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Published: 10/16/2018

First TPU Based on CO2 Technology Makes Debut
The polyols used in Covestro's new TPU help reduce the material's carbon footprint.

Published: 9/20/2018

Covestro to Showcase Novel 3D-Printed Shock Absorber
Printed in three materials using three different processes, this part also boasts a high degree of functionality. 

Published: 5/23/2018

Unique Shoe-Lacing System Features PC Overmolded with Soft-Touch TPE
Rotary dial of patented Freelock wire closure system allows wearer to dial in comfort.

Published: 5/16/2018

New 3D-Printed Airless Bicycle Tire
Berlin-based 3D printing manufacturer BigRep says it printed the “world’s first” airless bicycle tire using its Pro FLEX material, a TPU-based filament.

Published: 4/27/2018

PolyOne Emphasizes its Materials & Services in Future Mobility Innovations
At its Investors Day at NPE2018, PolyOne will present details about transportation solutions as one of several high-growth focus areas.

Published: 11/16/2017

Virginia Tech Students Produce 3D-Printed Golf Grips
The individually customized grips can be slipped onto clubs and used to build muscle memory forcing golfers into the correct grip every time.

Published: 9/8/2017

First Expandable TPU is Key to Revolutionizing the Bicycle Saddle
BASF’s E-TPU and Ergon’s design and engineering knowhow have led to the ST Core Ultra bike saddle.

Published: 7/5/2017

Trends and News Discussed at Silicone and TPE Elastomers Conference
Smithers Rapra’s first U.S. summit included new LSR and TPE materials.

Published: 4/17/2017

TPE for Additive Manufacturing with SLS Process
CRP Technology’s Windform RL touted as ideal for functional prototypes and parts.

Published: 1/19/2017

Biodegradable Bioplastics Continue to Evolve
Root vegetables, shrimp shells, proprietary starch formulations and natural fibers are among the emerging global bioplastics.