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Elastocon Introduces Rubber-replacing Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) for Consumer Goods

Published on 2015-06-11. Author : SpecialChem

ROCHESTER, IL -- A newly formulated black 48 Shore A thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that gives molded products rubber-like properties and a good surface finish for consumer goods and industrial applications (requiring U.V.) stability- the new 8150 Grade - is now available from Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc.

This latest addition to the Elastocon 8000 thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) Series of general purpose TPEs can be formulated to mold on conventional thermoplastic molding equipment for injection molding, extrusion or blow molding. Like other Elastocon TPEs, this new grade does not require drying. Further, they can be overmolded onto polypropylene.

Of special note is this new grade just passed FMVSS302 specifications for flammability, opening doors for a whole new range of products.

This latest thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) offering is but one grade in the Elastocon 8000 TPE general purpose series, with other grades offering many other desirable features and benefits. Elastocon also offers a 2800 Series of performance TPEs, the SMR Series of TPOs, the STK Series for overmolding, and alloys, all of which can be injection molded, extruded, blow molded or compounded.

Available as ready to use pellets in 1000 lbs. quantities, like other grades in the Elastocon 8000 Series, this newly formulated TPE is California Proposition 65 as well as RoHS compliant, can be recycled and contains no phthalates or latex. Further, all grades are recyclable.

Elastocon® offers high performance thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) solutions that are innovative and robust, designed to meet the toughest requirements of modern TPE designs. They are offered in seven product families: unfilled, filled, super clear, TPOs, oil free for medical use, flame retardant and special colorable ESD formulations.

About Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc.

Elastocon offers superior solutions for the most challenging thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) product applications. This includes silicone and PVC replacement, TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) replacement, rubber replacement as well as thermoplastic rubbers too – wherever and whenever your application calls for a soft elastomer that processes easily, is extremely colorable, needs an ergonomic feel, has a soft touch, is durable and enhances the appearance of your product.

Source: Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc.

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