APS Elastomers has new food-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes for food processing machinery.
The TPUs are well suited to conveyor belts, harvesting equipment and other dry food and bottle dispensing machinery, according to the Romulus, Mich., company.
APS says the grades have a wide processing range, are easy to color and meet Food and Drug Administration standards for contact with dry food. Grades have a hardness range of Shore A 80 to Shore D 74.
The products, polyether-based and polyester-based, offer high mechanical strength, and exceptional abrasion and tear resistance. APS claims they withstand a broad temperature range and resist hydrolysis.
The new TPUs complement APS offerings in other TPU applications as well as several types of thermoplastic elastomers and fluoropolymers. APS Elastomers was recently created by the merger of APS Compounding LLC and Alliance Polymers.
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