StarBond XL is the name of a new series of TPEs introduced by US custom compounder Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers. The products are said to offer outstanding bond strength for a variety of engineering thermoplastics such as polycarbonate (PC), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and PC/ABS alloys as well as superior tensile properties, elongation and tear properties compared to several leading competitors, while offering outstanding bond strength and flow characteristics.
The series has an initial offering of hardness 60 Shore A through 80 Shore A. The gardes come in natural and black colours and are available both in filled and unfilled forms. Potential applications include markets such as consumer, medical, sporting goods, and transportation.
„We are very proud to announce StarBond XL series, which showcase our innovation,“ says Tom Dieschbourg, owner and CEO of Star Thermoplastics. He adds that this is just the beginning of a series of innovations the company is working on at its state-of-the-art Research & Development Center at our Corporate Headquarters in Broadview, Illinois, USA.