Less-expensive medical-grade TPEs - Star Thermoplastics

Oct. 4, 2011
The TPEs are lower cost and have a styrenic base.

StarMed styrenic-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) meet FDA and medical-grade requirements. They have hardnesses from 8 Shore A to 60 Shore D and can be injection molded or extruded. The TPEs come in clear, translucent, and colorable grades and are non-allergenic and recyclable.

Star Thermoplastics, 2121 West 21st St., Broadview, IL 60155, (708) 343-1100, www.starthermoplastics.com

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