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Rubber

Alliiance Polymers and Services LLC (APS) to Take Major TPE Leap - Will Offer Own Line of TPEs in 4th Quarter, 2012

ROMULUS, MI - Alliance Polymers and Services LLC (APS), a fast-growing distributor and technical resource for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), announces that by the end of the 4th quarter of 2012, it will begin selling proprietary thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) as well as SEBS-based thermoplastic elastomers compounds. According to company sources, TPVs will be sold under the registered...

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Thermoplastic Polyurethane delivers application flexibility.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane delivers application flexibility.

Exhibiting flexibility in low temperatures, Elastollan® Soft 35A and 45A (phthalate-free plasticized) and Elastollan Soft 60A and 70A (non-plasticized) accommodate applicationsÂ- requiring shock absorption, abrasion resistance, wet slip resistance, and comfort. Each TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) exhibits transparency and is resistant to effects of hydrolysis and chemicals. Typical...

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Foams

TrimTech(TM) Interior Soft Trim Solutions Offer Several New Technologies to Improve the Driving Experience

DETROIT - TrimTech(TM) interior soft trim components supplied by The Woodbridge Group® now offer enhanced levels of comfort, fit and finish, and greater vehicle trim level differentiation for today's highly stylized vehicle interiors. Through its TrimTech(TM) product line, Woodbridge delivers superior craftsmanship and a noticeable feeling of soft, luxurious touch points, in many of the...

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High Temperature Grade of Elastollan® TPUs Exceed Requirements for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Cable Sheathing Application
Plastics

High Temperature Grade of Elastollan® TPUs Exceed Requirements for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Cable Sheathing Application

ROMULUS, MI - The growing popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles has placed increasing demands on OEMs and automobile manufacturers to offer cable harnesses and leads which withstand greater rigors than ever before, namely increased voltage (1,000 volts or more) and higher temperatures 300°F. In response, Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) now offers the latest high temperature...

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Coatings

Simrit Develops Solutions for Abrasion and Friction Issues in Aerospace Applications

ELGIN, Ill., June 7, 2011 - Simrit today announced that it will showcase its material and coatinginnovations that address abrasion and friction issues in critical aerospace applications during the 49th International Paris Air Show. Simrit, a global supplier of customized material and technology solutions for the aerospace industry, will demonstrate its new low-temperature polyurethane material...

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Cast Polyurethane Kiosks House Entertaining System for Retail Store Consumers to Engrave Pet ID Tags

Cast Polyurethane Kiosks House Entertaining System for Retail Store Consumers to Engrave Pet ID Tags

The difference between functional prototypes and end parts continues to shrink as the performance capabilities of polyurethanes improve and casting methods advance. As a result, manufacturers today are bringing new products to market faster than ever before without investing in machined injection molds for building thermoplastic parts. Optimizing the ability to save time and cut costs involved in...

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Wire Cable and Fiber Rope

New Compounds for Flexible Medical Cables Pass ISO 10993 Testing

Lisbon, NH - New England Wire Technologies, world leader in the manufacture of custom wire and cable, is pleased to announce the addition of ISO 10993-5 and ISO 10993-10 approved compounds to its flexible medical cable portfolio. This addition includes silicone rubber and thermoplastic polyurethane compounds that have passed cytotoxicity (ISO 10993-5) as well as irritation and sensitization (ISO...

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Resins

Lubrizol Strengthens Position in Medical Market with Acquisitions and Expanded Material Portfolio

Expansion Includes Wide Range of Soft and Hard Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs) For Broader Market Reach CLEVELAND - The Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE: LZ) has expanded its focus on the medical and healthcare market, offering one of the industry's broadest product portfolios of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) for the production of medical device and tubing products. The company made...

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Polyurethane

High-Performance Polyurethanes are suited for molding components.

Polyester polyol-based polyurethanes of HP-1000 Series are Shore A hardness systems with 1:2 resin to hardener mix ratios and gel times under 25 min at room temperature. Elongations range from 660%-800%, and tear strengths are rated up to 325 pli. Polyether/polyurea polyol hybrids of HP-2100 Series, which include 3 Shore A systems and one Shore D material, exhibit abrasion resistance with as low...

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Pavers

BASF Wins Polyurethane Innovation Award

WYANDOTTE, MI, October 15, 2010 - BASF, the world's leading chemical company, was named by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) the winner of the 2010 CPI Innovation Award" during the closing session of the 2010 Technical Conference. BASF was selected for FilterPave® Porous Pavement System. FilterPave was developed by BASF and Presto Geosystems of Appleton, Wisconsin. The...

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