The Lubrizol Corporation and Merquinsa, a Lubrizol company, announced that they will be participating at the international plastic trade fair Feiplastic 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 20 – 24 May 2013, at stand F60. Lubrizol and Merquinsa will be showcasing their integrated portfolio of engineered polymer solutions.
Unimatec Chemicals Europe, Weinheim, Germany, has entered the exclusive club of “Super-TPVs” by introducing a new material that will be marketed under the trade name AcrylXprene. The material is based on Unimatec’s heat stable acrylic rubber (HT-ACM) Noxtite.
Elexar ist the RoHS- and REACH-compliant TPE brand for wire + cable applications of Teknor Apex. At Interwire 2013 in Atlanta, GE, USA, the company presented the Elexar EL-1934 series with UL-94 flammability ratings of V0 at 0.060 in. (1.52 mm); the grades meet UL 1581 WV-1 and 1061 flammability tests without dripping, and have limiting oxygen indices in the 28-32 % range. All of the compounds are UL 2556-registered for long term aging at 105 °C, are UL-1581-registered for sunlight resistance, and have brittle points of -55 °C or lower. Shore A hardness ranges from 58 to 82.
Irogran A 85 C 5024 DP is a non-blooming, matt, polyester-based TPU for the wire and cable market developed by Huntsman Polyurethanes. It is a new material that eliminates the risk of blooming – an effect that occurs when additives migrate to the surface of a material and become visible. The halogen-free and easy-to-process TPU offers a consistent matt finish and stable extrusion qualities and is well-suited for wire and cable applications such as jacketing, spiral and data cables.
From 20 – 24 May 2013, RadiciGroup will exhibit in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Feiplastic international plastics trade fair, one of the major events in South America for the plastics industry.
Kraiburg TPE has announced a new application for its drinking water TPE compounds. In combination with a metal filter, they ensure flawless filtration of water in pipes. The filter for the water supply to the thermostat is insert-moulded with a TPE sealing.
The second REACH deadline is just around the corner. Phase-in substances, manufactured or imported in the range of 100 – 1,000 t/y, need to be registered by 31 May 2013.
Lubrizol offers Estane soft plasticiser-free TPUs for athletic footwear applications.
Alcryn has been selected for use in an automotive satellite antenna system offered in a wide range of General Motors vehicles.
Denso Corporation has selected OnFlex TPEs from PolyOne/GLS for use in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Only a few weeks after the introduction of its Viprene TPVs, Alliance Polymers and Services LLC is already launching a new line, Viprene P (high performance).
Adidas has launched Boost, a cushioning foam technology for running shoes which is said to provide the highest energy return in the running industry. The material base of the new development are granules of foamed TPU from BASF Polyurethanes.
PolyOne/GLS collaborated with kitchenware supplier Oxo to develop the Tot line – an award winning family of durable feeding dishes for kids.
Kraiburg TPE has announced that it uses Shell’s next generation process oil based on gas-to-liquid technology (GTL).
Pebax MV1074 SA 01 MED is the name of Arkema’s new hydrophilic polyether block amide copolymer for medical applications. It is is suitable for use in minimally invasive devices that are exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days, such as surgical tubing. The material is USP VI certified and is said to offer excellent high moisture absorption properties for device components in wet environments, such as catheters.
Hexpol TPE has developed several TPE grades specifically engineered to address the requirements for automotive mats. The Dryflex AM range includes grades based on SBS and SEBS in hardnesses from 50 to 75 Shore A. High flow grades are available which have been designed for complex mouldings with a large surface area such as trunk liners. Other applications for these materials include floor mats, coin mats, fascia mats and trim.
A thermoplastic elastomer can be used as an alternative to PTFE-based membranes for breathable and waterproof outdoor clothing.
Tramaco has considerably expanded its Tracel portfolio of foaming agents for TPEs.
Elasto offers new Mediprene grades for plunger seals in single-use syringes. The TPE seal, which is mounted on the end of the plunger, needs to provide a leakproof seal with the syringe barrel. As ease of use for the medical practitioner and patient comfort are also key requirements, the seal helps to optimise plunger movement for accurate dosage control and ease of injection.
The product series Thermolast M from Kraiburg TPE recently has been certified according to DIN ISO 10993-4. This certification allows the processing up to the liability risk of direct contact with medicine and blood.
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