SBS modified bitumen roofs or styrene butadiene styrene roofs are made by modifying the asphalt in a modified bitumen roof. This forms a polymer mesh inside the bitumen giving it rubber-like consistency.
The global medical elastomers market is mainly driven by factors such as advancements in the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) processing technology, growing demand for medical products incorporating elastomers, increasing government support, and rising awareness among people on improved healthcare facilities.
The global SEBS market is expected to grow at an exponential CAGR in the years to come. A thermoplastic elastomer that comprises styrene in it is known as SEBS. SEBS is also popularly known in its expanded form that is Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene.
Hot melt adhesives, also known as hot glue, and are in the form of thermoplastic adhesive which is applied using a hot glue gun. The variety of polymers in this class is wide and includes both natural and synthetic ones. It is commonly sold as solid cylindrical sticks of various diameters and can also be applied by spraying or dipping.
FREELOCK Wire Closure System from Shin Kyung with Soft-Touch Dial Molding in THERMOLAST® K
KRAIBURG TPE announces that a unique new shoe lacing system developed by Shin Kyung Inc. (Korea) is manufactured using their innovative rotary dial, overmolded with THERMOLAST® K compound to provide both enhanced functionality and aesthetics.
Hydrocarbon resins are amorphous thermoplastic polymers produced by polymerization of unsaturated hydrocarbons. The feedstock are various by-products of naphtha crackers.1 These resins have typically a low molecular weight ranging from about 400 to 5000 g/mol. The three main types are C5 aliphatic, C9 aromatic, and DCPD cycloaliphatic resins.
Now, TPEs can be used for applications requiring direct blood contact for a limited amount of time. One company offering such a grade is Kraiburg TPE, a German-headquartered firm with U.S. operations based in Duluth, GA. "There are a lot of medical device applications that require limited blood contact.
With several functional components manufactured using a newly developed, medical grade TPE from KRAIBURG TPE, Aptar Pharma launched its ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD). The Thermoplastic Elastomer components come into direct contact with the medical eye drop formulation.