WEB EXCLUSIVE: BASF Corp., Wyandotte, Mich., introduced what it calls “the world’s softest TPU.” Elastollan Soft has 38A Shore hardness. It is transparent and is aimed at uses such as sports goggles, footwear, electronics, and door and window profiles. Injection moldable and extrudable, it boasts excellent mechanical properties, hydrolytic stability, and wet slip resistance.
Editor PickThe Need for Generalists: Part 3
In failure analysis, there is a tendency to gravitate to a few common test protocols. But this approach can result in a mismatch of techniques to the problem.