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Thermoplastic Elastomer Division
505 Central Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861 US
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.
Teknor and Arkema alliance aimed at housewrap film compounds with renewable content and range of permeabilities.
Teknor Apex is offering new injection molding nylon 6 and 66 compounds that combine economy and performance.
Teknor Apex has launched a new TPV and two new SBC-based compounds for automotive window encapsulation and exterior appearance parts.
They adhere to polyolefins and custom formulations are available for adhesion to engineering resins.
More performance options and improved economics over TPVs are claimed for new styrenic-based TPEs for automotive sealing systems
Minnesota Wire of St.
New low-smoke, flame-retardant TPE compound for wire insulation and jacketing does not contain phthalates or halogen additives.
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Advances in both formulation and compounding technologies have enabled Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., to develop a new family of TPE compounds for wire and cable that are RoHS and REACH compliant.
Bioplastics take center stage.
Two new PP-based Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are said to provide the first practical alternative to EPDM foam or sponge in automotive seals, construction weatherstripping, gaskets, and other profiles requiring high resilience.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new PP-based Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are said to provide the first practical alternative to EPDM foam or sponge in automotive seals, construction weatherstripping, gaskets, and other profiles requiring high resilience.
A TPV used for three years in bumper extensions on selected Renault and Volkswagen models is now expected to be in wider demand by the auto industry.
Transparent material is softest yet and aims at skin-contact applications.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim, Calif., two suppliers introduced medical-grade TPE compounds.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New rigid and flexible medical compounds that resist gamma sterilization are available from Teknor Apex Co.,Pawtucket, R.I.
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.
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.