Teknor Apex is the latest compounder to work alongside Gumdrop Ltd, the innovative start up that turns waste chewing gum into polymers, in order to help the company develop methods for commercial scale production. more

Oct 6, 2016 2:56 PM Materials

Kraiburg TPE has launched its new FR/AD1 series of flame retardant compounds at K 2016. more

K 2016

An innovative range of knives with ergonomic TPE handles has been re-launched as a new-generation version that is completely manufactured in Britain. more

Jun 22, 2016 3:51 PM Industry News

At CHINAPLAS, global compounding group, HEXPOL TPE, is presenting its new Dryflex thermoplastic elastomer compounds for PA overmoulding. more

Apr 18, 2016 12:25 PM Chinaplas 2016

Teknor Apex has announced the acquisition of Plastic-Technologie-Service (PTS), a German-based custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) for an undisclosed amount. more

Apr 4, 2016 11:50 AM Materials

Materials supplier, PolyOne, has announced the launch of speciality thermoplastic elastomers and design services for the European automotive market. more

Mar 9, 2016 10:20 AM Materials

PolyOne has launched two new TPE grades for medical device manufacturers that are designed to withstand strong hospital cleaning products whilst still maintaining purpose and function. more

Mar 1, 2016 11:48 AM Materials

A special grade of Dryflex thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) developed by ELASTO UK has been chosen for a new range of gloves requiring high levels of non-slip grip. more

Feb 5, 2016 1:00 PM Materials

PolyOne has acquired certain TPE technologies and assets from Kraton Performance Polymers for $72 million USD (approx. £49.5m GBP) as it looks to expand its global footprint in thermoplastic elastomer innovation and design. more

Feb 3, 2016 2:04 PM Materials

The global consumption of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) is expected to grow to 5,487 thousand tonnes by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2015 to 2020. more

Jan 14, 2016 3:11 PM Materials

Kraiburg TPE has announced it has entered full-scale production with its latest series of advanced TPE compounds. more

Jan 11, 2016 3:08 PM Materials

Medical grade thermoplastic elastomers from Kraiburg TPE are being used to seal a new range of single-use syringes designed to eliminate the risk of infection from reuse, particularly in developing countries. more

Dec 10, 2015 3:53 PM Materials

This month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr. Charlie Geddes, at the differences and uses of SBS and SEBS. more

Sep 21, 2015 3:19 PM Materials Blog

Teknor Apex is introducing a new family of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for consumer products at Fakuma. more

Fakuma 2015

Kraiburg TPE is launching several new compounds for consumer applications at Fakuma, including the DW/H Series for use as hoses in showers, dishwashers or similar applications as a substitute material for PVC. more

Fakuma 2015

Thermoplastic elastomers from PolyOne have been chosen for an innovative product designed to help parents keep children safe. more

Aug 12, 2015 2:02 PM Materials

Teknor Apex has announced it has sold its Beetle product brand, certain manufacturing assets, and related customer lists to UK-based Petlon Polymers Ltd. more

Aug 5, 2015 8:20 AM Industry News

A soft-touch thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from PolyOne is being used in the manufacture of a fundraising dog toy in the United States. more

Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM Materials

Staedtler has joined forces once again with Kraiburg to repeat the success of their Wopex pencil by creating a new colour alternative. more

Jun 12, 2015 2:34 PM Materials

Teknor Apex is introducing a range of TPEs for consumer electronics desgined to bring enhanced functionality, tactile properties, colour and durability to consumer products such as in-ear headphones, computer mice, fitness trakcers and smart watches. more

NPE 2015

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