WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new line of oil- and plasticizer-free, reduced-friction TPEs is said to be the first of its type for synthetic wine corks and cap liners for beverage bottles. The low coefficient of friction (COF) allows the cork to be removed from the bottle more easily than natural corks. The Elastocon OF Series from Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., Rochester, Ill., are said to be odorless and FDA approved. They can be overmolded onto PP and do not require predrying.
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