PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives. More (+)
MATERIALS: TPEs For Sensory-Neutral Applications
At NPE2015, Polymax is featuring its new line of sensory-neutral TPEs for a broad range of applications. More (+)

MOST RECENT CONTENT: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Engineered PP Compounds, TPO, Key In Grand Award Winner Of SPE Auto Innovation Awards

Advanced Composites PP compounds and Mitsubishi Chemical's TPO starred in the 2014 Grand Award winner of SPE's Automotive Innovation Awards. '

Teknor, Arkema Team Up On Broad Range Of Sustainable Housewrap Film Compounds

Teknor and Arkema alliance aimed at housewrap film compounds with renewable content and range of permeabilities.

SPE Auto Awards Innovations In Safety, Environmental, Process, Power Train

Check out these interesting 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards' finalists in the safety, environmental, process/assembly, power train areas.

Highlights Of SPE Auto Awards In Chassis/Hardware Innovations

Check out these interesting finalists in the chassis/hardware category of the 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards.

RheTech Agrees To Acquisition By Hexpol

Sweden's Hexpol is acquiring Michigan's compounder RheTech.

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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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Product Announcements

MATERIALS: TPEs For Sensory-Neutral Applications
Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, LLC 2/19/2015
TESTING: Advanced Video Extensometer Meets Rigorous Test Standards
Instron 1/6/2015
MATERIALS: Versatile TPEs For Personal Electronic Devices
Teknor Specialty Compounding 1/5/2015
TESTING/MEASURING: Handheld Durometer for Creep Measurement
Gardner Co., Inc., Paul N. 12/5/2014
MATERIALS: TPEs are Super Tough, Super Clear
Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. 10/27/2014

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