WEB EXCLUSIVE: Several new grades of clear SEBS-based TPEs from Elastocon TPE Technologies
, Rochester, Ill., are designed for medical products such as grips for medical and dental utensils and knobs and buttons for medical equipment. The expanded CLR series includes a broader range of hardnesses—from 15 Shore A to 75 Shore A, with low-oil formulations and two completely oil-free grades, CLR65 and CLR75. The latter two have Shore A hardnesses of 62 and 75, respectively; tensile strengths of 1254 psi and 1450 psi, 100% moduli of 323 psi and 607 psi; and elongations of 629% and 499%. These grades are said to be odorless with a non-tacky feel, and they can be extruded or injection molded and can be easily color tinted. The company also cites exceptional tear resistance, high resilience, and high strength.