PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

PT Article Bayer Exploring Use of CO2 to Make Plastics
With one application near commercialization, Bayer's research into CO2 as a raw material for making plastics looks promising. More (+)
PT Article Italian Compounder Starts Up U.S. Production
The So.F.Ter Group has brought on line its first U.S. plant to produce a broad range of compounds. More (+)


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MATERIALS: TPEs are Super Tough, Super Clear

They are oil-free and FDA compliant.

Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder

The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers.

MATERIALS: Medical-Grade TPUs With Flame Retardancy

Lubrizol's newest medical-grade TPUs are said to be the first of their kind offered with flame retardancy for medical electronics use.

Tiger Stripe-Free PP, TPOs Featured on Citroen C4

The new Citroen C4 Cactus uses Borealis' tiger stripe-free PP and TPOs in both exterior and interior applications.

MATERIALS: TPV, TPE-S Compounds For Automotive Exterior Parts

Teknor Apex has launched a new TPV and two new SBC-based compounds for automotive window encapsulation and exterior appearance parts.

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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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