New RoHS compliant Elexar TPE range

The products are supplied by the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, USA.

The Elexar FR series includes six grades, with Shore A hardness ranging from 58 to 85, upper use temperature from 105 to 125 °C, low-temperature flexibility down to -50 °C, good UV and oil resistance.

For applications where appearance is critical, the compounds provide excellent colourability and non-blooming surfaces. They meet standards specified under UL 1061.

Unlike conventional TPEs, they pass the UL VW-1 vertical flame test for cable jacketing.

Teknor Apex suggests evaluating the new compounds for use in these applications:

  • Insulation and jacketing for automation and control cables, fibre optic cables, speciality low-voltage power cables, appliance wire, and flexible cord.
  • Moulded electrical components such as splice enclosures, connectors, grommets, strain reliefs, plugs, and over-moulded transformers.
  • Consumer and industrial goods such as profiles, furniture components, and mouldings for recreational vehicles.