New TPE technology offers consumer-friendly premium performance, replaces TPU’s and TPSiV
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (November 30, 2020) – PolymaxTPE, a leading innovator in the custom compounding and manufacturing of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), today announced that the company has developed a new TPE product that outperforms commonly used TPU and TPSiV products in premium electronic components.
The material is abrasion resistant, odor-free and has excellent chemical adhesion to polycarbonate and ABS, as well as blends and alloys of these thermoplastic products. Manufactured by PolymaxTPE, this material can be used in any application where an item is handled frequently in an abusive environment such as protective cases and on wearable technology.
“With the experience and technical knowledge at PolymaxTPE, we understand the reaction between a demanding operational environment and the ingredients required in an elastomer formulation,” said Tom Castile, vice president of sales at PolymaxTPE. “This allows us to develop a customized product that meets the requirements of the application with excellent processing performance at a competitive cost.”
Following months of rigorous testing, PolymaxTPE created a proprietary formula, designed to be molded in two-stage or insert molding processes. This material offers good mold flow characteristics and part demolding, allowing for manufacturing efficiencies.
“Our solution is easily colorable and has strong UV stability with no loss of adhesion to the rigid substrate when exposed to sweat, grime or conventional topical lotions, commonly used by consumers, making our TPE technology an ideal replacement for TPUs and TPSiVs,” said Castile. “This is a true demonstration of the capabilities of the company and its people.”
The new product technology adds to the deep lineup of thermoplastic elastomer solutions offered by the company and is a perfect extension of the A-Series products by PolymaxTPE, which is designed specifically for bonding to polycarbonate, ABS and other engineering resins.
PolymaxTPE is a progressive and dependable private enterprise specializing in the development and manufacturing of best-in-class thermoplastic elastomers and the creation of lean solutions for use in injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding processes. Together with Nantong Polymax, their Elastomer Technology is globally considered among the best. PolymaxTPE prides themselves on team camaraderie, goodwill, and strong relationships. In a world where the bottom line is all that matters, PolymaxTPE goes out of their way to be approachable to their employees and customers, all while finding better solutions, faster. For more information visit www.polymaxtpe.com.