Canadian Plastics

Materials: New TPE breaks barriers

Optiflex is the industry's first 70 Shore A grade of clear (near optical) TPE. Star Thermoplastics is producing the grade using proprietary technology. According to George Koprowisz, technical directo...

April 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



Optiflex is the industry’s first 70 Shore A grade of clear (near optical) TPE. Star Thermoplastics is producing the grade using proprietary technology. According to George Koprowisz, technical director of TPEs at Star, “The 70 Shore A hardness often required by molders and products manufacturers simply could not be achieved without undesirable yellowing of the compound. With our technology, we have been able to produce a TPE without yellow, making it ideally suited for a variety of applications.”

Star Thermoplastics Elastomers Division 312-225-7800


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