TPEs ‘offer better low-temperature toughness than PVC’

Microsoft Word - Table draftPawtucket, Rhode Island –  Teknor Apex Co. has developed medical-grade thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for cold-storage bags and pouches that, it says. exhibit low-temperature toughness superior to that of PVC.

The Medalist TPEs, which also weigh less at comparable film gauges and could facilitate the production of thinner-gauge products, said a 19 Jan company release

The compounds are said to exhibit greater toughness in cold-storage applications, with brittle points as low as -60 °C, as…

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