PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers
Specialty TPE Compounds
PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers is a global leader in high-performance, custom-formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). For over 30 years, TPE solutions from GLS have given thousands of packaging, consumer, healthcare and industrial products the touch of success.
GLS TPEs provide solutions to challenges in several packaging applications.
TPE compounds for fatty food contact applications
GLS has recently developed several Versaflex™ TPE grades that meet both US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements under 21 CFR 177.2600 and European Union (EU) requirements under the 82/711/EEC directive. By selecting these high-performance GLS materials, which have passed stringent extraction tests, manufacturers can accelerate final product compliance and improve consumer safety.
TPEs for caps and closures
GLS TPEs are an ideal solution for both the inside and outside of cap applications. For inside the cap / closure, GLS TPEs provide enhanced gasketing and slip properties, meeting exceptional seal performance requirements while maintaining easy-open characteristics.
Outside the cap, the ability to design a molded-in grip makes it easy to produce senior-friendly closures. From isotonic beverages to wine and spirits, GLS can provide solutions to your most demanding cap and closure programs.
TPE compounds for blow-molding
GLS TPEs can enhance the interaction between package and consumer in coextruded blow-molding. This first-of-its-kind innovation allows designers to add the tactile feel and aesthetics of TPEs to HDPE containers and packaging while keeping costs down and supporting environmental goals. GLS and Kautex Machines, a leader in extrusion blow-molding equipment, have jointly developed a solution for co-extruding an ultra-thin outer layer of translucent, customized Dynalloy™ TPE on to recycled or virgin HDPE resin.
TPEs for dispensing valves
Providing a thermoplastic solution to a market whose needs are traditionally met by thermosets, PolyOne GLS can provide an economical and recyclable solution that’s available globally. The ability to modify and adjust the tactile feel of the material enables designers to dial in the force required to open / close dispensing valves consistently through the life of the final product.
Extrudable and injection moldable tubing / films
From medical to beverage to industry, PolyOne GLS provides limitless extrudable and injection moldable solutions for unique and innovative end-uses.