05/24/2011

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PolyOne introduces new TPE materials for fatty food and electronic applications

"To help manufacturers create products that meet both GB and FDA requirements for fatty food contact, we've developed a new grade of Versaflex FFC TPE," said Rick Noller, director of global marketing. "Our goal was to develop regulatory-compliant materials that could help our customers gain a significant competitive edge by increasing the ability of their final products to pass increasingly tougher regulatory hurdles." Additional grades that comply with Chinese and US fatty food contact requirements are currently under development.To meet the needs of manufacturers of consumer electronics and appliances the company added 3 new grades to its OnFlex HFFR 300 portfolio. The series complies with European Union and VDE standards, stringent UL standards for flame and flexible cords and other international standards.OnFlex HFFR 360-0185 and 361-0190 are injection moldable materials for use in  connectors, plugs, grommets, seals spacers and strain relief sheaths. The 360-0185 material is targeted to applications that require UL 94 V-0 rating, while the 361-0190 is focused on total configurations that require a UL 94 HB rating.The 315-01 extrusion grade can be useful especially in ribbon cables, jacketing and insulation applications, where soft jacketing and flexibility are critical. This material can be configured to meet UL 1581 VW-1 rating.All three grades are fully TOSCA, REACH and RoHS compliant.The GLS OnFlex HFFR TPE platform consists of five groups of compounds:OnFlex HFFR 500 - for colored power cords and accessory cordsOnFlex HFFR 400 - for AC and DC power cords and connectors requiring superior abrasion performance, chemical resistance and good flexibilityOnFlex HFFR 300 - offers very good processing speed and balance of properties, including good abrasion resistance and wear propertiesOnFlex HFFR 200 - features robust processing, colorability, and good flexibility for accessory and power cords, and connectorsOnFlex HFFR 100 - supplies a cost-effective solution for light colored AC and DC power cords and connectors

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