Technology: Teknor Apex develops silicone-like TPEs

Geleen, The Netherlands – Teknor Apex has developed a new series of styrenic thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with the surface appearance and haptics of silicone rubber.

Monprene RG-15100 series compounds have lower compression set than standard TPS (styrenic thermoplastic elastomers) compounds and withstand temperatures in excess of 100 °C, said Teknor Apex 11 Dec.

The materials also provide chemical resistance for food-grade, cosmetics, and other regulated applications.

The new compounds, said Teknor Apex, meet US and EU regulations for single- and repeated-use applications with dry, acidic, aqueous, and alcoholic…

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