CHICAGO (June 28, 2:45 p.m. EDT) — Advanced Polymer Alloys spotlighted its ultraviolet-light-stable DuraGrip TPE 6100 series at NPE 2006 in Chicago.
The DuraGrip thermoplastic elastomer is used for consumer and light industrial products. It bonds well to engineered thermoplastic materials, including difficult-to-overmold nylon substrates, and will not fade significantly with long-term exposure to sunlight.
According to Jeff Senich, APA business development manager, the material's long-term UV resistance enables it to be used in critical applications like automotive interiors, window and door seals, office furniture and other durable goods.
Advanced Polymer Alloys is a Wilmington, Del.-based division of Ferro Corp.