Rapra Technology plans course on TPEs."Understanding thermoplastic elastomers," is the title of a short course to be held at Rapra Technology Ltd. in Shawbury, U.K., September 6-7, and again November 22-23.
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This course is designed to provide an understanding of the main types of thermoplastic elastomers available, and will give a comparison of chemical structure, manufacturers, grades, properties, compounding, processing and applications between each type of TPE.
Reference is made to the place of TPEs relative to vulcanized rubber and thermoplastics, and the future potential for these materials.
Enough basic polymer science will be included to understand these topics, and extensive use will be made of visual aids to assist participants.
As an additional benefit, the course will include reference notes and opportunities to network with colleagues throughout the supply chain.
This course is said to be of benefit to those involved in product design, engineering, quality, technical support and sales and marketing; material suppliers, processors and manufacturers of finished and semi-finished products/components; manufacturers considering TPEs as a replacement for vulcanized rubber; and anyone with an interest in TPEs wishing to gain a better understanding of the subject.
Course content will include an introduction to the course and discussion of the place of TPEs relative to vulcanized rubber and thermoplastics; basic polymer science relevant to understanding TPE structures, properties and processing; styrenic block copolymers, SBS See Small Business Server. , SIS, SEBS and functionalized SEBS; thermoplastic polyurethanes; copolyesters; olefinic rubber/ thermoplastic blends, EPR/PP and EPDM/PP (TPO (Twisted Pair Only) Refers to the use of twisted pair wire when other options are available. For example, a TPO suffix at the end of 3com Ethernet adapter model numbers indicates the card has only an RJ45 connector. ): TPE blends with a dynamically vulcanized vul·ca·nize
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Delegates will gain a better understanding of the main types of TPEs available and will be able to compare the chemical structure, grades, properties, compounding, processes and applications of each type of TPE, according to Rapra.
Barry Statham, an associate consultant, will act as the course tutor.
The course fee is 495 [pounds sterling] and includes lecture notes, lunch and refreshments.
Further information on this course is available from Gill Tunnicliffe, tel.: +44 (0) 1939 252408; fax: +44 (0) 1939 251118.