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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 19, 2015 | Industry News

APS Elastomers’ Viprene® TPV Replaces Rubber in Guitar Knobs for Softness & Easy Grip

Knobeez selects APS Elastomers’ Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate as a rubber alternative for guitar and bass knobs. It can be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion...

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Dec 4, 2014 | Product News

Lubrizol at Muovi Plastics: Featured Medical-grade TPUs, Rubber-replacing Soft Polymers

Lubrizol Corporation highlighted its LifeSciences’ extensive portfolio of advanced materials for the medical device industry at Muovi Plastics exhibition at Lahti Fair Centre in Lahti, Finland...

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Sep 29, 2014 | Product News

Lubrizol LifeSciences at MEDTEC China'14: Highlighted TPU Portfolio for Medical Industry

The Lubrizol Corporation's Lubrizol LifeSciences highlighted its broad portfolio of advanced materials for the medical industry at the MEDTEC China 2014 exhibition Sept. 25-26 at the Shanghai World...

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Aug 1, 2014 | Product News

Elastocon Adds Two HD TPE Grades to its Rubber-like 8055 Series for Consumer Applications

Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., a strong contender in the thermoplastic elastomer marketplace with more than 5 complete lines of specialty TPEs for numerous applications, announces it has added...

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May 28, 2014 | Product News

Elastocon Adds Five New Grades of TPEs for Overmolding and Coextruding onto PE

Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. has recently expanded its 2800 Series of performance TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) to now include 5 new grades for overmolding and coextruding onto polyethylene...

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Dec 19, 2014 | Industry News

APS Elastomers’ Maxelast® TPE Proves Ideal for Taxidermy Parts

APS Elastomers’ Maxelast® TPE is ideal material to replicate parts needed for taxidermy. It combines properties of rubber. When extruded or co-extruded, Maxelast® grade can be miter-cut & heat...

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Nov 18, 2014 | Industry News

SPE Announces Auto Innovation Awards; Recognizes First TPE CVJ Boot Seal

The first global implementation of a blow-molded, thermoplastic elastomer constant velocity joint (CVJ) half-shaft drive-axle boot seal was selected as the 2014 Hall of Fame winner by the Automotive...

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Sep 12, 2014 | Product News

Teknor Apex at Fakuma: To Unveil Monprene® RG TPE Series for Kitchen Appliances & more

Teknor Apex Company has developed a series of standard grades that offer a wide range of choices for manufacturers of food containers, utensils, kitchen appliances, and children's products...

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Jul 8, 2014 | Article

Why are TPUs getting back into the 'rat-race' of the Sports & Leisure industry?

By Thibaud Deleger

From the elastomeric materials, side significant changes occurred in these past years, with many more options offered to product designers and engineers. Vulcanized rubbers were the first to be...

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Apr 24, 2014 | Article

Reactive Processing of EVA/PA Blends to Make High Performance Automotive Elastomers

Dynamic vulcanization process of ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber (EVM) and ternary polyamide copolymer (tPA) blends in the presence of tetraethyloxysilane (TEOS) was investigated. The morphology...

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