DETROIT (May 17)—Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. introduced its new M300 family of Santoprene thermoplastic elastomers for use in soft-touch, molded interior applications at the Automotive & Transportation Interior Expo in Detroit. The new grade gives off only half the vapors or ``fogging´´ of competitive commercial TPEs and because of its high-flow characteristics reduces or eliminates part flow lines and gate blemishes, AES said. The M300 materials initially are only available in black, but Advanced Elastomers will create a new polymer with colorability features, which could be on the market as early as the fourth quarter, said John Christensen, automotive marketing manager for North America.
AES commercializes new grade of TPE for vehicle interiors
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