Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A; Jasper, TN), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has announced a new line of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for general molding use.
The Faraprene H300 series of elastomers is intended for general use in a wide variety of injection molded products and adheres well to polyolefin substrates. “Faraprene adds soft touch and grip to many household, industrial and OEM products,” says Technical Director Anthony Montalvo. “It’s a lightweight and durable product that can be custom compounded to meet specific needs, such as color and UV resistance, and comes in a range of hardnesses from 25 to 95 Shore A.”
According to Product Manager Lee Pfaffle, PCC&A has produced TPEs for more than 25 years. “This new line is formulated for general use, while our other Faraprene lines have very specific characteristics such as high temperature resistance, abrasion resistance and strength for more demanding applications. We offer a wide range of TPE grades to meet critical performance requirements.”
Faraprene H300 features include a soft, flexible feel and grip characteristics, adhesion to PP and PE substrates and easy colorability. UV-resistant grades are available, and drying is not required.
PCC&A works with customers during product development and throughout the production cycle to enhance outcomes. As part of the Primex Plastics “One Company,” along with Primex Design & Fabrication, Primex Color offers technical development at the John J. Farber Technology and Innovation Center, centralized quality control, fast delivery from six distribution centers and a single point of contact for the entire process. These resources enhance the ability to identify customer challenges and offer the best solutions.
Originally founded in New York in 1957 as Frank V. O’Neil Color, PCC&A, a division of Primex Plastics Corp., operates lines in Garfield, NJ, and Jasper, TN, producing color concentrates, additive masterbatches and specialty compounds. They include high performance custom materials such as TPE/TPO/TPV elastomers, flame-retardant olefins and styrenics, and structural and wear-resistant formulations for injection, extrusion, blowmolding and rotational molding applications.