ERJ staff report (BC)
Stockholm – Among the innovations to be offered by the Hexpol TPE group at K 2013 will be Lifocork, flexible polymer compounds which combine natural cork with thermoplastic raw materials. Lifocork compounds offer low densities, natural cork haptics, ultraviolet resistance and a non-slip surface, says the group. They can be processed by thermoplastic processing methods such as injection moulding, extrusion or thermoforming.
The group will also highlight developments in its Dryflex TPE family, including TPE with optimised compression set, conductive TPE, and adhesion compounds for two- and three-component applications claimed to offer easy processing with bonding to a range of substrates such as PA, PC, ABS and POM.
Hexpol’s medical device team will be on hand at the show to advise on applications in this sector.
The Hexpol TPE group, which brings together the Elasto and Müller Kunststoffe businesses, will be on stand H18, hall 8a, at K2013.