ExxonMobil Chemical, Houston, has introduced the first U.S.-made transparent TPO for grip applications in kitchenware, consumer electronics, tools, small appliances, and stationary markets. (As we reported in February, another clear TPO, called Notio, was introduced by Mitsui Chemicals of Japan last year.) ExxonMobil’s TPE F471-60 offers 82% light transmittance, haze of 11%, and yellowness index of 7.5. Translucent grade TPE F371-60 has light transmittance of 10%. Both high-flow, 60 Shore A grades are said to be dishwasher-safe replacements for flexible PVC. They bond to PP. (For property data, visit www.PlaspecGlobal.com.) (281) 870-6000 • www.exxonmobil.com (914) 253-0777 • www.mitsuichemicals.com
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