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Insert molding RFID tags and antennas is a growing market opportunity with relatively few players who have braved the challenges involved.
Molding RFID tags and electronic antennas into plastic parts presents growing opportunities--and challenges.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers has launched a new portfolio of standard and custom-formulated Versaflex CE TPE alloys for consumer electronics
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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim, Calif., two suppliers introduced medical-grade TPE compounds.
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.
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.
The footprint of thermoplastic materials suppliers at this year’s NPE is going to be fainter than usual.
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.
Lots of new thermoplastic blends made news at the recent NPE show in Chicago.
WEB EXCLUSIVE At NPE next month, at least two materials suppliers will be featuring new developments in long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) compounds.
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.
A new line of TPE alloys from GLS, McHenry, Ill., is designed to replace thermoset rubber in medical gaskets and stoppers.
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.
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.
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.
PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, completed its purchase of TPE supplier GLS Corp., McHenry, Ill.
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.
The major thrust in new materials at K is engineering thermoplastics for automotive, appliance, medical, and electrical/electronic parts.