PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Thermoplastic Elastomers

MATERIALS: Kraton Opens Up Innovation Center

A pilot facility in Belpre, Ohio, has been opened by Houston-based Kraton to produce a wide range of SBC-type developmental materials.

ADDITIVES: SBC Modifier For Rigid PP Goods, Polyolefin Fibers

New styrenic block copolymer serves as modifier for injection-molded PP parts, and more.

PolyOne Expands Medical-Grade Material Offerings

A recent agreement with Biomerics has resulted in PolyOne becoming the exclusive distributor of medical-grade TPUs.

MATERIALS: Softer, Clear TPEs For Consumer Applications

Elastocon's new softer, clear TPEs are particularly well suited to medical devices and children's toys.

Conference Presents Continuous And Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites In Automotive

Thermoplastic composites represent a new class of structural parts for automotive and a new opportunity for injection and compression molders.

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Thermoplastic Elastomers


A category of materials that combine the functionality and properties of thermoset rubbers with the processability of thermoplastics. These materials are typically processed into products that require "soft-touch" features.

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Product Announcements

ADDITIVES: SBC Modifier For Rigid PP Goods, Polyolefin Fibers
Kraton Polymers 6/30/2014
MATERIALS: Softer, Clear TPEs For Consumer Applications
Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. 5/29/2014
MATERIALS: TPEs for Overmolding Onto Polyethylene
Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. 5/1/2014
MATERIALS: ECTFE Film Resins for Photovoltaic Modules
Kraton Polymers 4/29/2014
MATERIALS: Rigid TPE for Mechanical Lock/Snap Fit Applications
Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. 3/25/2014

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