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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NPE2018 New Technology Focus: More Customized TPEs Emerge

From satin-smooth for consumer goods to medical-grade materials, new TPEs are more targeted to customized applications. 
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BASF Emphasizes Unique Highly-Reinforced Compounds & Additive Manufacturing

Material supplier is aiming to address the z-direction strength limitation of layered components produced with 3D printing.