Star Thermoplastics

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Change in Material Improves Performance

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...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers provide grip for gadgets.

Available in range of hardnesses from 20–50 Shore A, StarGrip-X® TPEs can be used in sheet or mat form, or molded to conform to shape of any product. Colorable materials help ensure products remain stationary on just about any surface. Typical uses include cell phoneÂ- covers, stapler bases, tablets, gaming devices, and laboratory test instruments.

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Patience + Perseverance Pay Off for Able American and Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.
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Patience + Perseverance Pay Off for Able American and Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.

Relationship Results in Better Nylon 6,6 Overmolding TPE at 70-80 Cents Less Per Pound RICHMOND, IL -- The old adage that good things take time" isn't something practiced, much less tolerated, in the plastics industry, for obvious reasons, at least in molder/materials supplier relationships. Molders need suitable materials, NOW, and of course customers want their molded products, NOW! But this...

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Hard Grade TPE works when rubber or TPVs will not.
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Hard Grade TPE works when rubber or TPVs will not.

With 60 Shore D hardness, StarFlex® H TPE thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) meets needs of designers and product marketersÂ- requiring elastomer that is hard yet flexible and intended to be used where rubber or TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) are not sufficient or applicable. Product will not craze when flexed and can be processed on standard injection molding or extrusion...

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Special Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) from Star Contribute to Appeal of Golf Discs Made by Sportsdisc(TM) Leader Discraft
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Special Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) from Star Contribute to Appeal of Golf Discs Made by Sportsdisc(TM) Leader Discraft

WIXOM, MI - It is no wonder that disc golf is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in North America. Why? For starters, it contributes to good physical and mental conditioning, and is fun for everyone regardless of age, sex or ability. One company both contributing to and riding the 'wave' of disc golf popularity is Discraft, Inc. the self-proclaimed world leader in disc sports. Founded...

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Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. Steps in to Provide Tailored TPEs When Other Firms Drop Lines or Couldn't Meet Specs
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Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. Steps in to Provide Tailored TPEs When Other Firms Drop Lines or Couldn't Meet Specs

Helps Altratek, a Colorado Custom Molder, Find Material Solutions That Others Wouldn't/Couldn't Offer LONGMONT, CO - The ongoing popularity of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has seen many TPE producers make moves that are, at least in part, detrimental to manufacturers or marketers whose products need more than off-the-shelf grades of TPEs. These TPE users are adversely affected by actions and...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers offer alternative to thermoplastic vulcanizates. .

Available in numerous stock grades and hardnesses from 59-93 Shore A and 41-51 Shore D, StarPrene® TPEs are resistant to many acids, bases, and aqueous solutions. Elastomers offer both flexibility and colorability and support variety of processing options including injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming. Products are suited for automotive parts, appliances, electrical...

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Star Thermoplastics to Introduce New Range of TPE Products at NPE

LOWER COST TPV REPLACEMENT, NEW CLEAR GRADES, WIRE AND CABLE TPE GRADE + ABILITY TO CLONE ANY OTHER TPE ON MARKET IN NEW LABORATORY BROADVIEW, IL - At the upcoming National Plastics Exposition (NPE 2012), Orlando, April 2012, the Star Thermoplastics Division of Star Thermoplastic Rubbers & Alloys, Inc. will be highlighting at their booth/stand #59020 in the TPE Pavilion, North Hall, the following...

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Company News

Star Thermoplastics Celebrates 25 Years

BROADVIEW, Ill. - April 3, 2018 - Star Thermoplastic Alloys and Rubbers, Inc. celebrates 25 years of manufacturing this year. Located near Chicago, the manufacturer develops high-quality thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for various applications at reasonable prices. The company helps businesses of various industries launch innovative and profitable products. TPEs can be found in numerous products...

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Materials

Change in Material Improves Performance

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...

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Dr. Sanjeevaiah of Star Thermoplastics to Present at NPE 2015

International Business of Plastics Conference in Orlando, FL As the largest and arguably the most important Plastics conference and trade show of the year approaches, Dr. Prakash Sanjeevaiah of Star Thermoplastic Alloys Rubbers, Inc., makes final preparations as a featured speaker to this renowned international audience.Â-  Broadview, IL – Star Thermoplastic Alloys Rubbers, Inc....

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Star Thermoplastics Takes Lead in National Distracted Driving Campaign

Star Thermoplastic Alloys Rubbers, Inc. (Star), has taken a series of positive steps to support and complement a major National Distracted Driving Campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In doing so, this major worldwide player in the $20 billion soft plastic thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) industry arguably is among the first in their industry to do so....

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Materials

Thermoplastic Elastomers provide grip for gadgets.

Available in range of hardnesses from 20–50 Shore A, StarGrip-X® TPEs can be used in sheet or mat form, or molded to conform to shape of any product. Colorable materials help ensure products remain stationary on just about any surface. Typical uses include cell phoneÂ- covers, stapler bases, tablets, gaming devices, and laboratory test instruments.

Read More »
Patience + Perseverance Pay Off for Able American and Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.
Materials

Patience + Perseverance Pay Off for Able American and Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.

Relationship Results in Better Nylon 6,6 Overmolding TPE at 70-80 Cents Less Per Pound RICHMOND, IL -- The old adage that good things take time" isn't something practiced, much less tolerated, in the plastics industry, for obvious reasons, at least in molder/materials supplier relationships. Molders need suitable materials, NOW, and of course customers want their molded products, NOW! But this...

Read More »
Hard Grade TPE works when rubber or TPVs will not.
Materials

Hard Grade TPE works when rubber or TPVs will not.

With 60 Shore D hardness, StarFlex® H TPE thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) meets needs of designers and product marketersÂ- requiring elastomer that is hard yet flexible and intended to be used where rubber or TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) are not sufficient or applicable. Product will not craze when flexed and can be processed on standard injection molding or extrusion...

Read More »
Special Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) from Star Contribute to Appeal of Golf Discs Made by Sportsdisc(TM) Leader Discraft
Adhesives & Sealants

Special Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) from Star Contribute to Appeal of Golf Discs Made by Sportsdisc(TM) Leader Discraft

WIXOM, MI - It is no wonder that disc golf is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in North America. Why? For starters, it contributes to good physical and mental conditioning, and is fun for everyone regardless of age, sex or ability. One company both contributing to and riding the 'wave' of disc golf popularity is Discraft, Inc. the self-proclaimed world leader in disc sports. Founded...

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