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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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Feb 15, 2013 | Product News

Arkema at MedTech Europe: To Unveil Pebax® MV1074 SA 01 MED TPE Polymer for Surgical Devices

Arkema will launch its new hydrophilic Pebax® MV1074 SA 01 MED polymer for medical applications at the upcoming MedTech Europe [Feb 26-28] in Stuttgart, Germany. Hydrophilic Pebax MV1074 SA 01 MED...

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Feb 14, 2013 | Product News

PolyOne at MD&M West: Exhibits TPE Solutions to Enhance Ergonomics of Medical Devices

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, a global leader in high performance custom formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) solutions, is showcasing materials that improve ergonomics at the ongoing...

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Jan 31, 2013 | Industry News

Global TPE Mkt's Revenues Rising at CAGR of 6.4% from 2012 to 2018: Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research " Thermoplastic Elastomers (SBCs, TPOs, TPUs, TPVs & COPEs) Market — Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and...

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Jan 28, 2013 | Industry News

Bayer MaterialScience to Further Expand its TPU, PC & PC Blend Business in North America

Bayer MaterialScience LLC announced that it has completed the purchase of nearly 11 acres of land located directly adjacent to its South Deerfield Site. This investment in additional land...

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Dec 17, 2012 | Industry News

DSM's Flexible TPE Arnitel® VT Offers PFC-free Alternative for Membranes in Outdoor Clothing

Outdoor clothing can be made waterproof and highly breathable with ultrathin membranes made from Arnitel® VT from DSM. Arnitel VT is a very flexible thermoplastic elastomer that, when made into...

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Feb 25, 2013 | Article

TPEs: Meeting Today's Application Needs and Offering Solutions for Tomorrow's Innovations

KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) based on hydrogenated styrene block copolymers (HSBC). In addition to custom solutions, the company offers under the brand...

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Feb 6, 2013 | Product News

Arkema Introduces Specialty TPE & PA MED Grades for Medical Devices Market Worldwide

Arkema is committed to provide the highest quality material for the medical market; this is why almost 10 years ago Arkema began to introduce MED grades for some of its Specialty Polyamides...

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Jan 29, 2013 | Product News

Lubrizol Introduces Series of Aromatic Carbothane™ PC-based TPUs for Long-term Implantation Uses

The Lubrizol Corporation announces the launch of eight new aromatic products from Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers. These materials are an extension of the Carbothane™ line of polycarbonate-based...

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Dec 18, 2012 | Product News

Teknor Apex Adds-on High-hardness Grades in Medalist® MD-200 TPV Series for Medical Uses

Teknor Apex Company has developed two high-hardness grades in its Medalist® MD-200 series of thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers, extending the already broad durometer range of these...

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Dec 17, 2012 | Article

TPE 2012 Conference Review: Improved Products for Demanding Applications

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Smithers RAPRA organization set-up the annual conference on Thermoplastics Elastomers (TPE 2012), which took place this year in Berlin, Germany, on November 13 & 14th, 2012. Once...

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