WEB EXCLUSIVE: Several new grades of clear SEBS-based TPEs from Elastocon TPE Technologies, Rochester, Ill., are designed for medical products such as grips for medical and dental utensils and knobs and buttons for medical equipment.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: BASF Corp., Wyandotte, Mich., has two new Elastollan TPU compounds.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PlastiComp, Winona, Minn., recently announced what it claims is a compounding breakthrough with a translucent long-glass reinforced TPU compound for molded structural parts.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., has added two new PVC elastomer compounds to its Flexalloy line, which are said to be lower-cost alternatives to other elastomers such as TPUs for electric-vehicle charger-cable insulation and jacket...
WEB EXCLUSIVE:Germany’s Bayer MaterialScience (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) and Solid Composites GmbH have partnered to develop TPU powders for SLS (selective laser sintering).
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new series of TPEs is said to be a lower-cost alternative to comparable TPEs for toothbrush handles and handles/grips for other personal-care items.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: RTP Co., Winona, Minn., has added specialty TPEs to its line of biocompatible compounds for medical devices.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., recently revealed for the first time that its Medalist MD-200 Series TPEs are thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs). These grades, which have not been publicized before, are recommended for their high pur...
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kraiburg TPE Corp., Duluth, Ga., has come out with two new families of styrenic TPEs for overmolding onto rigid engineering thermoplastics for consumer electronics applications.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new thermoplastic urethane with shape memory has been developed by Bayer MaterialScience (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) together with the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany.