...

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Apr 18, 2017 | Product News

Rubber-like New Durable TPE for Professional 3D Printing by CRP Technology

CRP Technology launches Windform® RL, the first TPE material within Windform family of materials for professional 3D Printing. It is not only suitable for automotive and motorsport applications, but...

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Apr 10, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik Supports Development of Innovative Virtual Cars

Driven by trends around efficiency and design, Evonik Industries offered its broad portfolio of metal- and rubber-replacing plastics for automotive industry. Evonik’s unique technologies help reduce...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Stratasys Expands 3D Printing Range with Nylon Composite & Rubber-like Material

Stratasys has recently announced two new advanced materials: a carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic strong enough to replace metal components in automotive and a new line of rubber-like high-durability...

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