Choosing Elastomers for Sheeting and Film Applications
When a sheeting or film application calls for a non-NR material that behaves similarly, TPE is the optimal substrate. TPE can be formulated to closely mimic the properties of NR, such as high elongation and good compression set properties. It is also the best material when tear resistance or weatherability is a concern. Because it doesn’t cause NR latex protein allergic reactions, TPE sheeting and films are increasingly being used in bandages and medical equipment. A good example of TPE coexisting with NR is TheraBand® physical therapy and exercise bands. These bands need to stretch and recover multiple times without tearing or ripping apart.
Learn more about: Hygenic® HYPERFORM® Elastomeric Sheeting and Film
When choosing the proper elastomer for your application, there are many material property factors to consider. Here are some other key specifications for our thin-yet-resilient sheeting and film:
Some applications call for a custom formulation that alters material properties for a specific application. Others might just need a custom color or printing. Literally and figuratively, our elastomers are flexible enough for any application. For this reason, we try to work with all of our customers early in their design process to help them choose the proper material for their application.
If you want to learn more about the various Hygenic materials or to find one that works for your application, feel free to contact us.