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Technical presentations at the TPE Topcon will include the following: "Global TPEs: New technology, regional market shifts and commoditization," Rober Eller, Robert Eller Associates, LLC; "Selection and application of antimicrobial additives in thermoplastic compounds," Jeffrey Trogolo, Sciessent; "Soft, processable SEBS polymers for compounds," Prashar Dave, TSRC Global; "Bonding solutions for styrenic TPE medical tubing," Kevin Cai, Teknor Apex; "Elucidating and controlling the morphologies of charged thermoplastic elastomers," Rich Spontak, North Carolina State University; "Small angle x-ray scattering to measure the effects of different strain during tensile testing of TPU," Alex Sokolowski, BASF; "Top 16 3D printing stories of 2016," Sarah Goehrke, 3Dprint.
Thermolast K[R] compounds from Kraiburg TPE were developed to meet current market demands and are utilized in virtually all industries.
Elasto Muller Kunststoffe specialise in the development of custom formulated TPE compounds, based on SBS, SEBS, TPO and TPV technologies, with sales to a range of end markets including automotive, medical, caps and closures, construction, toy and household.
Intent for TPE selection: New grade or material replacement Product designers may have numerous reasons or motivations to consider the option of replacing a non-TPE material with a TPE, or looking for a new TPE grade.
In addition, the system had the ability to feed the "big data" directly to the KRAIBURG TPE process data archival and analysis system, where it would reside for real-time and long-range performance evaluation by the product development, quality and process teams.
The transportation industry accounted for the around 35% of the consumption in the TPE market during 2014.
The report suggests new cutting-edge technologies are on the horizon, with continuous emphasis on the growth of biomass-sourced TPEs and a possible future for TPE-based smart rubbers.
The market shares of individual types of TPE vary widely from country to country.
TPE are also increasingly used in the construction industry, machine construction, medical technology and other industrial branches.