PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

APPLICATION: Polyester TPE Used In Novel Wave Protection System
Energy-damping bellow made from DuPont's Hytrel TPC acts like a shock absorber in a unique wave protection system. More (+)
TESTING: Hand-Durometer For Creep Measurement Has Reset Mechanism
A reportedly unique reset mechanism makes a new hand durometer for creep measurement easy to use for the long term. More (+)

MOST RECENT CONTENT: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Two New Alliances in Microcellular Foams

Trexel has licensed Milacron to supply turnkey MuCell systems for injection and blow molding, and joined with Lubrizol to develop a new TPU foam technology.

Bayer Exploring Use of CO2 to Make Plastics

With one application near commercialization, Bayer's research into CO2 as a raw material for making plastics looks promising.

Italian Compounder Starts Up U.S. Production

The So.F.Ter Group has brought on line its first U.S. plant to produce a broad range of compounds.

MATERIALS: TPEs are Super Tough, Super Clear

They are oil-free and FDA compliant.

Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder

The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers.

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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

TESTING: Hand-Durometer For Creep Measurement Has Reset Mechanism
Gardner Co., Inc., Paul N. 12/5/2014
MATERIALS: TPEs are Super Tough, Super Clear
Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. 10/27/2014
MATERIALS: Medical-Grade TPUs With Flame Retardancy
Lubrizol Corp. 10/9/2014
MATERIALS: TPV, TPE-S Compounds For Automotive Exterior Parts
Teknor Apex Company 9/28/2014
MATERIALS: High-Density Filled TPEs for ‘Weighty’ Products
Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. 9/23/2014

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