You will find hot melt adhesives everywhere in your day-to-day life. From the furniture you sit on to the corrugated carton that holds the mailers in your local post office, it's not difficult to come across items bonded using this popular adhesive.
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New TPEs are developed on a daily basis, for many reasons: new polymer technologies offered by our suppliers, evolving consumer preferences, or the newest government regulation. Depending on your application or end-use environment, you may already know if you need an SBC compound versus a TPV, but how do you choose the right grade?
Global supplier of innovative thermoplastic elastomers Audia Elastomers, Washington, Penn., has developed an extensive range of reportedly leading-edge high-performance TPEs that deliver durability, tear strength, high clarity, and adhesion for the durable pet toy market, including dog chew toys and treats