New Line of Thermoplastic Elastomers Announced

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Primex Color, Compounding & Additives has released a new line of general purpose thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

Faraprene H300 elastomers can be custom-compounded to meet specific needs and come in a range of hardness from 25 to 95 Shore A.

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has announced a new line of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for general molding use.

The Faraprene™ H300 series of elastomers is intended for general use in a wide variety of injection molded products and adheres well to polyolefin (i.e. PE, PP) substrates. “Faraprene adds soft touch and grip to many household, industrial and OEM products,” says Technical Director Anthony Montalvo. “It’s a lightweight and durable product that can be custom-compounded to meet specific needs such as color and UV resistance and comes in a range of hardness from 25 to 95 Shore A.”

According to Product Manager Lee Pfaffle, PCC&A has produced TPEs for over 25 years. “This new line is formulated for general use while our other Faraprene lines have very specific characteristics such as high temperature resistance, high abrasion resistance and high strength for more demanding applications. We offer a wide range of TPE grades to meet critical performance requirements.”

Faraprene™ H300 Features:
General purpose use
Appropriate for injection molding applications
UV resistant grades available
Soft, flexible feel
Excellent grip characteristics
Adhesion to PP, PE substrates
Drying not required
Hardness 25-95 Shore A
Easily colorable

PCC&A works with customers during product development and throughout the production cycle to enhance outcomes. As part of the Primex Plastics “One Company”, along with Primex Design & Fabrication, Primex Color offers technical development at the John J. Farber Technology and Innovation Center, centralized quality control, faster delivery from 6 distribution centers and a single point of contact for the entire process. These resources enhance the ability to identify customer challenges and offer the best solutions.

About Primex Color, Compounding & Additives
Originally founded in New York in 1957 as Frank V. O’Neil Color, PCC&A, a division of Primex Plastics Corporation, operates lines in Garfield, New Jersey and Jasper, Tennessee, producing color concentrates, additive masterbatches and specialty compounds. They include high performance custom materials such as TPE/TPO/TPV elastomers, flame retardant olefins and styrenics, anti-stats, ESDs and fully conductive compounds, and structural and wear resistant formulations for injection, extrusion, blow molding and rotational molding applications. For more information, contact Lee Pfaffle at (423) 327-2876 or visit


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