Thermoplastic vulcanizates combine processability with rubber-like properties but are not suited for applications where chemical and temperature resistance are required properties. To fill this gap, Kraiburg TPE (Waldkraiburg, Germany) has developed thermoplastic elastomer hybrids.
Liquid injection molding requires specific machinery and processing considerations in comparison to conventional thermoplastics molding, but the vast benefits are well worth the up-front capital investment.
In the early 1980s, Wheeler patented the Davis-Standard barrier feedscrew design, which quickly became the industry’s premier feedscrew and gave Davis-Standard (Pawcatuck, CT) a global technical presence.
Compared to conventional thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the new products leave a lower carbon footprint and help close the carbon cycle; unlike many bio-based materials, they do not compete with food production.