Dryflex Green

Dryflex Green

TPE from renewable resources.
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Biobased TPE

Dryflex Green is a family of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds containing raw materials from renewable resources such as plant and vegetable crops. So far we have developed several series with amounts of renewable content to over 90% (ASTM D 6866) with hardnesses from 15 Shore A to 60 Shore D.
Dryflex Green TPEs - Soft Plastics From Plants

How we're making plastics from plants

We’re part of a movement that’s re-thinking how we design, make, re-use and recycle plastic materials and products. As most conventional plastics are derived from oil, a diminishing resource, we’re offering a more sustainable approach. Dryflex Green TPEs are extremely versatile. With our compounding wizardry we can make them soft and grippy or silky-smooth, we can customise colour, flexibility and hardness.

Dryflex Green TPE - Soft Plastics from Plants

Why use biobased Plastics?

Plastics are predominantly a by-product of oil, a diminishing resource. We are therefore seeing increasing demands to look at how we can work with biobased, renewable materials and bring new opportunities for sustainability.

Utilising raw materials that are derived from renewable vegetable crops, that are responsibly grown, can contribute to an improved LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), which measures the environmental impact of all stages a product’s life from cradle to grave.

Crops for industrial use can be grown in poor soil which is unsuited to food crops, potentially avoiding food crop displacement.

Key Properties​

Dryflex Green TPE compounds display mechanical and physical properties comparable to TPE from fossil based raw materials.
  • Percentage and type of renewable content (to over 90% ASTM D 6866-12)
  • Hardness (15 Shore A to 60 Shore D)
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Drop-in solution
  • No predrying
  • Adhesion to polymers, such as PE, PP, ABS, PC/ABS, PET etc
  • Colour
  • Filled or unfilled compounds
  • Good mechanical behaviour such as flexibility and tensile properties
  • Surface finish and haptics
  • UV and heat stability
  • Recyclable
Wildo Cup made from Dryflex Green TPE

Applications

Dryflex Green TPE compounds can be used in many applications that currently use conventional TPEs, such as soft-touch grips and handles, sealing and closures, automotive, consumer goods, sports equipment, toys and infant care.

Processing

Dryflex Green TPE compounds can be processed using conventional thermoplastic fabricating methods, including injection moulding and extrusion.

Our Dryflex Green experts

The Green Team

The Green Team

green@hexpolTPE.com

Downloads

You can also visit our Downloads page for more brochures and information.

Dryflex Green Product Guide

TPE Processing Guide

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