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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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Jul 17, 2018 | Product News

ARLANXEO Formulates New TPV Using Bio-based EPDM Rubber

ARLANXEO has launched new TPVs that combine bio-based Keltan Eco EPDM Rubber. New bio-based TPV offers an excellent opportunity to replace regular thermoset rubber in automotive sealing...

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Jun 8, 2018 | Product News

Denka Unveils High-performance Elastomer, Alternative to Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber

Denka has developed its third high-performance elastomer “Evolmer”. This new material can meet the diverse and highly demanding requirements of the automotive, electric equipment and electronics...

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Apr 26, 2018 | Industry News

TPE Compounds Gain Popularity as More Feasible Option in Medical Applications

According to Colorite, TPEs are being viewed as a replacement for PVC in medical applications where phthalate- or plasticizer-free materials are desired and also, rubber replacement used in...

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Apr 24, 2018 | Product News

NYCOA at NPE2018: to Launch NY-FLEX® Nylon-based ‘Hybrid’ Engineering TPEs

Nylon Corporation of America has developed a new rubber-replacing NY-FLEX® elastomer range, an innovative class of nylon-based engineering thermoplastic elastomers (E-TPE) for use in automotive...

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Apr 4, 2018 | Product News

Teknor Apex’s New TPE-based Plunger Stoppers Enhance Syringe Function: NPE2018

Teknor Apex will introduce medical-grade thermoplastic elastomers for injection molded plunger stoppers at NPE2018. New TPEs provide processing advantages over rubber & TPVs, are less costly and...

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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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