PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

PT Article Aussie Additives Newcomer has Alternative to Hardcoating for Mar/Scruff Resistance of Polar Plastics
Starting with acrylic automotive parts, TenasiTech is focussing its novel plastic additives activity to North America, Europe, Asia. More (+)
TPE Supplier Plans Further Expansion
United Soft Plastics has been growing over its 10-yr life span, particularly on the domestic front in more recent years. More (+)

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Three TPO Applications Awarded at SPE Auto TPO Event

An environmental category joined the traditional exterior and interior award categories of the 2015 SPE TPO conference.

Newly Named Wellman Advanced Materials Expands into Auto TPOs

Under its new parenthood, Wellman get new name and makes entry into automotive TPO market.

MATERIALS: High-Flow Styrenic TPEs for Auto Interiors

Teknor's new styrenic TPEs are said to be ideal for auto interior components where TPVs may be "over engineered".

Impact of New Forces on the Global Plastics Industry: A focus of GPS2015

Both new threats and opportunities for end markets such as packaging and automotive to be addressed at SPI/IHS Global Plastics Summit.

Chinese TPE Compounder Reshores to Chicago Area

New TPE compounder in the Midwest launched by a Chinese-born, U.S. citizen who already had a successful compounding operation in his homeland.

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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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