Teknor Apex TPVs to challenge rubber in medical parts

Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Teknor Apex has developed new medical-grade thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers for injection moulded products, the company announced 27 July.

The materials are said to yield O-rings, gaskets, and diaphragms with excellent long-term sealing performance. They are also claimed to cost less to process than thermoset rubber, and offer manufacturing advantages over standard TPVs and styrenic TPEs.

The Medalist MD-23100 compounds provide rubber-like elasticity, superior long-term compression set, and chemical resistance, said Teknor Apex.

“Unlike some standard TPVs, compounds in the new Medalist series are…

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