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A paper published in Science journal last week has shown how flexible elastomers can take a lesson from mussels in stretch and strength. more

7 Nov 2017 14:17 Materials

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Dow Polyurethanes has launched an addition to its Hyperlast Elastomers family, developed to overcome the upcoming regulatory ban of MbOCA in polyurethane elastomers in Europe. more

6 Jun 2017 14:19 Materials

A large-scale engineering project undertaken to protect the city of Venice and the Venetian Lagoon from rising tides has used elastomeric seals from Trelleborg as part of the installation. more

24 May 2017 09:48 Materials

Zytel and Hytrel have been designed by DuPont Performance Materials to meet the demand for laptop materials that are thinner, lighter, and tougher. more

18 May 2017 17:02 Industry News

German tack supplier Beris sells a soft flexible bit for equestrians, made with TPE from Kraiburg. more

8 May 2017 08:53 Materials

Dow Polyurethanes will introduce customers from across Europe to a new, REACH-compliant elastomer system when it hosts a workshop at its UK facilities next month. more

20 Apr 2017 15:33 Events

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Ramsgate harbour has gained luminous lettering across its high tide mark, demonstrating the strength and resilience of the polymer-based sealant used to mount it. more

30 Jan 2017 11:34 Industry News

The theme of the annual UK rubber seminar organised by Manchester Polymer Group (MPG) will be sustainability, it has been announced. more

4 Jan 2017 09:34 Events

Dow Corning has launched new, advanced bio-medical grade Liquid Silicone Rubbers (LSRs) that it says will help OEMs, fabricators and designers take advantage of the growing opportunities in the medical device industry. more

2 Mar 2016 12:27 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

1 Mar 2016 11:48 Materials

Hampshire-based elastomer moulding specialists, Keaflex, has added a cleanroom at its manufacturing facility in order to expand its capabilities. more

18 Jan 2016 15:33 Industry News

UK-based provider of testing equipment, James Heal, has launched a new elastomeric abrasion tester that it says offers higher efficiency in cost and time in comparison to rotary drum (ISO) abrasion testers. more

18 Jun 2015 09:56 IRC/DKT 2015

Elastomatic rubber seal, gasket and moulding specialist, TRP Sealing Systems, has invested in a new CNC machine for mould tool manufacture. more

12 Jun 2015 11:14 Machinery

Putting the potential of rubber on the (road)map

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has recently published a roadmap spanning 2015-2020 that looks at elastomers and rubber. Here, Dr Sally Beken looks at the potential of the materials in numerous applications. more

10 Jun 2015 14:06 Guest Blog

Calling all elastomer producers and innovators…

Here, Dr Sally Beken, an elastomers specialist at the Materials KTN, writes for BP&R on how UK companies working with elastomers can find out more about cross-sector innovation opportunities, training, research collaboration and access to funding. more

30 May 2014 14:21 Guest Blog

A new range of UK-manufactured machines for the processing of polyurethane foam and elastomers are being officially launched at the ‘British Pavilion’ at K 2013. more

7 Oct 2013 11:12 Machinery