Semi-Rigid TPE Grade is optimized for impact resistance.
May 8, 2012 -
Available in black pellets with 50 Shore D hardness, 9050BX thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) provides alternative to TPOs and TPVs. Material properties are suited for it being used for trim rings and panels required for electronic consumer products as well as various transportation equipment and interior instrumentation that demands durability, abrasion resistance, and impact isolation. Also, TPE can be molded as integral part in fastening systems requiring impact resistance.
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Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc.
PO Box 463
Rochester, IL, 62563
Elastocon Introduces New High Impact, Semi-Rigid TPE
50D Shore Hardness Fills Void as One of Highest Impact TPEs on the Market
ROCHESTER, IL - Elastocon TPE Technologies, (a privately held firm, offering thermoplastics made in the USA), has introduced a high impact, semi-rigid grade of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).
The new grade, designated 9050BX and available in black pellets with a 50 Shore D hardness, becomes one of the hardest TPE grades on the market, and is offered as a cost-effective alternative to TPOs and TPVs (respectively thermoplastic olefins and thermoplastic vulcanizates). Formulated to provide a variety of molding and end-use benefits, the material benefits processors and end users with a broad range of ideal properties for trim rings and panels required for electronic consumer products and various transportation equipment and interior instrumentation where durability, abrasive resistance and impact isolation are needed.
Further, the new Elastocon TPE grade has the integrity to be molded as an integral part in fastening systems which require a high level of impact resistance. Thus, molded components using this high impact, semi-rigid grade of TPE can be assembled by OEM's, tier suppliers and even consumers, while ALSO allowing for disassembly and re-assembly of parts and components that require access for service.
Additionally, the new TPE is claimed to perform well in part designs that require various screw bosses and gusset-reinforced screw boss designs.
At the present time, Elastocon offers the 2800 Series and 8000 Series of TPEs, the SMR Series of TPOs, the STK Series for overmolding, and alloys, all of which can be injection molded, extruded, blow molded or compounded. Elastocon thermoplastic elastomers do not require drying and are offered for applications that require rubber-like properties, impact resistance, colorability, a good surface finish, easy processability, reduced material usage and numerous other features and benefits. All Elastocon grades are free from latex, and are RoHS and California Proposition 65 compliant, with many of the company offerings being FDA compliant, as well as UL and NSF approvable, and are suitable for medical applications. Elastocon can provide ISO reporting for manufacturing and shipping. All grades are reclaimable and recyclable.
For more information on the new 9050BX TPEs offering high impact and semi-rigid properties for a wide range of product applications, contact: Marketing Department, Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 463, Rochester, IL 62563. Tel: 1-888-644-8732. Fax: 1-888231-8332. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.elastocontpe.com.