Flexible polymer compounds with low coefficient of friction plus scratch and mar resistance
Aurora Plastics offers thermoplastic elastomers based on SEBS and SBS polymers, high performance nitrile TPEs, TPOs, and CPE alloys as well as flexible PVC compounds. These compounds offer a variety of physical properties required for non-rigid applications, including arm rests for medical and other chairs that require scratch- and mar-resistance.
Aurora Plastics isn’t the only supplier of unique thermoplastic elastomers and flexible PVC compounds, but we separate ourselves from the competition as a custom compounder, driven by a continuous improvement mindset. Our goal is to provide the highest quality products and the best customer service in the industry. We work closely with you throughout the process to meet your specific needs, from determining the right formulation for the job, to assistance with colors and compound matching. Aurora Plastics strives to be our customers’ “first choice” in flexible materials.
AuroraFlex™ SEBS and SBS compounds utilize multiple TPE/TPR chemistries to impart high-performance properties for durability and easy processing. These materials have many of the same properties as vulcanized rubber, but can be molded and extruded using conventional thermoplastic process equipment. Thermoplastic processing provides advantages over vulcanized, thermoset rubbers, which are processed using a slower and more costly curing process. Most of our TPR formulations are 100% recyclable and are RoHS compliant.
As a cost-efficient alternative to our thermoplastic elastomers, we can provide AuroraFlex flexible PVC compounds that provide elastomeric performance. TPE options are available as low as 10A* up to 50D durometer hardness. Some of our TPEs are offered in clear, as well as oil free grades.
Our experts will work with you to create the right formulation, considering factors like clarity, color, UV resistance, durometer requirements, chemical resistance and the need to accommodate low temperature.
* NOTE: Durometer hardness is measured with a calibrated durometer using the Shore Type-A scale in a room of consistent temperature. The indenter is inserted for 15 seconds to determine if it passes the ASTM D2240-Durometer Hardness test for the desired durometer.