TPE Compounds

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Teknor Apex Now Offers Diverse TPE and TPV Compounds For Seals, Gaskets, Motor Mounts, and Other Major-Appliance Components

February 19, 2016

New Specialty Sarlink® TPVs and Monprene® TPEs Address Issues Where Competitive Materials like EPDM, PVC, and General-Purpose TPVs Commonly Fall Short PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A. - Teknor Apex Company has introduced four specialty thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for seals, gaskets, motor mounts, drain tubes, shock absorbers, feet, and other components of major appliances, expanding a diverse... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

At MD&M West, Teknor Apex Will Present the Industry's Broadest Range of Compounds for Medical Tubing

January 8, 2016

New Products to Be Featured Will Include Apex® Flexible PVC Compounds with non-DEHP Plasticizers, a Medalist® TPE for Solvent Bonding, and a Rigid PVC for Connectors PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., – Reflecting its commitment to providing medical device manufacturers with multiple polymer alternatives, Teknor Apex Company has developed the industry’s broadest range of compounds for tubing, and... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Low Hardness TPE targets weather seal applications.

December 1, 2015

With high tear strength and 40 shore A hardness, D6940 Thermoplastic Elastomer offers alternative to TPV elastomers for weather seal applications that require low deformation stress, rubber-like seal recovery, UV resistance, and paint stain resistance. Product provides low compression set of 14% at 23°C and 36% at 70°C. No pre-drying is required prior to extrusion. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

APS Elastomers Formulates Proprietary TPE for Wheelchair Grips

November 20, 2015

Romulus, MI – Intelliwheels, the maker of handrim grips for wheelchairs, wanted a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) specially formulated with the right amount of abrasion resistance; allowing greater control and responsiveness for wheelchair users. APS Elastomers developed a TPE with the precise feel and grip needed for wheelchair users to obtain more power going up hills, over carpet and... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Styrenic TPEs suit automotive exteriors.

November 5, 2015

Exhibiting higher flow than comparable TPVs, Sarlink® ME-2200 Series enables molders of exterior components such as gaskets, seals, and trim to process complex, intricate designs while shortening cycles. Products are available in hardnesses from 65 Shore A to 40 Shore D. Offering UV stability, good flexibility over wide temperature range, and Class A surface appearance, compounds are readily colored and do not require pre-drying prior to molding. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Transportation Industry Products

APS Elastomers Creates "Salt and Pepper" Blend for Plaque Manufacturer

October 29, 2015

Romulus, MI - The manufacturer of plaques used for automotive paint color samples was looking for a cost-effective custom color for their injection molded products. Located in metro Detroit, they turned to local TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) distributor, APS Elastomers. Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers, suggested a "salt and pepper" color concentrate. Blended with Zythane® TPU... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

TPE Molding Grades target automotive interior parts.

October 5, 2015

Available with hardnesses from 30 Shore A to 40 Shore D, general purpose Sarlink ML-1100 Series features specific gravity of 1.19. Sarlink ML-1600 Series, available with hardnesses from 40 to 90 Shore A, have specific gravity of 1.0. Both styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers can be molded into complex, intricate geometries. UV-stable and resistant to abrasion and cracking, products are easily colored and exhibit low fogging and odor. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

PolymaxTPE Receives USP Class VI Approval for New Thermoplastic Elastomer in Medical Applications

September 21, 2015

Waukegan, Ill., – PolymaxTPE, a manufacturer of premier quality thermoplastic elastomers, announced USP Class VI approval for a new TPE material designed for use in medical and biopharmaceutical applications. MT-1205I was developed to address the increasing demand for medical TPE tubing applications. This transparent elastomer is a high-purity compound with low leachables and extractables... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

At Fakuma, Teknor Apex Will Present the Broadest Range of TPE Compounds That it has Ever Offered to the European Market

September 10, 2015

Compounds Will Be Introduced for Consumer Product, Window Profile, and Automotive Uses, Including New Alternatives to TPVs and New Standard Grades for Rapid Sampling PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., – Teknor Apex Company will bring to Fakuma 2015 the largest and most diversified range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) that it has ever offered to the European market, the company announced today... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Thermoplastic Elastomer Grade offers cold weather stability.

August 7, 2015

Available in black pellets in 1,000 lb quantities, 8078B TPE Grade can be injection molded, extruded, or blow molded, as well as overmolded onto polypropylene for consumer and industrial products that call for rubber-like properties and good surface finish. UV-stable TPE offers high flow properties to enable complex part design and does not support microbial growth. In addition to high impact resistance, product offers resistance to chlorine, most sanitizers, and most household cleaners. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Styrenic TPEs for Window Seals require no pre-drying.

July 27, 2015

Unlike TPVs used for weatherproof seals in window frames, Monprene® IN-23000 Series styrenic block copolymer compounds are available in small lots and pre-colored grades. Some grades can be processed with same tooling used for PVC profiles at similar throughput rates and die pressures. TPEs resist staining from paints and exhibit end-use properties essential for air- and moisture-proof window gaskets, including rubberlike seal recovery, low-temperature toughness, and UV resistance. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

TPE Grade gives molded products rubber-like properties.

June 16, 2015

Suitable for consumer goods and industrial applications requiring UV stability and optimized surface finish, Elastocon 8150 Grade can be formulated for conventional thermoplastic molding equipment for injection molding, extrusion, or blow molding. Black 48 Shore A thermoplastic elastomer does not require drying and has passed FMVSS302 specifications for flammability. Available as ready-to-use pellets in 1,000 lb quantities, RoHS-compliant TPE can be recycled and contains no phthalates or latex. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

TPE Compounds add value to consumer products.

June 11, 2015

Providing vivid color, tactile appeal, and soft-grip ergonomics, Monprene® CP Series includes Monprene CP-10100 low-density compounds with specific gravity of 0.89, and Monprene CP-11100 high-density compounds with specific gravity of 1.15. Each series is comprised of 6 grades with Shore A hardness ranging from 40–90. With light hue in natural form, compounds exhibit optimal colorability. All grades are suitable for skin contact and are resistant to cosmetics and household chemicals. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

TPE Grades pass FMVSS302 flammability specifications.

May 29, 2015

Supplied as pellets in 1,000 lb quantities, 8088N and 8088BL are general-purpose thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) that pass FMVSS302 specifications for flammability and are capable of being overmolded onto PP. Shear dependent 8088N is Shore A 88, colorable TPE formulated for processing on thermoplastic equipment for injection molding, extrusion, or blow molding. As Shore A 90, black, lubricated TPE, 8088BL suits applications requiring impact resistance and reduced coefficient of friction. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products

TPE Overmolding Material provides vibration damping.

April 14, 2015

Offering optimal bonding capability to rigid polymers, Versaflex™ VDT reduces vibration that can cause discomfort and potentially lead to muscle and joint damage. Material can also reduce noise by minimizing vibrations transmitted from motors and pumps. Applications range from sports and leisure equipment, lawn and garden tools, and consumer electronics cases to kitchen appliances and power tools. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Software

PolyOne Launches New Technologies, Highlights Design Services and 3D Printing at NPE 2015

March 30, 2015

CLEVELAND — PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), will have a dynamic, collaborative presence at NPE 2015 this week, including a customer innovation center, 3D printing sponsorship and exhibition, and the launch of five new solutions.  NPE is widely recognized as the premier trade show and conference for the North American plastics industry. "We're excited to talk with customers at NPE... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Change in Material Improves Performance

March 20, 2015

By swapping one TPE material for another, U.S. manufacturer found practical way to improve product performance while also enhancing processing and appearance Broadview, IL – Star Thermoplastic Alloys Rubbers, Inc. (Star Thermoplastics) worked with a top U.S. manufacturer of hunting, archery, and tactical gear improve their product performance, reduce their processing waste, and enhance the... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Transportation Industry Products

Thermoplastic Elastomers withstand extreme conditions.

March 20, 2015

Developed using custom-engineered production machinery, Thermoplastic Elastomer Materials perform under very high and low temperatures, during medical sterilization procedures, and in demanding environmental conditions. Some TPEs are formulated to endure exposure to ultraviolet light, abrasion, caustic substances, and flammable conditions. Typical applications are found in automotive, healthcare, and industrial market segments. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Arkema Business Units to Feature New Products at 2015 NPE

March 18, 2015

Arkema will have a strong presence at the 2015 NPE International Plastics Expo in Orlando, FL, later this month (exhibit space #36019), featuring products from five business units that serve the broad plastics marketplace. The product portfolio will range from new offerings in bio-sourced solutions, PVDF resins, new high performing thermoplastic resins, thermoplastic elastomers, soybean-based... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Thermoplastic Elastomers serve sensory-sensitive applications.

February 23, 2015

Suited for applications in food and beverage packaging, transport, and storage, sensory-sensitive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) include specialty compounds and formulations that can be used to manage permeation of CO2, water vapor, and oxygen in addition to improving sealing properties. Grades meet most food and beverage contact standards of FDA, EU, and GB; are fully recyclable; and provide low extractables, organoleptic neutrality, and clarity.<br /> Read More