Thermoplastic Elastomers - TPE 2006
Venue: Marriott Hotel, Munich
|Event Date/Time: Nov 08, 2006||End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2006|
|Registration Date: Nov 08, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 08, 2006|
|Paper Submission Date: May 08, 2006|
Thermoplastic elastomers are growing in importance. The Freedonia Group forecasts that demand for TPEs will expand 6.4% a year to 2.15 million tons in 2006. This important fast-growing area offers significant business opportunities, ready for commercial exploitation.
Automotive and medical applications of TPEs are increasing. They now comprise around 20% of the elastomeric gasket market in the USA, and are found in footwear, personal care products, packaging and sports applications, among others.
Overmoulding is a key use of TPEs and there are developments in materials and processing techniques to facilitate the simultaneous moulding process. TPEs can enhance appearance and feel compared to conventional rubbers.
This conference looks at the latest TPE materials, performance, processing and applications.