PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

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Foster's ProFlex SEBS offers low-cost alternative to other TPEs.

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PolyOne's new OnFlex LO boasts reduced VOCs, improved anti-fogging and low-odor performance.

Arkema & Xenia to Develop Carbon Fiber Reinforced Long-Chain Nylons

Collaboration to start with Arkema's Pebax TPE and Xenia's carbon-fiber compounding technology.

APPLICATION: PC/ABS and TPU Offer Biocompatibility, Durability to Mobile Patient Monitor

Continuous patient-monitoring systems require materials that are durable enough to protect interior components but will not irritate the patient’s skin.

Search Right Here for Resins, Additives

Resins and additives. They are the ties that bind all plastics processors. Regardless of whether you are injection molding gears, blow molding ducts, or extruding film, you need your hoppers filled with material.

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OVERVIEW:
Thermoplastic Elastomers

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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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