Overmolding Thermoplastic Elastomers Resist Scratching

january 23 2012

A new line of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) formulated for overmolding onto nylon with added durability and high resistance to scratching and marring is now available from Elastocon TPE Technologies. They also provide a dry touch ergonomic feel.

With a Shore A Hardness of 60 to offer a soft touch feel, the new OM grades offer numerous benefits including requiring less material during processing, high flow properties to enable complex part design, excellent colorability, resistance to many chemicals and household cleaning products and excellent high impact resistance.

At the present time, Elastocon offers the 2800 Series and 8000 Series of TPEs, the SMR Series of TPOs, the STK Series for overmolding, and alloys, all of which can be injection molded, extruded, blow molded or compounded. Elastocon thermoplastic elastomers do not require drying and are offered for applications that require 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 free from latex, and are RoHS and California Proposition 65 compliant, with many of the company offerings being FDA compliant, as well as UL and NSF approvable, and are suitable for medical applications. Elastocon can provide ISO reporting for manufacturing and shipping. All grades are reclaimable and recyclable.

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