FDA-compliant TPE grades

Nov. 4, 2011
The TPEs are formulated for overmolding and extrusion.

Elastocon 2850PE and 2865PE grades of thermoplastic elastomers Shore A hardnesses of 50 and 65, respectively, are FDA compliant, and are odorless. The transparent polymers are formulated for extruding and overmolding and coextruding onto polyethylene.
The formulations have rubber-like properties, colorability, a good surface finish, and UV stability. They are latex-free nad comply with RoHS and California Proposition 65. The 2850PE and 2865PE grades are available as pellets in 1,000-lb quantities.

Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 463, Rochester, IL 62563, (888) 644-8732, www.elastocontpe.com

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Jessica Shapiro

Jessica serves as Associate Editor - 3 years service, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University.

Work experience: Materials engineer, The Boeing Company; Primary editor for mechanical and fastening & joining.

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