The following grades provide the perfect choice - depending on desired performance, for tool handles that are ergonomic and soft to the touch, as well as slip resistant, chemical resistant, abrasion resistant and shock absorbent:
Maxelast®P3760 TPE material is formulated for PP overmolding or standalone usage. Available in a 60A Shore hardness, it offers a chemical bond between itself and the rigid polypropylene substrate. Maxelast® grades require no drying time, are easily colored, process easily, provide superior bonding performance and consistent mechanical properties. Maxelast® is offered in a Shore hardness range of 10A to 95A for this type of application.
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Viprene®G60A-32U-NAT is a UV and heat stabilized TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate elastomer). This material can be easily processed by injection molding as it exhibits easy flowing characteristics. Available in a 60A Shore hardness, it offers excellent adhesion to polypropylene and other substrates. Viprene® G-Series is available in a Shore hardness rage of 35A to 50D.
Zythane® 6070A is a Shore 70A non-plasticized polyether-based TPU specifically formulated for injection molding. It exhibits excellent abrasion resistance and hydrolytic stability. It is also resistant to oil, fuel and solvent resistance. Zythane® 6000-Series is available in a Shore hardness range of 70A to 65D.
|TPEs, TPVs, and TPUs for bonding onto tool handles and grips.|
Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, and technical service organization dedicated to helping TPE, TPU, TPV and other elastomer marketers and processors with all their product and technical support needs. APS currently markets and supports Polymax Maxelast® TPEs, Zythane® TPUs, and Viprene® TPVs.
APS offers elastomer materials in quantities large and small (from 25kg bag to 100kg (or 125kg) drum to 600kg (or 750kg) box).
APS is owned and operated by two of the plastic industry’s leading marketing and technical support executives, Roger J. Huarng and Stephane Morin, formerly with BASF Corporation. Call them today to find the elastomer best suited for your application.