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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 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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Mar 25, 2014 | Industry News

Elastocon Offers New TPE Grade for Auto Trim Rings & Soft Rubbery-feel Plastic Components

Marketers and product designers looking for a rigid thermoplastic elastomer for products like auto trim rings or soft rubbery-feel plastic components that can be snapped onto metal appliance parts...

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Nov 1, 2013 | Article

Elastomers: At the Forefront of Huge Changes

Based on the August Click'N Vote Results the Omnexus Community clearly stated that the Elastomer Market Segment would have brilliant growth times in the near future. Even though cost-competitive...

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Oct 21, 2013 | Industry News

Arkema at K2013: Shows Sustainable Advances in Biosourced Plastics, High-performance Polymers & more

Arkema places innovation at the heart of its development strategy. The consecration of its intense R&D policy, for the third consecutive year Arkema ranks among the "Top 100 innovative organizations...

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Jul 30, 2013 | Product News

Teknor Apex at K 2013: To Introduce Restructured TPE Brands for European Plastics Processors

At K 2013, Teknor Apex Company will introduce a restructuring of its well-known thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) brands that will enable it to serve as a single source of multiple compounds for...

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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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Feb 18, 2014 | Product News

Momentive at Strategies in Light: To Unveil LSR Light Diffuser Line for LED's Optical Components & more

At the Strategies in Light show, Feb. 25-27, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) will showcase a new liquid silicone rubber (LSR) light diffuser line and additions to the Ultra Clear...

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Oct 22, 2013 | Industry News

DuPont at K 2013: Features Hytrel® Thermoplastic-based Jounce Bumper System for Fiat

Fiat adopts an integrated jounce bumper system on its Punto model that integrates several components into one to deliver better performance and a lower system cost. The component is the result of an...

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Sep 16, 2013 | Product News

Arkema's Renewably-sourced, Metal & Rubber Replacing Rilsan® HT PPA Wins Pierre Potier's Top Prize

The result of over 5 years of research, Rilsan® HT is the first thermoplastic from the polyphthalamide (PPA) family available in the market to combine high temperature resistance with flexibility...

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Jul 25, 2013 | Product News

STAR Formulates New StarXtrude™ SEBS-based TPE Extrusion Grades for Tubing, Gaskets & more

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. (STAR) has increased the number of formulations of the firm's StarXtrude™ extrusion grades of SEBS-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). Offering a...

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