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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. Subscribe Now!

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Jul 24, 2020 | Article

Designing High Durability Industrial Parts Using PC-based Urethane Prepolymers

By SpecialChem

Polyurethane parts are increasingly replacing metal, rubber and other plastic components in a wide range of industries and applications. Each application has its own demands which dictate the...

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Mar 19, 2020 | Industry News

New Nano-rubber-like Material to Replace Ruptured Human Tissues

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have created a new, rubber-like material with a unique set of properties, which could act as a replacement for human tissue in medical...

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Feb 18, 2020 | Industry News

BASF to Present 3D Printed TPU-based Shoe and more at SIMAC

BASF to showcase a 3D printed shoe made entirely of innovative materials and other products such as Infinergy®, the rubber-like E-TPU now applicable for dress shoes and Ultrasint® TPU01 for...

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Jul 22, 2019 | Product News

Texon Vulcan- A New Solution to Age-Old Sagging Problem in Vulcanized Shoes

Texon has developed a new product ‘Texon Vulcan’ to provide extra shape and enhanced levels of support in vulcanized shoes; contains up to 50% recycled fiber content and comes as an alternative to...

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Jun 20, 2019 | Industry News

DSM Launches New Production Line for Arnitel® TPCs in Emmen, the Netherlands

Royal DSM has launched new production line for Arnitel® in Emmen, the Netherlands. Arnitel is increasingly being used as a lighter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers in automotive...

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May 21, 2019 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Unveils Low Odor &-Emission TPE Series at CHINAPLAS 2019

KRAIBURG TPE unveils its breakthrough automotive low odor & emission TPE material innovations at CHINAPLAS 2019. This new TPE series is expected to bring a breath of fresh air to automotive...

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May 20, 2019 | Product News

Teknor Apex Introduces Thermally Stable TPEs for Greater Adhesion

Teknor Apex offers New-generation thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) overmolding compounds that exhibit greater adhesion to a wider range of engineering thermoplastics, mold more easily, and are more...

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May 17, 2019 | Industry News

ExxonMobil Expands Santoprene™ TPE Production Capacity at Newport, Wales Plant

ExxonMobil has expanded its specialty Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers manufacturing capacity in Wales. These elastomers perform like vulcanized rubber & help make automotive and consumer...

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May 15, 2019 | Industry News

KRAIBURG TPE Customizes Elastomer for Safe and Durable Overmolded Dog Toy

KRAIBURG TPE has demonstrated its expertise in custom-engineered thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for a durable dog toy. The TP compound is tailored to the precise balance of hardness and flexibility...

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Jan 21, 2019 | Article

Taking TPEs to the Next Level – New Developments Round-up

By Payal Ahuja

The global market for thermoplastic elastomers is estimated to have grown at a compound average rate (CAGR) of 5.45% in 2012-17, even though it is an increasingly mature market. It is also...

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