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ELASTO bring the feel good factor to PDM


ELASTO UK, a leader in the development and manufacture of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials, will be encouraging visitors to their stand at Plastics Design & Moulding 2013 with a hands-on, ‘touchy-feely’ display. The aim is to highlight the tactile appeal of TPEs and the role haptics can play in product design.

On display will be material samples from the company’s TPE brands; Dryflex and Mediprene. Dryflex TPE compounds include grades based on SBS, SEBS, TPO and TPV technologies. With 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.

Dryflex TPE compounds are used in a wide range of applications from the automotive, consumer, construction, packaging and sports markets where they have simplified production and added-value with soft-touch appeal.

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.

Speaking of the event, Dominic Philpot, managing director at ELASTO UK commented, “PDM brings together the best and brightest from the UK plastics industry, with the complete supply chain represented; from designers to materials, machinery to convertors. It’s an important meeting point for us, where we’re looking forward to catching up with new and existing customers, with our material experts’ on-hand to deliver advice on a comprehensive range of customised TPE solutions.”

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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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