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A Rochester, IL-based compounder of thermoplastic elastomers, Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc., now offers a new TPE grade it says can be overmolded directly onto copper without concerns of degradation. The Shore 50 hardness material also is available for blowmolding and extrusion.

PlasticsToday Staff

August 5, 2009

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TPE overmolds onto copper without degradation

A Rochester, IL-based compounder of thermoplastic elastomers, Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc., now offers a new TPE grade it says can be overmolded directly onto copper without concerns of degradation. The Shore 50 hardness material also is available for blowmolding and extrusion.

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Get a jump on applications requiring overmolding of copper with a new TPE grade.

Called Elastocon 8150B TPE and based on SEBS (styrene-ethylene/butylene styrene), the company predicts it will see use in automotive and industrial applications. It can be directly overmolded onto copper or used in an application where the material might come into direct contact with residual copper dust created from friction or abrasion—an example would be an environment with electric motor brushes where the residue can cause plastics to degrade or sustain damage.

The material is available as a concentrate for a processor’s own custom recipe, or can be supplied in ready-to-process pellets. Pellets are provided in black. As with other compounds in the 8000 Series, the new automotive grade can be overmolded onto polypropylene and other materials.

The compounder adds that all of its Elastocon grades are free from latex, and are RoHS and California Proposition 65 compliant. —[email protected]

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