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PolymaxTPE, a manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers, has introduced two Styrenic TPE grades the company said are engineered to deliver low compression set performance for gasket and seal application.
The company said the new grades, P32-010 and P32-011, can replace TPV elastomers in a variety of sealing applications that include gaskets, seals, valves, home appliance and food packaging requiring high resilience for seal integrity.
According to PolymaxTPE, the product offers low compression set at elevated temperatures, as the material resists permanent deformation under a given deflection and temperature range. PolymaxTPE claims that measurements show the compression set of the 60 shore A P32-011 TPE has 16 percent at RT, 26 percent at 70°C and 38 percent at 100 °C for 22 hours; and the 40 shore A P31-010 has 20 percent compression set at RT, 27 percent at 70°C and 48 percent at 100 °C.