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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. Subscribe Now!

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Oct 27, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Introduces Thermoplastic Elastomers for Dental Mouthpieces

KRAIBURG TPE launches THERMOLAST® H TPE compounds ideal for use in dental mouthpiece applications, also known as dental mouth guards. The TPE compounds feature good durability, flexibility, and with...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Thermally Stable PPS Replaces Metal & Rubber in New Corrugated Tubing Tech.

Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme have pioneered a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters. This advance will help meet new...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Product News

ExxonMobil’s New PCR-based Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Grades for GRC Weatherseals

ExxonMobil has introduced new Santoprene™ integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) system solutions which have the potential to extend the frontiers of performance and recyclability while...

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Dec 11, 2020 | Industry News

FootJoy Leverages Lubrizol’s TPU to Achieve Superior Traction in Its Spikeless Golf Shoe

FootJoy ingenuity’s new FJ Stratos™ spikeless golf shoe leverages Lubrizol’s advanced material science to help provide exceptional traction on and off the course. The new FJ Stratos shoes will be...

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Nov 18, 2020 | Product News

Cabot’s New Abrasion-resistant Elastomer Composite for Tire Applications

Cabot Corporation has announced the launch of its latest Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C™) product, FX9390, part of the new E2C Foundation series of solutions that delivers multidimensional...

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Nov 11, 2020 | Article

TPE Developments Keep Up with Success - 2020 Materials Round-up

By Payal Ahuja

Check out some of the latest advances in the segment of the thermoplastic elastomers seen recently answering the growing demand in the industry...

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Nov 10, 2020 | Article

Emerging Trends and Developments in Thermoplastic Elastomers

By Sarang Wadyalkar

Check out how the thermoplastic elastomers industry is finding new avenues for growth from emerging applications in the continuously transforming end-use industries...

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Oct 19, 2020 | Industry News

New Puncture-resistant Bicycle Tubes Based on BASF’s Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Schwalbe presents a new generation of bicycle tubes based on BASF's thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Elastollan®, with the market launch of its new Aerothan bicycle tube. This innovation offers...

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Aug 17, 2020 | Industry News

Continental & aft automotive to Form JV for Plastics-based Couplings Production

Continental and aft automotive to form a joint venture to manufacture couplings made of high-performance plastics for the future of mobility. The partners have signed a relevant agreement to create...

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Jul 24, 2020 | Article

Designing High Durability Industrial Parts Using PC-based Urethane Prepolymers

By SpecialChem

Polyurethane parts are increasingly replacing metal, rubber and other plastic components in a wide range of industries and applications. Each application has its own demands which dictate the...

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