PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

MATERIALS: Lubricated TPV Challenges Rubber in Seals & Gaskets
Teknor Apex's new Sarlink TPV boasts superior processability and greater long-term sealing force. More (+)
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. More (+)


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Arkema & HP to Collaborate on Additive Manufacturing Materials Development

The collaborations involves HP's new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and Arkema's engineering resins.

MATERIALS: Expanded Range of LSRs for Medical Devices

Dow Corning's two new series of LSRs further expands its portfolio of medical-grade silicone elastomers.

Americhem Acquires Vi-Chem Corp.

Company becomes new entrant into flexible PVC and TPE compounding arenas.

TESTING: Thermal Analysis Tester Elevates Performance and Efficiency

TA Instruments' new DSC systems have enhanced sensing technologies for thermal analysis of polymers and biomaterials.

MATERIALS: SEBS for Soft-Touch Medical Devices

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

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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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