PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

PT Article 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. More (+)
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. More (+)


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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.

APPLICATION: Two Materials Boost Sustainability Of Electrical Installations

Schneider Electric's new electrical installation boxes feature eco-conscious design enabled by two PolyOne materials.

MATERIALS: High-Density Filled TPEs for ‘Weighty’ Products

Offer relatively low cost (starting at less than $2/lb), as well as scratch and mar resistance and x-ray opacity for medical devices.

MATERIALS: New TPEs at Fakuma for Food Containers, Kitchen Appliances, Children’s Products

They adhere to polyolefins and custom formulations are available for adhesion to engineering resins.

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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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