The fascinating world of thermoplastic elastomers
On 8 November 2019, Centexbel-VKC organised the introductory training course "Thermoplastic Elastomers" (TPE) as part of the Interreg project "Elasto-Plast".
Isabel De Schrijver presented the Interreg programme, the "Elasto-Plast" project and the project partners and their competences.
Afterwards, Stijn Corneillie elaborated the different TPEs, their sub-categories and possible transformation techniques.
Following an overview of the general composition and history of TPEs, Stijn developed the composition and properties of the different types and sub-categories of TPEs. In each instance he presented the most important producers and possible applications.
After a short break he discussed several processing techniques with the help of examples. Then he presented the trends in the industry.
The training was closed with a question and answer session.