Teknor Apex´s Thermoplastic Elastomer Division used new polymer chemistry to create moderately priced thermoplastic vulcanizate elastomers with greater long-term resistance to heat and solvents than conventional TPV compounds, higher tensile strength and better long-term elastic recovery, the firm said. Available in Shore A hardness from 45 to 80, Uniprene XL compounds can be extruded or injection molded and are readily colored. Applications include automotive tubing and bellows; glazing strips, weatherseals and expansion joints; and seals, plugs grommets and mechanical components, the company said. For more information, call 866-438-8737 in the U.S. or 401-725-8000; fax 401-728-5680; or e-mail [email protected]
Moderately priced TPVs resist heat, solvents
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