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APS Elastomers has released its Viprene thermoplastic vulcanizate that can be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment. Viprene TPV exhibits many properties similar to rubber, such as flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oils and greases, according to the company.
APS said Viprene TPV is available in Shore hardness range of 45A-50D and can be optimized with specific softness needed in industrial, construction and appliance applications.
Lower processing costs, as well as adhesion to a broad range of substrates, makes Viprene TPV a substitute for more costly material needed in soft touch parts, such as overmolded grips for power tools, appliance and utensil handles.
In addition to its rubber-like properties, APS said Viprene TPVs are fatigue resistant, dimensionally stable and offer very low compression set, heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility and excellent U.V. and ozone stability.
For more information, go to http://www.apstpe.com/home.