PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

MATERIALS: Nylon 66 Compound with Outstanding Low-Temperature Toughness
Teknor's newly enhanced nylon 66 compound exhibits 50% greater notched Izod impact strength at -40 C. More (+)
MATERIALS: TPEs for Nylon Grips with Better Oil & Abrasion Resistance
PolyOne's new GLS Versaflex OM TPE offers 'significant' enhancement to existing TPEs in terms of oil and abrasion resistance. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Styrenic TPEs Perform Like TPVs in Window Gaskets

TeknorApex's new styrenic block copolymer TPEs, to be launched at FAKUMA 2015, boast comparable performance to TPVs widely used in window gaskets.

MATERIALS: Three New TPEs to Debut at FAKUMA 2015

At next month's FAKUMA 2015, Kraiburg will feature new TPEs for consumer and automotive applications.

Materials Matter Says Latest Survey on How Auto Engineers Plan to Meet CAFE Standards

  DuPont Automotive's latest WardsAuto survey shows 'all' technologies are getting more emphasis as the mid-term review deadline for 2025 CAFE standards looms.

Needs Vs. Wants: A Guide to What Customers Actually 'Need' When They 'Want' Certain Material Properties

Despite the fact that material specification in a part drawing will literally make or break a component, this key attribute is often treated like an afterthought, if addressed at all.

MATERIALS: TPE Compounds for Consumer Products Offer Vivid Color, Tactile Appeal

Teknor's new family of TPE compounds for consumer products span a broad range of physical properties.

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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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