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Teknor Apex Sarlink® 3490N Thermoplastic Elastomer

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Teknor Apex
A NSF certified, colorable, multi-purpose thermoplastic elastomer featuring excellent fluid resistance and high temperature performance. It can be processed by injection molding, blow molding or extrusion for applications in contact with potable water and for use in food equipment. Processing and Handling (See more in property table)Sarlink® 3490N is a polypropylene based elastomer, which can be processed on conventional thermoplastic equipment for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding. This product has a wide processing window in most applications. Melt temperatures from 360°F to 430°F can be used. Do not exceed 450°F. Drying is recommended for extrusion and blow molding and any time the material is used from an unsealed package. Extrusion screen pack is 20 to 60 mesh.PURGINGThis product has excellent melt stability. Empty the barrel for idle periods of thirty (30) minutes or longer. Purge thoroughly before and after use of this product with polyethylene or polypropylene.RECYCLING/REGRINDThis product can be reprocessed. Physical properties are generally not degraded. Dry regrind prior to reprocessing. COLORINGThe use of polyolefin based color concentrates is recommended. Apply back pressure in injection molding to disperse color.BONDING/ASSEMBLYSTORAGE and HANDLINGThis product is available in 55 lb. foil lined bags (up to 2,200 lbs. per pallet) or 1,100 lb. polyethylene lined gaylords. It has a storage life at normal temperatures of several years. Please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for this grade prior to first time handling.
Product Type
TPO or TPE-O (Thermoplastic Olefin Elastomer)
Product Status

Teknor Apex Sarlink® 3490N Thermoplastic Elastomer Properties

Processing Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melt Temperature
360 - 430 °F
injection molding
Melt Temperature
380 - 420 °F
Rear Barrel Temperature
350 - 420 °F
injection molding
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