A new thermoplastic elastomer grade from Star Thermoplastic Alloys and Rubbers Inc. allows overmolders to make urethane products with less material, a benefit to applications that require holes for bristles. Marketed under the name Overflex, the TPE is available in Shore A hardness 40 to 65 and offers full colorability and ease of processing, the firm said. Some popular applications of the TPE include toothbrushes, levels, disposable razors, brushes and animal brushes. For more information, call 312-225-7800; fax 312-225-7810; visit www.starthermoplastics.com; or e-mail [email protected]
Star TPE targets overmold applications
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