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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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Jul 23, 2015 | Product News

Teknor Apex at Fakuma’15: To Unveil Styrenic TPE (TPE-S) for Window Gaskets

A new series of styrenic block copolymer elastomers from Teknor Apex Company exhibits performance comparable to that of thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) widely used in window gaskets while offering...

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Jun 17, 2015 | Industry News

Auto Engineering Conf. bio!CAR to Debut at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015

bio!CAR, a new conference for the car industry, will launch in September. Focused mainly on bio-based materials in auto engineering, the international meeting will debut at Exhibition Centre...

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Jun 11, 2015 | Product News

Elastocon Introduces Rubber-replacing Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) for Consumer Goods

Elastocon TPE Technologies introduces newly formulated black 48 Shore A thermoplastic elastomer that gives molded products rubber-like properties and a good surface finish for consumer goods and...

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May 22, 2015 | Product News

AEI Compounds Unveils SX-0606 HFFR Compound for NEK606 Cables

AEI Compounds unveils SX-0606 high performance moisture-cure, silane crosslinkable sheathing compound to meet specification NEK606 Cables for offshore installations, halogen free & mud resistant...

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Mar 19, 2015 | Product News

Teknor Apex & KraussMaffei at NPE2015: To Mold Seal Made of TPV for Rigid PVC Pipe

Teknor Apex Company will supply KraussMaffei Corp. with Sarlink® brand thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) for use in a unique multi-component process to mold two-component gaskets for rigid polyvinyl...

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Jun 29, 2015 | Industry News

APS Elastomers Offers Rubber-replacing TPV Formulated with PP for Window Profiles

Formulated with polypropylene (PP) and a cross-linked EPDM, Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber; flexibility over a wide temperature range and...

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Jun 15, 2015 | Industry News

APS Elastomers’ Rubber-replacing TPV Offers Good Colorability

Are you looking for a rubber alternative with a soft, easy grip and good colorability? APS Elastomers’ Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibits many properties similar to rubber such as...

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May 28, 2015 | Product News

Elastocon TPE’s Two New TPE Grades Pass FMVSS302 Specifications for Flammability

Two new grades in 8000 Series of general purpose series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) – 8088N (colorable) & 8088BL (black lubricated) – have passed FMVSS302 specifications for flammability...

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Mar 23, 2015 | Product News

Evonik at NPE2015: Unveils Rubber-replacing PA Extrusion Compound for Tubing Systems

Specialty chemical company Evonik presents new VESTAMID® DX9360 product, a polyamide extrusion compound for tubing systems that has the potential to significantly extend the lifetime of engine lines...

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Mar 6, 2015 | Product News

Teknor Apex at NPE2015: To Feature Sarlink® TPE-S for Window Encapsulation & Auto Seals

Teknor Apex’s series of TPE compounds for window encapsulation and other injection molded automotive sealing applications provides a higher-flow alternative to TPVs while offering the potential for...

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