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Avient Launches Elastomers with Improved Hardness for Industrial Applications

Published on 2021-06-29. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:   High Heat Materials   

avient-elastomer-barricade Avient has announced the launch of two new grades within its next-generation Barricade™ elastomers product line that expand the durometer range, which now spans from 50 to 90 Shore A.

Broader Durometer Spectrum

Developed in response to customer inquiries and application requirements in growing industrial and consumer markets, the new formulations satisfy high-temperature / low compression set performance needs at this broader durometer spectrum.

These cross linkable elastomers are based on Fortrex™ technology licensed from Cooper Standard. They bridge the gap between traditional TPEs and silicones with improved design flexibility, easier processing, and lighter weight solutions when compared to conventional TPVs, silicones, and thermoset rubbers.

Exceptional Haptics for User Comfort

The softest durometer in this product line, the new 50A grade, offers exceptional haptics for enhanced user comfort. It provides a reliable alternative to silicone in a host of consumer applications. At the other end of the spectrum, the 90A grade was added to provide a more rigid material that still offers flexibility in demanding industrial applications.

Market and application demands are ever changing, and it’s our responsiveness and deep formulation expertise that help customers meet those challenges head on,” said Matt Mitchell, director, global marketing at Avient. “This product expansion is an example of our ongoing innovation process focused on solving customer problems with advanced materials science.”

Customizable and colorable, all Barricade elastomers are available globally, including the original 60, 70, and 80 Shore A grades.

Source: Avient
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