A reformulated thermoplastic elastomer from Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc. is a general-purpose grade suited to a range of consumer and industrial products.
The 8078B grade has high flow for complex part design, as well as impact resistance and high cold-weather stability. Lubricated versions are offered to eliminate post-mold application of lubricants.
Other features of the TPE include resistance to UV light and chlorine and other sanitizers and household cleansers. With Shore A 82 hardness and good surface finish, the grade provides rubber-like properties.
The material can be injection molded, extruded, blow molded and overmolded onto polypropylene. Elastocon of Rochester, Ill., claims the TPE can cut material usage during processing.
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