TPE Solutions Inc. is offering thermoplastic elastomers for overmolding applications with an uncommonly broad range of hardness values.
TPE Solutions President Jonas Angus introduced the new line of materials at Expoplast 2005, held Oct. 25-26 in Montreal. The Shirley, Mass., elastomers distributor is supplying overmold- and coextrusion-grade TPEs with Shore A hardness of 20-90.
The company claims the elastomers, sold under the Softlink 900 trade name, also provide high tensile strength, tear strength and durability compared with conventional products of similar durometer. Softlink 900 products can be processed without preheating. Potential uses include power tools, appliances, weather seals and a range of consumer products.