[image_0]At DKT 2012 the company will inform about current projects. The main focus will be on TPEs with adhesion to rubbers like EPDM, NBR, ECO, CSM, EAM, etc., and especially the adhesion of TPS to EPDM for the production of end caps or corner mouldings for window guiding profiles. Here high adhesive strength, good sealing properties, and UV resistance, are key requirements for the material. Advantages of thermoplastic elastomers in these applications compared to rubber include short processing time, reduction of rework, manifold compounding possibilities, etc. Other current developments at Allod include the improvement of the scratch resistance of TPS compounds, TPE materials for selective electroplating and higher temperature resistance of TPEs.Allod Werkstoff GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 2001, is based in Burgbernheim in Southwestern Germany. The portfolio includes TPE materials with: defined Shore hardness and filling gradevariable mechanical characteristicsvarying resistance to temperature and mediacertain relaxation and damping behavior depending on strain and temperaturedefined surfaces (e.g. opal, glossy, low friction, textured, coloured)very good good flowabilityclient specific qualitiesadhesion to engineering plastics, rubber and inorganic materials like glass or metal.