MATERIALS: TPEs Gives Molded Products Rubber-Like Properties, Good Finish

Elastocon TPE's new TPE has rubber-like properties and good surface finish and meets flammability specs.

A newly formulated black 48 Shore A TPE from Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., Rochester, Ill., is said to give molded products rubber-like properties and a good surface finish for consumer goods and industrial applications that require UV stability.

            The latest addition to Elastocon’s 8000 Series of general-purpose TPEs, Grade 8150 can be formulated to mold on conventional thermoplastic molding equipment for injection molding, extrusion or blow molding. As with other Elastocon TPEs, this new material does not require drying. Also, it can be overmolded onto PP.

Of special note is that this new grade just passed FMVSS302 specifications for flammability, opening new doors for a whole new range of products. Available as ready-to-use pellets in 1000 lb. quantities, this TPE is California Proposition 65 as well as RoHS compliant, can be recycled and contains no phthalates or latex.

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