Horgen, Switzerland - The Dow Chemical Company has introduced ENR 7487.00 developmental polyolefin elastomer (POE), the latest in its family of high-melt-strength (HMS) POEs. The new grade is aimed at processes such as extrusion blow molding, thermoforming and high-shear profile extrusion.
â€œDow's next-generation high-melt-strength POEs help deliver a combination of low-temperature ductility and low gloss potential for existing injection moulded TPO applications,â€ said Dave Mitchell, Dow Specialty Plastics & Elastomer's global market manager of transportation for thermoplastic applications. â€œIn addition, they provide an opportunity to deliver the benefits of advanced TPO compounds to an expanded range of applications such as thermoformed sheets and flexible extrusion profiles.â€
ENR 7487.00 Developmental POE is an ethylene-butene copolymer with a melt index of less than 0.5, Shore A hardness of 58 and density of 0.860 g/cm3. Dow said it is ideally suited for reduced-gloss TPOs, SEBS extension, flexible soft-touch compounds, wire and cable and impact modification.