TPE is as hard as it gets


A high-impact, semi-rigid grade of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with a shore hardness of 50D is said to be one of highest-impact TPEs on the market. It is offered as a cost-effective alternative to thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs).

Supplied by Elastocon TPE Technologies (Rochester, IL) in the form of black pellets, grade 9050BX is formulated to provide a variety of molding and end-use benefits for trim rings and panels required for electronic consumer products and various transportation equipment, as well as interior instrumentation where durability, abrasive resistance, and impact isolation are needed.
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