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Plastics & Elastomers

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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Oct 12, 2005 | Article

Aerospace Structural Composites Soar to New Heights

Plastic composites in the aerospace industry were once confined to exterior aircraft linings, the leading and trailing edges of wings, galleys and other non-structural applications. But today...

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A SpecialChem Client is seeking a cost-effective alternative technology for PVC rubber hose...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers 101: An Ultimate Guide
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are one of the most versatile plastics in today’s market bridging between the service properties of elastomers and the processing properties of thermoplastics. The cost effectiveness and design flexibility enable TPEs to be used in many major end-user markets, including consumer products, electronics, medical devices, automotive, and much more. Explore this comprehensive guide and learn everything you need to know about TPEs. Quick Links to the Detailed Profile:  »  What are Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)?  »  Advantages & Disadvantages of TPEs  »  Classification and Chemistries of TPE Materials  »  Emergence of Bio-based TPEs  »  Key Application Areas of Thermoplastic Elastomers  »  Properties and Processing of TPEs (Continue reading or click to go...

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