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Auxiliaries AT NPE: New Controls Link Auxiliaries
Industry 4.0—the internet of things—is bringing a new level of connectivity to auxiliary equipment. Here’s a rundown of developments there, along with other news in auxiliaries from the show.
Mobile Wireless Speaker Overmolded with Specialty Silicone-Based TPE
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The new UE Boom 360°-sound mobile wireless speakers from Logitech International, Newark, Calif., are said to be the first with durability provided by TPSiV (thermoplastic silicone vulcanizate) from Multibase, a Dow Corning company.
Materials at NPE 2003
The footprint of thermoplastic materials suppliers at this year’s NPE is going to be fainter than usual.
TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.
'Super-TPVs': The New Challenge to Rubber
Recent commercialization of a cluster of novel thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) families is promising to boost demand for thermoplastic elastomers in new and challenging industrial and consumer product segments.
High-Temperature TPE Is Based on Silicone
Automotive engineers are becoming converts to thermoplastic elastomers as alternatives to thermoset rubbers, but they’ve found that TPEs can’t go everywhere rubber can—particularly under the hood.
New-Generation SEBS Has Processing Advantages
Kraton Polymers has launched a new styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene (SEBS) elastomer family that delivers better flow, lower warpage, and greater adhesion to other thermoplastics.