Nylon overmoldable TPE eases processing, cuts material usage


A new family of nylon-overmoldable thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) requires less material during processing and offers high flow properties for complex designs, while featuring good colorability, chemical resistance, and high impact properties.

Elastocon STK56PA (natural) and STK56PA-B (black) from Elastocon TPE Technologies (Rochester, IL) were formulated for a variety of rigorous-use applications including, but not limited to, automotive and non-automotive interior soft-touch knobs, levers, and other components.

The Shore A Hardness of 60 offers a soft touch feel, with Elastocon currently offering the 2800 and 8000 Series of TPEs, the SMR Series of thermoplastic olefins (TPOs), the STK Series for overmolding, and alloys, all of which can be injection molded, extruded, blowmolded, or compounded....
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