Published On: Thu, Jan 19th, 2012

Nylon overmoldable TPE eases processing, cuts material usage

Nylon overmoldable TPE eases processing, cuts material usage

Nylon overmoldable TPE eases processing, cuts material usage

A new family of nylon-overmoldable thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) requires less material during processing and offers high flow properties for complex designs, while featuring good colorability, chemical resistance, and high impact properties.

Elastocon STK56PA (natural) and STK56PA-B (black) from Elastocon TPE Technologies (Rochester, IL) were formulated for a variety of rigorous-use applications including, but not limited to, automotive and non-automotive interior soft-touch knobs, levers, and other components.

The Shore A Hardness of 60 offers a soft touch feel, with Elastocon currently offering the 2800 and 8000 Series of TPEs, the SMR Series of thermoplastic olefins (TPOs), the STK Series for overmolding, and alloys, all of which can be injection molded, extruded, blowmolded, or compounded.

Elastocon TPEs don’t require drying and are offered for applications that need rubber-like properties, impact resistance, colorability, a good surface finish, easy processability, reduced material usage, and numerous other features and benefits.

All Elastocon grades are latex free and RoHS and California Proposition 65 compliant. Elastocon can provide ISO reporting for manufacturing and shipping, with many of the company offerings being FDA compliant, as well as UL and NSF approvable. All grades are reclaimable and recyclable.

Source : www.plasticstoday.com