WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new line of polyester and polyether-based TPUs is available from Alliance Polymers and Services (APS), Romulus, Mich. The Zythane TPU series includes grades formulated for injection molding and extrusion, including clear versions. Applications include wire and cable, hose and tubing, industrial and consumer goods, transportation products, geophysical and mining products (belting), recreational products, and food processing.
Depending on the grade, Zythane TPUs have Shore hardnesses of 60 A to 70 D, tensile strength from 3000 to 8000 psi, tear strength of 400 to 1600 lb/in., and elongation of 300% to 760%.
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