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New Products Thermoplastic Vulcanizates Engineered under the direction of the plastic industry’s leading engineers, Roger Huarng and Stephane Morin, APS Elastomers’ Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are compounded with a polyolefin phase and a cross-linked EPDM phase, which give products rubber-like perfor-mance. With a high compression set for rugged applica-tions, Viprene® high performance P-Series TPV can be ordered in natural or black pellets and is available in a wide range of Shore hardnesses – from 35 Shore A to 50 Shore D. Applications include, but are not limited to, gaskets, O-rings, door and window seals, power steering, brake and fuel hoses, electrical insulation, construction and industrial parts. Benefits of Viprene® P-Series of TPVs include:  Processes like a thermoplastic material  High heat stability; low temperature flexibility  Resistant to oils  Excellent abrasion resistance  Lightweight  Recyclable APS Elastomers (734) 710-6700, info@apstpe.com, www.apstpe.com Thermoplastic Elastomer When one thinks about “grippy” thermoplastic elastomers, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is grips for items like golf clubs and bicycle han-dles. No longer, thanks to Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. New TPE formulations from the laboratories of Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. now guide processors to introduce covers, stubs and wraps that are grippy and protect expensive gadgets. The benefit is the opportunity to improve a wide range of products, from lap-tops and tablets to stapler bases and laboratory equipment to ensure they remain stationary on just about any surface. When combined with haptic technology these products provide gaming controllers and other motion sensitive compo-nents a much needed “personalized comfort factor”. Thus, a cell phone cover made from StarGrip-X® TPEs won’t slip off an automobile dashboard, a stapler will remain in its place during the stapling process, a tablet will “stick” to the palm or lap of a user, a gaming device won’t slip off a table or lap, or the possibility of a laboratory test instrument falling off a countertop simply won’t happen. The easily colorable, easy-to-process new TPE for a myriad of applications, is available in small to large quantities. It is available in a wide range of hard-nesses, ranging from 20 to 50 Shore A. The remarkable new material can be used in sheet or mat form or molded to conform to the shape of any product, such as the cover for a tablet. n Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. (708) 343-1100, sales@starthermoplastics.com, www.starthermoplastics.com High-Performance Ceramic Igniters physical and thermal strength, electrical stability easy handling, simple installation, dependable performance available in gas appliances of every description and virtually every voltage +1.603.249.7532 Tel +1.603.672.3116 Fax igniters@coorstek.com www.coorstek.com ©2013 CoorsTek, Inc. A0113 8510-1797 REV.C www.appliance DESIGN .com appliance DESIGN April 2014 29

New Products

Thermoplastic Vulcanizates

Engineered under the direction of the plastic industry's leading engineers, Roger Huarng and Stephane Morin, APS Elastomers VipreneR thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are compounded with a polyolefin phase and a cross-linked EPDM phase, which give products rubber-like performance.With a high compression set for rugged applications, VipreneR high performance P-Series TPV can be ordered in natural or black pellets and is available in a wide range of Shore hardnesses ¡V from 35 Shore A to 50 Shore D.

Applications include, but are not limited to, gaskets, O-rings, door and window seals, power steering, brake and fuel hoses, electrical insulation, construction and industrial parts.

Benefits of VipreneR P-Series of TPVs include:

Processes like a thermoplastic material

High heat stability; low temperature flexibility

Resistant to oils

Excellent abrasion resistance

Lightweight

Recyclable

APS Elastomers
(734) 710-6700, info@apstpe.com, www.apstpe.com

Thermoplastic Elastomer

When one thinks about “grippy” thermoplastic elastomers, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is grips for items like golf clubs and bicycle handles.No longer, thanks to Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. New TPE formulations from the laboratories of Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc. now guide processors to introduce covers, stubs and wraps that are grippy and protect expensive gadgets.

The benefit is the opportunity to improve a wide range of products, from laptops and tablets to stapler bases and laboratory equipment to ensure they remain stationary on just about any surface. When combined with haptic technology these products provide gaming controllers and other motion sensitive components a much needed “personalized comfort factor”. Thus, a cell phone cover made from StarGrip-X® TPEs won’t slip off an automobile dashboard, a stapler will remain in its place during the stapling process, a tablet will “stick” to the palm or lap of a user, a gaming device won’t slip off a table or lap, or the possibility of a laboratory test instrument falling off a countertop simply won’t happen.

The easily colorable, easy-to-process new TPE for a myriad of applications, is available in small to large quantities. It is available in a wide range of hardnesses, ranging from 20 to 50 Shore A. The remarkable new material can be used in sheet or mat form or molded to conform to the shape of any product, such as the cover for a tablet.

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.
(708) 343-1100, sales@starthermoplastics.com, www.starthermoplastics.com

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