(Feb. 20, 2012)—Kraiburg TPE has launched its Thermolast W elastomer technology, which it said results in TPE materials with optimum grip even in the presence of moisture.
The company said the technology offers up to three times the coefficient of friction of conventional TPEs for both dry and wet applications with no negative impact on physical and rheological performance.
The technology is based on styrenic block copolymers, is permanent and is incorporated throughout the matrix, the company said.
It does not migrate to the surface and dissipate over time and has no negative impact on processability in multi-component injection molding or extrusion processes, Kraiburg said. Visit www.kraiburg-tpe.com for details.