If you are considering a change from torching APP-modified bitumen roof membranes to torching SBS-modified bitumem roof membranes, taking a moment to understand the differences between the two materials will be helpful
Styrene- ethylene- butylene- styrene, also known as SEBS, is a form of thermoplastics elastomer with added styrene. SEBS is a hydrogenated elastomer with properties, such as high-strength, good temperature resistance, and flexibility.
Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is an elastomer that is fully thermoplastic. Like all thermoplastic elastomers, TPU is elastic and melt-processable. Further, it can be processed on extrusion as well as injection, blow and compression molding equipment.
As a result, it’s understandable why PSA tape is becoming a popular choice for markets ranging from automotive to construction. Yet it’s important for these manufacturers to know how PSA tape works on different surfaces to fully anticipate its performance expectations.
Wearable medical devices that gather valuable data and enable patients to take control of their health are becoming ubiquitous, and it’s advances in the adhesives industry that has made this trend possible. For some, it’s just a matter of tracking fitness data, while for others, the data helps them to manage medical conditions such as diabetes.
Changing consumer trends taking hold at different rates globally will make hot-melt adhesivesa dynamic market expected to grow to more than $7.5 billion by 2021, according to a recent report from Smithers Apex.
These soft grips could be made out of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compound. TPEs can be safe for food-contact applications, such as soft spoons for babies, and for healthcare applications, such as dental guards.