RAPLAN™ are SBS (styrene butylene styrene) elastomer-based thermoplastic compounds. The elastomer phase provides the elastic property and the softness characteristic of rubber to the compounds. The use of specific additives improves RAPLAN™ materials' features to substitute PVC in halogen-free products.
In addition, RAPLAN™ offers a wide melt flow range and is available as compact and expanded grades. RAPLAN™ is resistant to abrasion and low temperatures, and it is suitable for matt, shiny, and transparent surface applications in all common markets.
Main technical characteristics of RAPLAN™ TPS-SBS Compounds are:
Ideal for overmolding on polystyrene, such as Trinseo’s STYRON™ Polystyrene, RAPLAN™ is also suitable for injection molding, footwear applications, and extrusion. Contact our team for more information.