Primex Color, Compounding & Additives — formerly O'Neil Color & Compounding — is making a new line of thermoplastic elastomers for general molding applications.
The Faraprene-brand H300 series is intended for general use in a wide variety of injection molded products, officials with Jasper, Tenn.-based PCC&A said in a news release. The materials also adhere well to polyethylene and polypropylene substrates, they added.
"Faraprene adds soft touch and grip to many household, industrial and OEM products," technical director Anthony Montalvo said. "It's a lightweight and durable product that can be custom-compounded to meet specific needs such as color and UV resistance."
The materials come in a range of hardness from 25 to 95 Shore A. The new line is formulated for general use, product manager Lee Pfaffle said, while the firm's other Faraprene lines have very specific characteristics such as high temperature resistance, high abrasion resistance and high strength for more demanding applications.
Primex — a plastic sheet extruder based in Richmond, Ind. — consolidated O'Neil and container maker Woodruff Corp. under the Primex name in late 2016. The O'Neil unit had been founded in New York in 1957.