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Ladies’ lacrosse tenacity boosted by TPEs

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By overmolding a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from GLS Corp. onto the sidewalls of its Tenacity line of women's lacrosse sticks, Brine Inc. has improved players' abilities to control the ball and has...

By overmolding a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from GLS Corp. onto the sidewalls of its Tenacity line of women’s lacrosse sticks, Brine Inc. has improved players’ abilities to control the ball and has extended the life of the sticks.

This is due to the improved cushioning and grip in the pocket of the head, which the TPE enables, according to Brine. Plus, the improved cushioning and grip helps the leather straps last longer.

Harbec Plastics Inc., based in Ontario, N.Y., supplies the blue or white striped TPE overmold that covers the sidewalls in the heads of the Tenacity sticks.

Using a single cavity aluminum insert mold on a 75-ton injection molding press, GLS’ Versaflex OM6160 TPE is overmolded onto the nylon stick head, said Harbec Plastics’ Project Manager, Jeff Duell.

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“We get excellent adhesion with this grade without ever drying before molding,” Duell noted.

GLS Corporation; www.glscorp.com; 800-457-8777

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