PolyOne Corp.´s Italian joint venture partner So.F.teR has introduced a range of non-polyvinyl chloride compounds for synthetic leather applications. The new environmentally friendly compounds—thermoplastic elastomer-vulcanized Forprene 6LH TPE-V and thermoplastic elastomer SEBS-based Bergaflex 83LH—display good ultraviolet resistance, low fogging, heat resistance, thermoformability, grain retention and abrasion resistance. Produced in calendered and T-die extrusion sheets, Forprene 6LH and Bergaflex 83LH offer low density, making goods up to 30 percent lighter than traditional materials, the firm said. For more information, phone 011-32-8366-0211; fax 011-32-8366-0396; or e-mail [email protected]
So.F.teR TPE grades offer feel of leather
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