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PriPro Polymers Inc. has launched X-Linked TPUs (crosslinked thermo plastic polyurethanes) and TPEs (crosslinked thermo plastic elastomers), which is a recently patented family of X-Link TPUs that the company said is highly resistant to abrasion, chemicals and heat and lasts longer than standard polyurethanes and elastomers.
X-Link TPUs and TPEs can be customized for various industrial and consumer products, PriPro said, with current applications including: agricultural heavy equipment, specialty vehicles (omni-directional wheels), oil and gas industry specialty parts (Sucker rod guides and Pump Jack u-cups) and mining screens.
Additionally, the action sport market skateboarding segment has been receptive to products produced from X-Link urethanes. PriPro reported it has developed four X-Link urethanes for skateboarding: a 100A durometer for street wheels, a harder 84B for pro skater wheels, a 92A for bowl or pool skating and 80A for soft cruiser wheels.
PriPro markets these wheels under its Kontrol Wheels division to many private label brands, and the firm said these brands are gaining market share with amateur and professional skaters in the U.S., Australia, Canada and in parts of Europe.
For more information, visit its website at www.PriProPolymers.com.