Clear, Soft-Touch TPE Is Economical

A new clear, soft-touch thermoplastic elastomer is a “value-priced” option for personal-care products, infant products, and toys.

A new clear, soft-touch thermoplastic elastomer is a “value-priced” option for personal-care products, infant products, and toys. Versaflex OM 9-802CL from GLS Corp., McHenry, Ill., is a specialty TPE alloy that has excellent adhesion to PC, ABS, PC/ABS, and copolyester. It offers easy processing and clarity at a lower cost than higher performance grades, says the company. No drying is required for the 40 Shore A material, and its clarity allows for vibrant colors.