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NYCOA at NPE2018: to Launch NY-FLEX® Nylon-based ‘Hybrid’ Engineering TPEs

Published on 2018-04-24. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Rubber Replacement      Electrical & Electronics     Automotive     NPE2018    

NYCOA New NY-FLEX® ‘Hybrid’ Elastomer Range for Sporting GoodsNylon Corporation of America, Inc. (NYCOA) has developed an extended product family of nylon (polyamide)-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), also known as polyether-block-amides (PEBA), for a range of applications in the various markets such as:

  • Automotive 
  • Sporting goods 
  • Personal electronics 
  • Composite and 
  • Specialty films markets

The company will discuss the announcement at NPE2018 May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (Booth #S19125).

NYCOA New Elastomer Range Offers Unique Combination of Properties

The NY-FLEX® elastomer range is a new and innovative class of nylon (polyamide) based engineering thermoplastic elastomers (E-TPE). These materials are block copolymers of nylon (polyamide) segments and polyether segments. The nylon (polyamide) block is the hard segment and the polyether block is the soft, flexible segment.

NY-FLEX® grades are thus hybrid materials, offering a unique combination of rubber-like elastomeric properties and thermoplastic-like processing capabilities. By varying the type and the ratio of these two blocks, a wide range of NY-FLEX® grades are offered.

Key Properties of NY-FLEX® E-TPE Grades

NY-FLEX® E-TPE Grades deliver a broad range of benefits including:

  • Excellent flexibility at low temperature 
  • Superior retention of properties to elevated temperature 
  • Exceptional toughness and resilience
  • High creep resistance
  • Strong resistance to flex fatigue
  • Good abrasion resistance, and 
  • Superior resistance to greases, oils, and solvents

NY-FLEX ® E-TPEs exhibit lower specific gravity compared to thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) and are easily processed using thermoplastic processing techniques. NYCOA currently offers a range of NY-FLEX® grades ranging in hardness from 82 Shore D to 90 Shore A.

NYCOA is working closely with processors, Tier 1 suppliers, and OEMs on a wide range of applications using NY-FLEX® E-TPEs.

Pratik Shah, Vice President of New Business Development for NYCOA said:These innovative materials have been designed to fill a technology gap in the E-TPE material space. During the extensive development cycle, our customers have repeatedly pointed out the need for E-TPEs with superior performance characteristics and the need to lower overall systems cost.

We believe that our NY-FLEX® grades deliver incredible value to the customer compared to other E-TPEs.


Source: NYCOA
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