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TPE Compound Formulated for Bumper Extensions

Article-TPE Compound Formulated for Bumper Extensions

TPE Compound Formulated for Bumper Extensions

Teknor Apex Company's thermoplastic elastomer is specially formulated for bumper extensions or "spoiler lips," which are injection molded components that automotive manufacturers increasingly deploy to improve fuel economy. Installed underneath bumpers or along both sides, the extensions not only help lower the drag coefficient of the car and reduce wind noise during travel but also protect the bumpers from damage encountered when the car is parked near high pedestrian walkways or parking lot curbs. Sarlink K-156 elastomer provides the balance of stiffness and elasticity required to withstand the punishment of scraping against these structures. The high resistance exhibited by Sarlink K-156 upon prolonged exposure to water spray, road salt, UV and temperatures is as low as -40C.

TPE Compound Formulated for Bumper Extensions
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