Dryflex TPE compounds for overmoulding with Polyamide can be used in applications such as power tools
At CHINAPLAS, global compounding group, HEXPOL TPE, is presenting its new Dryflex thermoplastic elastomer compounds for PA overmoulding.
The company will also be offering advice on projects using hard and soft material combinations; including TPE and substrate compatibility, product design and processing options.
“Toothbrushes, sport equipment, power tools, automotive-interiors, baby products and packaging; these are just a few examples where the introduction of Dryflex TPE has added a non-slip surface, functional sealing, improved haptics or abrasion resistance properties,” explained Philippe Julien-Labruyère, Sales Director for HEXPOL TPE, China.
Hexpol says it expect the Dryflex range of TPE compounds for overmoulding with Polyamide (PA) to be of particular interest to visitors at CHINAPLAS.
Due to its very high strength, impact and high temperature resistance PA is often used in applications such as power-tools. The Dryflex TPE can be used to add safety features such as a non-slip grip or ergonomic handle.
The range includes grades offering a high bonding strength to PA6, PA66, PA12 and PA blends including reinforced polyamide with up to 40 percent glass fibre. The compounds can be processed via insert and multi-shot processing technologies. Due to the wide processing window from 200°C to 280°C, they have a high bonding strength to the different polyamide types.
“Our aim at Chinaplas 2016 is to show visitors how they can make the most of the significant design and processing opportunities offered by our Dryflex TPE compounds. Our local HEXPOL TPE China team will be on-hand to advise how product and mould design, gates and runners and processing technologies can be optimised,” Julien-Labruyère added.
Visit Hexpol in Hall N3 Stand A01