A new line of thermoplastic elastomers has been introduced, designed to help processors move away from thermoplastic vulcanizates in applications including automotive parts, appliances, electrical products, healthcare and packaging goods and construction components. The TPEs are said to be better in performance and price.
|Star Thermoplastics says its new TPEs can replace TPVs in a multitude of applications.|
Why would a processor switch from his tested TPV to these new StarPrene grades? Obviously, the TPE would not require drying, so a processor's logistics would be eased. In addition, the TPE grades are said to have similar flow characteristics with the same rheology, with high-flow TPE grades also available. Coloring TPE can be easier, notes the supplier, and the StarPrene TPEs offer better tensile strength and elongation. Grades are available for injection molding and extrusion.
Grades are available in both small and large quantities, with samples provided upon request.