MCHENRY, ILL. (Aug. 20, 1 p.m. EDT) — GLS Corp. is developing a range of blow molding thermoplastic elastomers as well as materials especially suited to vibration damping.
The company plans to introduce the products formally at K 2007, to be held Oct. 24-31 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The new blow molding TPEs in the firm's Versaflex line feature hardnesses ranging from Shore 35A to 40D. The materials are extremely flexible and retain their shape after prolonged use under demanding conditions, the company claims. Medical and consumer products are two markets the McHenry, Ill., firm will target with the new grades.
GLS also is developing specialty vibration- and sound-damping TPE alloys. GLS envisions uses in hardware tools, footwear, electronics, building materials, personal protection and other applications.
GLS will formally introduce the above new products at the K 2007 trade show to be held in October in Dusseldorf, Germany.