At K2016 the HEXPOL TPE group, which brings together the ELASTO and Müller Kunststoffe businesses, will showcase their recently launched range of biobased Thermoplastic Elastomers, Dryflex Green at their stand in Hall 8a – H18.
Dryflex Green is a family of biobased thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds. A range of options has been developed containing raw materials from renewable resources that have been responsibly grown. Raw materials can be produced from various renewable sources, these include products and by-products from agricultural that are rich in carbohydrates, especially saccharides such as grain, sugar beet, sugar cane, etc. The biobased content could derive from different raw materials such as polymers, fillers, plasticizers or additives.
The Dryflex Green family includes compounds with amounts of renewable content up to 90% (ASTM D 6866-12) and hardness from 30 Shore A to 50 Shore D. Dryflex Green TPE compounds can be used in many applications that currently use conventional TPEs, such as soft-touch grips and handles, sealing and closures for packaging, sports equipment, toys and infant care and soft-touch areas for packaging.