Teknor Apex said its new line of Monprene thermoplastic elastomers provides a unique combination of extreme softness and optical clarity.
The new TPE grades impart a clear, sparkling appearance to grips, cushions and other padding and soft-touch products, according to the Pawtucket, R.I., company.
Teknor Apex claims the materials are haze-free and will be available in hardnesses of 30 to 60 on the Shore 00 scale.
Like other TPEs in the Monprene series, the new materials can be overmolded onto polyolefins, the firm said.
Teknor Apex will formally launch the clear, ultrasoft TPEs at NPE 2006.
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