GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers

833 Ridgeview Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050 US



As Seen In Plastics Technology

Rogan Corp. at 80: Growing in Medical, LSR, Two-Shot Molding
Bondable TPEs and LSRs support growth in two-shot molding for medical and other markets.

For the Adventurous, Opportunities Beckon in Overmolding RFID Tags
Insert molding RFID tags and antennas is a growing market opportunity with relatively few players who have braved the challenges involved.

For the Brave, Opportunities Beckon in Overmolding RFID Tags
Molding RFID tags and electronic antennas into plastic parts presents growing opportunities--and challenges.

MATERIALS: TPEs Tailored for Consumer Electronics
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers has launched a new portfolio of standard and custom-formulated Versaflex CE TPE alloys for consumer electronics

MATERIALS: PolyOne Adds TPV & PVC Medical Compounds
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, announced two extensions of its product lines for medical components at the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim, Calif.

Teknor Apex Medalist MD458 medical-grade TPE for wire and cable

MATERIALS: Two Medical TPEs Debut
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim, Calif., two suppliers introduced medical-grade TPE compounds.

Welding, Bonding & Assembly ‘Breakthrough’ in RF Welding TPEs—December 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, McHenry, Ill., has worked with Genesis Plastics Welding, Indianapolis, to adapt the latter firm’s new ecoGenesis RF welding technology for PolyOne’s Versaflex TPEs.

Ultramid Endure

K 2010 Preview, Materials Higher Performance, Better Processing, And Now Sustainability Share Spotlight at K
The K 2010 show will present new plastics materials for a wide range of industries, which makes it hard to generalize, but a few markets stand out prominently: packaging, medical, automotive, and electronic equipment.

Medical tubing

Materials at NPE 2003
The footprint of thermoplastic materials suppliers at this year’s NPE is going to be fainter than usual.

Non-Halogen FR-TPEs for Electronic Cables
WEB EXCLUSIVE: GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, McHenry, Ill., a unit of PolyOne Corp., has introduced two new grades of halogen-free, flame-retardant (HFFR) TPEs for consumer electronic power cords and auxiliary cables.

Biobased and Copolyester Blends Debut at NPE
Lots of new thermoplastic blends made news at the recent NPE show in Chicago.

News in Long-Fiber Thermoplastics at NPE

News in Long-Fiber Thermoplastics at NPE
WEB EXCLUSIVE At NPE next month, at least two materials suppliers will be featuring new developments in long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) compounds.

‘Greener’ TPEs For Medical Tubing

‘Greener’ TPEs For Medical Tubing
A family of five new TPE grades for medical tubing is said to have FDA compliance with “extremely low extractables” for cleaner compounds that address health, environmental, and safety concerns.

TPEs Replace Thermosets In Medical Stoppers

TPEs Replace Thermosets In Medical Stoppers
A new line of TPE alloys from GLS, McHenry, Ill., is designed to replace thermoset rubber in medical gaskets and stoppers.

Auto interiors

Clear Road Ahead for TPOs, TPVs
Olefinic TPEs originally comprised only two classes of rubber-modified polypropylene, known as TPO and TPV. More recently, these have been supplemented by new types of olefinic elastomers that can be used on their own or as the rubber component in TPO/TPV compounds. Additionally, a small handful of specialty TPEs using olefinic matrices occupy niche applications.

Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.

Phthalate-Free TPE

Phthalate-Free TPE for Medical and Infant Care
WEB EXCLUSIVE A new phthalate-free TPE alloy from GLS Corp., McHenry, Ill., addresses recent regulations limiting phthalate-based plasticizers and the growing market demand for low-extractable TPEs.

GLS Is Now Part Of PolyOne
PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, completed its purchase of TPE supplier GLS Corp., McHenry, Ill.

PolyOne to Buy GLS
Specialty compounder PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, announced a major expansion of its TPE business with the signing last month of a definitive agreement to acquire GLS Corp., McHenry, Ill.

Product Categories of GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers

Custom Compounding, Formulating--Thermoplastics
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Urethane Type