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HEXPOL to showcase latest TPE technologies at Chinaplas 2013


HEXPOL Compounding (Foshan), the Chinese arm of HEXPOL’s TPE family which also brings together ELASTO and Müller Kunststoffe, will be presenting the latest developments in thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) compounds at Chinaplas 2013 (Booth #12.2 J55).

“At Chinaplas we will demonstrate our commitment to providing intelligent, technical polymer solutions with competitive and flexible local supply”, commented Ralph Wolkener, president Europe and Asia at HEXPOL Compounding. “Asia-Pacific is a strategic market for HEXPOL, where we have invested heavily to increase capacity and expand our product offering. In response to growing demand, in 2011 we announced plans to begin production of TPEs in China. The new TPE production facility is now on stream, operating from our Foshan site in the expansive Guangzhou area, a key location for polymer component manufacturing. Investment has also been made in our rubber compounding, with a further line added at our HEXPOL Compounding (Qingdao) facility”. 

On display at Chinaplas will be material samples from HEXPOL’s leading TPE brands; Dryflex, Mediprene and EPSeal, showcasing the array of properties and design possibilities their range has to offer. Dryflex TPE compounds are available in hardness’s ranging from zero shore A to 65 shore D, they offer transparency, good compression set, abrasion and tear resistance, high-flow rates and adhesion to engineering thermoplastics including PP, PE, PA, ABS, PC, PS, PMMA, ASA and SAN.

Mediprene TPEs have been engineered to address the demands of the medical device industry. Representative grades have passed cytotoxicity tests according to ISO 10993-5 and biocompatibility tests according to USP Class VI. The materials are latex free, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions; Mediprene TPEs have also been classified as non-sensitizers. At Chinaplas HEXPOL will showcase several applications from the automotive, consumer, construction and toy markets where their compounds have simplified production for their customers and added-value with soft-touch appeal.

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About HEXPOL TPE


The HEXPOL TPE Family brings together the ELASTO businesses in Sweden, UK and China and Müller Kunststoffe in Germany. We are at the forefront in the development and manufacture of custom formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and complimentary compounds.

Our family delivers a trusted combination of material know-how, R&D, production capability and comprehensive technical services. Alongside European and Asian production and product development facilities, as part of the HEXPOL group of companies, we share an extensive global footprint covering EU, Asia and NAFTA, enabling us to support our customers worldwide.  

A comprehensive product portfolio covering TPS, TPO, TPV, TPU, soft PVC, cork compounds and masterbatch is led by global brands Dryflex®, Mediprene®, Lifoflex®, EPSeal®, Lifolit®, Lifocork®, Lifobatch® and Lifoprene®. We support OEMs, moulders and designers at all stages of product development in the medical, electronic, automotive, caps & closures, construction and consumer markets.  

HEXPOL TPE is part of HEXPOL, one of the world’s leading polymer groups. www.hexpol.com  

Mediprene®, Dryflex®, EPSeal® , Lifoprene®, Lifoflex®, Lifocork®, Lifolit® and Lifobatch® are registered trademarks property of the Hexpol group of companies.  

For further information please contact:
Jill Bradford
Marketing & PR Manager, HEXPOL TPE
tel +44 161 654 2369 | jill.bradford@elasto.co.uk

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