Aurora Plastics, Streetboro, Ohio, has acquired Elastocon TPE
Technologies, Springfield, Ill.
Dryflex Interior TPEs
have passed pH additional interior tests for lightfastness, flammability and mechanical performance, according to the company.
Located near Chicago, the manufacturer develops high-quality thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs
) for various applications at reasonable prices.
are block copolymers or a physical mix of polymers which exhibit simultaneous thermoplastic and elastomeric properties.
The report suggests new cutting-edge technologies are on the horizon, with continuous emphasis on the growth of biomass-sourced TPEs
and a possible future for TPE-based smart rubbers.
aims to provide superior representation for accident victims and their medical providers through a partnership with former law enforcement investigators and a large team of lawyers specializing in a variety of injuries.
Replacing rubber with specialized healthcare grades of TPEs
streamlines processing and minimizes secondary operations, raising productivity and reducing system costs.
The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market for TPEs
through 2017, rising at an above average pace to account for nearly half of world demand.
Pritikin said that Teknor has been adapting to the pressurized environment by developing thermoplastic elastomer (TPE
) medical polymers as an alternative to PVC.
Using these new OnFlex TPEs
Co featuring a unique, patent-pending formulation Co customers can easily upgrade from conventional, halogenated flame-retardant TPEs
without retooling or sacrificing performance, the company said.
The study also shows that developing countries, particularly in Asia, are expanding their positions in TPEs
. They are initially focusing on low-cost styrenic block copolymers, but are also diversifying into compounded thermoplastic polyolefins and thermoplastic polyurethanes.