Thermoplastic Elastomers are optimized for gaskets and seals.
February 9, 2011 -
Maxelast® TPEs include 2 formulations targeted for gaskets and seals. Offered as alternatives to thermoset rubber and TPVs, products are suited for use in temperatures to 212°F. Maxelast P3800 series styrenic TPEs can be injection molded, extruded, co-extruded, or co-molded, and are recyclable, have low compression set, and are chemical resistant. Properties enable gaskets and seals to be used in water treatment and chemical handling products.
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Alliance Polymers & Services
30735 Cypress Rd.
Romulus, MI, 48174
Alliance Polymers Introduces New Line of Maxelast TPEs for Gaskets and Seals
ROMULUS, MI - North America's newest lines of TPEs, Maxelast® thermoplastic elastomers from Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) have been expanded to include two new formulations targeted for gaskets and seals. They are offered as alternatives to thermoset rubber and TPVs and feature superior sealing performance at high temperatures (up to 212°F / 100°C).
The new lines of Maxelast® series of styrenic TPEs can be injection molded, extruded, co-extruded or co-molded. In addition to offering superior sealing performance at high temperatures, the new TPEs enable designers additional design parameters for applications including automotive/recreational, pipe, plumbing, appliance and packaging products as well as building materials and construction products. Special properties also enable gaskets and seals to be used in water treatment and chemical handling products. The new TPE lines are recyclable, have low compression set, exhibit excellent processability and colorabily, have good chemical resistance, and offer better operational efficiency.
Additional features of the new Maxelast TPEs, when compared to TPVs, include longer-term sealing performance as well as superior elongation, tear strength and tensile strength. As compared to black thermoset rubber, the new grades can be molded more quickly, and in a variety of colors.
Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, shipping and technical service organization dedicated to helping TPE, TPU and other elastomer marketers and processors with all their product and technical support needs. The firm currently markets and supports Polymax Maxelast® TPEs and BASF Elastollan® TPUs. APS is owned and operated by three of the industry's leading marketing and technical support executives, Roger J. Huarng, Stephane Morin and Ron Sheu, formerly with BASF Corporation. They work with a series of independent technical agents located in key cities and markets throughout the North American Continent.
For more information on the new Maxelast P3800 Series TPEs for gasket and seal applications, contact: Ron Sheu, Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC, 30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400, Romulus, MI 48174. Tel: 734-710-6704. Web: www.apstpe.com. Email: email@example.com.