In contrast to thermoplastic elastomers
, thermoset rubbers are single-phase materials, without the dual hard and soft phases.
The Thermoplastic Elastomers
Summit provides comprehensive coverage of a range of materials under the TPE umbrella, including TPUs, TPVs, TPOs, EPDM and styrenic block copolymers.
The most rapid annual gains will arise in the smaller medical products market, where environmental concerns involving plasticizers and potential allergies to latex are promoting greater use of thermoplastic elastomers
in blood bags, stoppers and closures, and hoses and tubing.
Key statement: A method of forming a tire innerliner having a cylindrical inner rubber layer and a cylindrical film formed of a thermoplastic resin or a thermoplastic elastomer
composition having a thermoplastic resin and an elastomer blended therewith.
This month, the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in conjunction with the Thermoplastic Elastomer
Special Interest Group (SIG) of SPE will host a showcase of companies that produce and use thermoplastic elastomers
Key statement: An object of the present invention is, in a thermoplastic elastomer
composition in which a modified robber is dispersed and filled in an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer matrix in order to improve the low-temperature durability of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, to reduce the extrusion load during extrusion molding thereof into a film without deteriorating the low-temperature durability.
The company is said to be an established thermoplastic elastomer
(TPE) technology resource offering service, technical support and TPE materials for consumer and industrial applications.
This global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder has licensed manufacturing fights for the patented Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) nylon bondable thermoplastic elastomer
(TPE) product line.
From footwear to auto parts to toothbrushes, a wide range of crosslinked and thermoplastic elastomer
applications are adopting new metallocene-catalyzed polyolefin elastomers (POEs).