Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. (Rochester, IL) has expanded its offerings of thermoplastic elastomers with the introduction of a new grade in its general purpose 8000 Series, specifically the newly formulated 8078B grade for applications for both consumer as well as industrial products. Instrument panels is one potential application for the material.
8078B can be injection molded, extruded or blow molded, and even overmolded (onto polypropylene) for products that call for rubber-like properties (Shore A 82) and a good surface finish. Available in black pellets in 1,000 lb. quantities and readily available from Elastocon stocks, the new grade offers processors a multiple benefits for a wide range of applications.