Hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

Tuftec™, S.O.E.™

Various properties can be enhanced by adding Tuftec™ and S.O.E.™ to the compounds designed for different types of molding.

These are additives suitable for improving key properties such as flexibility, abrasion resistance, soft-touch feeling, etc., which are required for automotive interior parts.

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Hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

Tuftec™, S.O.E.™

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QI would like to know the grades and lineup of Tuftec™ as well as S.O.E.™.

A Please contact us using the inquiry form in our website “AKelastomer.com”.

QCan you provide Tuftec™ in the form of compounds?

A No, as we are not a compounder, our products are SEBS neat polymers.

As modifiers for resins and elastomer compounds, Tuftec™ and S.O.E.™ can help to achieve the weight reduction and property enhancement of automotive parts.

As modifiers for resins and elastomer compounds, Tuftec™ and S.O.E.™ can help to achieve the weight reduction and property enhancement of automotive parts.

Feature01

Low-temperature impact resistance

Tuftec™ and S.O.E.™ can provide excellent low-temperature impact resistance for olefinic resins and engineering plastics; therefore they can contribute to the prevention of cracks in automotive parts.

Feature02

Soft-touch feel and abrasion resistance

Tuftec™ and S.O.E.™ can provide nice, soft-touch feeling and excellent abrasion resistance to elastomer compounds for automotive interior skins.

Feature03

High vibration-damping properties

Tuftec™ and S.O.E.™ can provide various automotive parts with high vibration-damping properties, which are essential to realize a comfortable vehicle interior space.

Usage example01

Utilizing S.O.E.™ for automotive interior skins

Automotive interior skins are required to have specific properties such as soft- touch feeling, abrasion resistance, and damping properties. Adding S.O.E.™ to elastomer compounds helps to attain those required properties.

Compared with PVC and TPO, S.O.E.™ provides soft-touch feeling and excellent abrasion resistance, which helps to maintain the texture and grain of automotive interior skin for a long period of time.

Compared with conventional thermoplastic elastomers (Tuftec™), S.O.E.™ provides excellent vibration-damping properties, quickly suppressing vibration and contributing to the realization of a comfortable vehicle interior space.

Usage example02

Utilizing Tuftec™ for engineering plastics

Adding Tuftec™ to PA or PPS improves its properties such as impact resistance, flexibility and elongation; therefore Tuftec™ expands the possibility of using these materials for more diverse automotive parts.

Usage example03

Utilizing Tuftec™ for olefinic resin components

Tuftec™ contributes to the improvement of elongation and flexibility of PP compounds especially at low temperatures, resulting in a reduction of cracks and damages to the PP-based automotive parts.

PP compounds are used for various automotive parts. However, since their brittleness temperature is high, breakage in low temperature environments is often a problem. As its glass-transition temperature (Tg) is in the below-zero temperature range and also it has good compatibility with PP, Tuftec™ is effective in preventing cracks in PP-based automotive parts at low temperatures.

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