POLYPROPYLENE-BASED ELASTOMERS FOR RIGID TO SEMI-RIGID PARTS
Americhem’s Oleflex™ is a thermoplastic olefin elastomer (TPE-O) grade product that combines a hard-phase polypropylene blend with a soft-phase elastomers to achieve desired levels of rubber-like elasticity with good flexural fatigue.
Each offering is tailored with carefully selected product additives to meet our customers’ particular design specifications. As part of our family of performance compounds, these custom compounded materials provide injection molders and extruders with the ability to achieve high melt-flow rates for thin-wall and complex molding applications.
Oleflex™ functions well within a wide temperature range and is fully recyclable as in-process scrap or at the end of part life. You can count on Americhem as a flexible compound manufacturer to help you reach the optimum balance of performance and cost for rigid to semi-rigid parts.
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CUSTOM TPE-O FORMULATIONS THAT ASSURE
THE GREATEST IMPACT
Oleflex™ thermoplastic olefins offer unique haptics and excellent surface qualities that may be modified to include scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and UV resistance. Our material scientists have the technical expertise to design specific ratios of additives to provide the greatest impact while maintaining key physical properties, low weight and appropriate stiffness.
PROVEN COLOR SOLUTIONS YOU CAN TRUST
Americhem takes the worry out of complex color challenges, collaborating with our customers to consistently create custom TPE-O formulas that achieve exact color duplication with excellent dispersion – lot after lot. Like all of Americhem’s innovative materials, Oleflex™ employs proven color science technology that ensures brand harmony and color longevity.
OPENING DOORS TO BETTER PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE
With an increased demand for soft-touch products, especially in the automotive market, Oleflex™ provides an ideal solution for manufacturers that require good fluidity to make thin-wall parts for sub-assemblies. A prime example of this is two-shot door panels, where Olefex™ is overmolded on a rigid molded panel to form one seamless interior panel. Olefex™ TPE is also an excellent choice for industrial plugs where rubber toughness, flexibility and a sure grip are essential.
UNMATCHED PRODUCT SUPPORT
At Americhem, our goal as a semi-rigid plastics manufacturer is to make your vision a reality. We’ll partner with you to identify the best base resins and product additives while delivering an unparalleled combination of knowledge, expertise, speed, flexibility, competitive pricing and support to ensure your success. The next time you have a demanding application that requires rubber-like performance, let us demonstrate how we can help you gain a competitive advantage with ease.