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Elastocon TPE’s Two New TPE Grades Pass FMVSS302 Specifications for Flammability

Published on 2015-05-28. Author : SpecialChem

ROCHESTER, IL -- Two new grades in the 8000 Series of general purpose series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) – 8088N (colorable) and 8088BL (black lubricated) – have passed FMVSS302 specifications for flammability, according to officials at Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc.

With both new Elastocon TPE grades supplied as ready to use pellets in 1,000 lb. quantities and capable of being overmolded onto polypropylene (PP), they are formulated for different applications:

  • 8088N is a Shore A 88, colorable Elastocon TPE for applications that call for rubber-like properties and a good surface finish ideally suited for consumer goods (FDA compliant too, for food applications) and industrial applications requiring U.V. stability. This grade is shear dependent and is formulated to process on conventional thermoplastic equipment for injection molding, extrusion or blow molding.
  • Elastocon 8088BL, on the other hand, is a Shore A 90 black, lubricated Elastocon TPE for applications that call for high impact resistance and a reduced COF (coefficient of friction). 
TPE for Automotive Interior Applications
Fig. 1: TPE for Automotive Interior Applications

As noted for both new Elastocon TPE grades, they have passed flammability standards, making them suited for automotive interior applications.

Elastocon® offers high performance 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 TPE Technologies, Inc. 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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