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APS Elastomers L.L.C. has unveiled its Viprene thermoplastic vulcanizate, which exhibits properties similar to rubber, such as flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil and grease.
It can be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment, APS said, and is available in Shore hardness range of 35A-50D. Additionally, Viprene can be optimized with specific softness and grip needed in industrial, construction, appliance and electronic applications. Lower processing costs as well as adhesion to a broad range of substrates make it an ideal substitute of more costly material needed in soft touch parts, APS claimed, such as overmolded grips for power tools, appliance and utensil handles.
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, APS said.