Rising Prices for Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) Prompt
Development of Low-Cost Grades That Process and Perform Like Expensive Grades.
Alliance Polymers & Services LLC (APS), the North American distributor of TPEs used by leading products manufacturers, offers low-cost grades of thermoplastic elastomers to help designers and processors significantly reduce their TPE costs with low prices for less demanding applications. They are ideally suited for overmolding (onto PP) for stand-alone applications such as tool grips, pen grips, personal care items, luggage handles, and other stationery products.
|Low-Cost Grade TPE for Tool Grip|
|Low-Cost Grade TPE for Pen Grip|
|Low-Cost TPE for Person Care Items|
|Low-Cost Grade TPE for Stationary Products|
|Low-Cost Grade TPE for Tooth Brush Handle|
Maxelast® and Viprene® were able to achieve this pricing breakthrough by using the latest production efficiencies and removing unnecessary elements from the formulations. Features and specifications of these low-cost grades of TPEs include good colorability, a Shore A hardness range of 20A to 90A, a tensile strength of 120 psi (ASTM D412) and a tear strength of 340 psi.
APS can provide samples on request for molding trials and can ship small to large production runs of the TPEs.
APS (Alliance Polymers and Services LLC) is an established TPE technology resource offering service, technical support and TPE materials for consumer and industrial applications. Company offerings include Maxelast® TPEs, Viprene® TPVs, Zythane® TPUs, TPE alloys, compounding services and custom and standard soft elastomer formulations.
APS is owned and operated by three of the industry’s leading marketing and technical support executives, Roger J. Huarng and Stephane Morin, formerly with BASF Corporation. They work with a series of independent technical agents located in key cities and markets throughout the North American Continent.
For more information on TPEs for overmolding as well as other grades for conventional, unique or highly durable applications, contact APS.