A silky-smooth surface unlike the rubbery touch of most TPVs distinguishes the first vulcanizate products in the Telcar OBC line from Teknor Apex Co., Thermoplastic Elastomer Div., Pawtucket, R.I. Introduced at NPE in Chicago, the new grades also boast 20% to 30% higher extrusion rates than standard TPVs, suiting them to intricate profile shapes.
Teknor first introduced Telcar OBC TPOs last year. These TPV versions are initially available in Shore hardnesses of 55A, 64A, and 73A. They are blends of a polyolefin and Dow’s Infuse olefin block copolymers (OBCs), which Teknor uses under license. Teknor achieves TPV properties by crosslinking the OBC component. While Teknor can make Telcar OBC TPVs with the same “grippy” surface as other TPVs, the smooth, silky surface is promising for kitchen appliances and other consumer products.
(800) 556-3864 • www.teknorapex.com
Teknor Apex Co
Thermoplastic Elastomer Div
505 Central Ave Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone (401) 725-8000 Fax (401) 728-5680
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