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Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc. has expanded its clear CLR Series to include several new, softer grades (Shore 15 40 A)., which have been formulated for consumer goods and applications requiring clarity, a soft touch and UV stability, the company said.
Elastocon said the four new CLR grades are offered in Shore A hardnesses of 15, 20, 30, 35 and 40. This plasticizer-free TPE series of additions provide non-blooming high strength properties as well as a tactile surface finish. They are FDA compliant and give designers and molders an excellent alternative to silicone and PVC, making them ideally suited for applications including medical products and children's toys, the company said.
Applications that can used with the odorless TPEs include countertop electronics, appliances, furniture and desk accessories (protective feet and pads) as well as protective covers for consumer electronic products.
The company claims these new grades, along with the others in the CLR series, can be overmolded onto polypropylene, require no drying and are easy to process.
For more information, visit www.elastocontpe.com.