- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
The most commonly employed flexible thermoplastic compound used for its versatility. Used on its own or as the flexible element of a co-extrusion. As with rigid PVC, it is compounded in clear and coloured grades and in a UV stabilised form. Available over a wide shore hardness range.
- PVC/NBR (PVC Nitrile)
An enhanced PVC grade offering improved oil resistance and a wider temperature range.
- Tpe (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
An equivalent to synthetic rubbers such as EPDM, this material has the advantage of being recyclable and non-marking. Sometimes replaces flexible PVC. Grades are SBS or SEBS based and are co-extrudable to rigid plastics such as ABS, PP and PS. Clear and opaque versions are available all offering good compression recovery. Specific glazing grades for UV resistance and weatherability as well as compatibility with non-glass glazing media.
- Tpe - MPR
A melt-processable rubber with specific properties, it permits co-extrusion to uPVC and ABS. Good compression recovery.
- Tpe - Vinyl-based
Developed to perform as a Tpe and be co-extrudable to PVC it is eminiently suitable for glazing applications with excellent outdoor performance and compatibility with PC and other non-glass glazing media. Black and white grades.
- Tpe (Thermoplastic vulcanizate, aka Santoprene ®)
A unique blend of a Tpe with some EPDM rubber, this is a high performance material. With superior fatigue resistance and high tear strength it also offers a constant service temperature rang of - 60° to + 135°. Used in medical and food applications with USP Class VI grades.
- POP (Polyolefin plastomer)
Tough, high clarity food grade polymer which is highly flexible and elastic.|
- Tee (Thermoplastic polyester co-polymer)
With an extended performance life, this engineering thermoplastic has a high modulus and is especially suited as a hinge material in co-extruded applications.
The above list is intended only as a guide to polymers we currently process. New and modified grades are constantly being reviewed and introduced.