ERJ staff report (DS)
Geleen, Netherlands --Teknor Apex, which acquired the Sarlink business from DSM a year ago, will introduce two new Sarlink grades at Fakuma. The grades are designed to be the first vulcanisate (TPV) elastomers to provide a practical alternative to EPDM foam or sponge in automotive seals, construction weatherstripping, gaskets.
With Shore A hardness levels of 25 and 35, respectively, Sarlink 5725B and 5735B are the softest TPVs available for extrusion and exhibit the lowest compression set, thus providing outstanding elasticity similar to that of EPDM foam. Yet, unlike EPDM, the Sarlink compounds are thermoplastics, and as such they offer processing advantages that enable manufacturers of automotive sealing systems and building and construction profiles to reduce costs and achieve higher productivity.
Like other compounds in the Sarlink 5700 Series, Sarlink 5725B and 5735B are formulated for high levels of UV resistance and improved fogging properties.
Teknor Apex will introduce the compounds at Fakuma 2011 (Stand B4-4107). Fakuma runs from 18 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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Press release from Teknor Apex