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The first system for mixing components under high pressure was developed up to series production maturity by Karl Hennecke in the 1950s.

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13. August 2009

TPEs at NPE

At NPE several suppliers of thermoplastic elastomers showed new products. Among them where Teknor Apex Inc. with Telcar OBC, a thermoplastic elastomer compound based on Infuse brand olefinic block copolymers licensed from Dow.

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Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently developed a new family of hydrophilic coatings.

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As this year’s NPE show in Chicago Frimo Inc., the Wixom-based subsidiary of German Frimo Group, presented the entire product portfolio of the group as well as new products for the US market.

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When Highlight Parking Ltd. conceived its signage system for displaying vacant parking bays to car drivers at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, they approached an engineering design company to create a suitable protective housing for the outdoor electronic sensor.

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For cable manufacturers and suppliers in the IT and entertainment electronics sector, Kraiburg TPE has developed special halogen-free and flame-resistant TPE compounds that meet the stringent flame-resistance requirements of the relevant European and US standards.

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At NPE in Chicago, Engel, the Austrian manufacturer of injection moulding machinery part-handling automation systems, presented among other exhibits a 60 tonne tiebarless all-electric e-motion combi machine as part of an integrated system that produced a multi-component cell phone holder. The part was moulded with PP and TPE.

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The Gelsenkirchen, Germany, based company Masterflex has introduced a novel inhouse-developed clamping system that fits many wire-reinforced Masterflex hoses and is said to ensure quick and easy hose installation.

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Bayer MaterialScience recently developed a new family of hydrophilic coatings. These products are intended to combine lubricity and hemocompatibility with the good mechanical properties of polyurethane.

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Sarlink has announced that it has significantly improved and expanded its 6100 series of TPV products.

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