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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K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives

Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability.
Close-Up on Technology

Two-Shot Molding Helps Make Reshoring Cost-Effective

With help from labor-saving technology, a maker of children’s dinnerware finds a ‘Made in USA’ solution to quality & delivery issues.
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MATERIALS: Soft-Touch TPEs Boast Superior Silky Feel

Interaction between touch, functionality and wearability plays role in product design and brand aesthetics, particularly in wearables.