The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Akestra™ is a remarkable plastic with a sparkling glass-like appearance that is sure to enhance both disposable and reusable packaging. It can be used as a polystyrene alternative for...


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a positive scientific opinion on the safety of the key monomer used in the new copolyester Akestra™ by Perstorp. This opens the way for...

Jul 8, 2014 | Article

Why are TPUs getting back into the 'rat-race' of the Sports & Leisure industry?

By Thibaud Deleger

From the elastomeric materials, side significant changes occurred in these past years, with many more options offered to product designers and engineers. Vulcanized rubbers were the first to be...

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Nov 1, 2013 | Article

Elastomers: At the Forefront of Huge Changes

Based on the August Click'N Vote Results the Omnexus Community clearly stated that the Elastomer Market Segment would have brilliant growth times in the near future. Even though cost-competitive...

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Dec 8, 2011 | Article

Driving Innovation with Latest Elastomers for High Performance Automotive TPOs

Engage XLT polyolefin elastomer is being introduced as a new family of elastomer with superior toughness-stiffness balance and delivered in free-flowing product form. This product demonstrates:...

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Introducing Akestra™ Akestra™ is produced by MGC and brought to Europe by Perstorp Synergies in a joint launch of Akestra™ Intention to scale up production in Europe...

Mar 4, 2016 | Article

2 Polymer Alternatives to PV Panels Encapsulants

By Doug Ruby

In the past few years, a serious failure mode in the performance of photo voltaic (PV) panels has been observed in many fielded systems. A slow but significant decrease in conversion efficiency was...

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Jan 6, 2014 | Article

TPU-toughened PLA Nanocomposites for Automotive and Furniture Applications

The crystallinity and mechanical and thermal properties of PLA-based biodegradable-engineered plastic nanocomposites were determined. The nanocomposites were composed of TPU-toughened PLA, talc, and...

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Dec 12, 2011 | Article

TPE 2011 Conference Report: Two Strong Drivers Lead the TPE Growth

By Thibaud Deleger

As a starting point to the 14th international conference on Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) held in Brussels, Belgium, on 8th to 9th November 2011 and following the agenda of the 20 presentations two...

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Nov 17, 2011 | Article

Highly Durable TPU-based Tire Chains for Trucks, RVs & Snowmobiles

Advanced Traction Systems, Inc. has launched a new product, GoClaws® - durable, effective chain for trucks, RVs, snowmobiles and cars. These chains are injection molded out of a high grade TPU...

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