Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc. has developed a new series of clear, non-blooming thermoplastic elastomers.
The new Elastoco materials eliminate oil bloom on wood and other surfaces because they are completely oil-free, according to the Rochester, Ill., company. They also are latex- and phthalate-free alternatives to silicone and PVC in medical products and children's toys. Other applications could included protective feet, pads and bumpers for appliances and furniture. The new grades have hardnesses of 65 Shore A and 75 Shore A. They can be injection molded and extruded, are strong and durable, and can be overmolded onto polypropylene.
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