PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Bayer To Quit Plastics
MaterialScience business will be floated on the stock market by 2016 at the latest. More (+)
MATERIALS: TPU/Crosslinked Silicone Rubber for Overmolding TPEs
Hybrid of TPU and crossliked silicone rubber is safe for skin contact in wearable electronic applications. More (+)


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MATERIALS: TPEs For Consumer Electronics Feature Percept Authentication Technologies

PolyOne GLS's TPEs improve brand protection and reduce counterfeits for consumer electronics.

Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains.

First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution

NewGen Surgical is one of the initial businesses in the new Accelerator portfolio, each having developed a "groundbreaking" technology to reduce plastic pollution.

MATERIALS: Kraton Opens Up Innovation Center

A pilot facility in Belpre, Ohio, has been opened by Houston-based Kraton to produce a wide range of SBC-type developmental materials.

ADDITIVES: SBC Modifier For Rigid PP Goods, Polyolefin Fibers

New styrenic block copolymer serves as modifier for injection-molded PP parts, and more.

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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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