TPE Grade is suited for handles, grips, cap liners.
June 29, 2012 -
Suited for overmolding onto polypropylene base for handles, P2844 Series Maxelast® thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) provide soft, ergonomic grip. TPEs are available in translucent and natural color pellets and have 25-30 Shore A hardness range. In addition to stand alone applications, uses include toothbrush handles as well as other products where colorability and soft feel are required or desired to enhance consumer appeal.
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Alliance Polymers & Services
30735 Cypress Rd.
Romulus, MI, 48174
Newest Grade of Maxelast® TPEs from APS Provides Low Cost Alternative for Handles, Grips, Cosmetic Cases, Cap Liners
Romulus, MI -- A new, low cost grade of Maxelast® TPEs for toothbrush handles plus other handles and grips and other personal care item handles is now available from Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC. APS is the exclusive North American distributor of thermoplastic elastomers from Polymax Elastomer Technologies.
With the emphasis on lower costs than comparable TPEs, the new P2844 Series of Maxelast thermoplastic elastomers offer excellent overmolding onto a polypropylene base for handles that provide a soft, comfortable ergonomic grip. The TPE can also be used for stand alone applications.
The many applications for the low cost TPE include, but need not to be limited to, toothbrush handles as well as other products where colorability and a soft touch feel are required or desired to enhance customer appeal. Further, according to company sources, the TPE is easy to process. Available in both translucent and natural color pellets with no minimum quantity limits, the new grade can be ordered in a Shore A hardness range from 25 to 30.
APS is the exclusive distributor of Maxelast TPEs in North America. Maxelast SEBS-based TPEs are manufactured by Polymax Elastomer Technology Co., Ltd., one of the world's leading producers of TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) and TPRs (thermoplastic rubbers). Maxelast TPEs are currently being used in products being manufactured by leading U.S. and international firms including Buick, Chrysler, Stanley Tools, Nike, Puma, VW, Behr, Samsung and Kia, among many other manufacturers and marketers.
Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) is a leading U.S. sales and technical service firm dedicated to providing soft elastomers and technical support to all industries needing TPEs, including the BASF line of Elastollan® brand of TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) and Polymax Maxelast® brand of TPEs. The firm also offers compounding and laboratory services for TPEs.
For more information on the new low cost P2844 grade of Maxelast of TPEs for toothbrushes and other personal care items, contact Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS), 30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400, Romulus, MI 48174. Tel: 734-710-6700. Fax: 734-710-6715. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.apstpe.com.