Thermoplastic Elastomer Offers Phthalate-Free/Plasticizer-Free Formulations
Fri, 06/27/2008 - 4:51am
This product addresses recent regulations limiting phthalate-based plasticizers and recent market demands for low extractable TPEs. The elastomer is well-suited for a variety of extruded tubing and films as well as blow-molded bags, containers, toys, and other infant care items. The typical physical properties of the new material include; a hardness of 95 shore A, a specific gravity of 0.90, a tensile strength of 2500 psi at break, a 575% elongation at break, a tear strength of 700 pli, and a high clarity. The product was developed for markets requiring a clear, sterilizable, low extractable TPE and applications requiring no phthalates.