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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UCONN Research Yields Polymer ‘Mechanochromic’ Devices

New plastics switch from opaque to transparent or change color when subjected to mechanical strain.

New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016

A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.