PT ZONE: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks. More (+)
PT Article APS Compounding to increase production capacity by 30%
Obtaining additional partners is enabling APS Compounding to integrate new technologies. More (+)

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MATERIALS: TPEs for Food, Beverage Contact

Premium-quality grades with low odor and extractables.

High-Flow, Low-Density TPEs For Automotive Debut

Aiming at a variety of automotive applications such as cup holders, air-guide systems, window seals is Kraiburg TPE, Duluth, Ga., which launched at NPE2015 new custom high-flow TPEs.

TPEs For Extreme Conditions Including Medical Sterilization

Designed to perform under very high and very low temperatures during medical sterilization procedures and demanding environmental conditions.

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.

MATERIALS: TPEs For Sensory-Neutral Applications

At NPE2015, Polymax is featuring its new line of sensory-neutral TPEs for a broad range of applications.

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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 Food, Beverage Contact
Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, LLC 3/31/2015
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

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