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TPE enhances performance of living hinge

DISCUS compact disc storage devices from CD3 Storage Systems Inc. needed a protective case that would be both durable and shock resistant. The material of choice was Santoprene thermoplastic elastomer...

January 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



DISCUS compact disc storage devices from CD3 Storage Systems Inc. needed a protective case that would be both durable and shock resistant. The material of choice was Santoprene thermoplastic elastomer from AES.

“The DISCUS is made to be carried around, so we needed a combination of materials that would provide exceptional protection while withstanding drops and mishandling,” says Shari Hunt, marketing and sales manager, CD3. “Santoprene is ideal for this application because of its forgiveness and durability.”

The case is injection molded in one piece with a living hinge.

“A key reason we selected Santoprene was because of its superior flex fatigue – you can bend the living hinge back and forth a million times and it still won’t break,” says Hunt.

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Santoprene was also chosen for its soft, tactile feel.

Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P. 330/849-5000


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