Elastomer 101

Sports and Fitness Tubing

Rubber, Set, Go: The Material Behind Our Sports & Fitness Goals   Busy working on your New Year’s Resolutions? At KEP we always have a few in the works...like continuously improving our customer experience, implementing new lean initiatives and...

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Santoprene Offers the Performance Industries Demand

Santoprene Offers the Performance Industries Demand Santoprene is part of the thermoplastic elastomer grouping of polymers but shares more characteristics with vulcanized rubber, or thermoplastic vulcanizates. Santoprene, sometimes called Santoprene TPV...

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TPU Meets the Manufacturing Challenges of a Fast-Changing World

TPU Meets the Challenge To meet the manufacturing challenges of a fast-changing world, thermoplastic polyurethane offers outstanding versatility that makes it an excellent material and extremely popular across a range of industries and applications. TPU is a versatile...

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The Evolution and Benefits of Neoprene

What is Neoprene? Neoprene (polychloroprene) is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. From versatile dip-molding uses to great durability for outdoor products, neoprene offers excellent resistance and...

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The Rise in Popularity of Thermoplastic Elastomers

We’ve already discussed the properties of thermoplastic elastomers and advantages of using it as an alternative – but when did TPE materials rise to popularity, and what are some ways it’s being used?   The Evolution of TPEs The history of thermoplastic...

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KEP Free-Band® Tourniquets Replace Latex Tourniquets

Made of non-latex material that is safe for latex sensitivities, our Free-Band® Tourniquets are the perfect replacement for latex tourniquets. Our proprietary blend of soft thermoplastics is a reliable and highly durable material – great for use in doctor...

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Dip Molding Medical Device Products

To mold products with emulsions of liquid rubber, it is necessary to complete a series of process steps to ensure proper formation, vulcanization, and finish treatment to meet the customer’s needs in the final application. We ensure dip molding rubber...

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Rubber, Natural Rubber, or Natural Rubber Latex?

Every day we’re surrounded by products composed of rubber, natural rubber, and natural rubber latex. In fact, these compounds are so common that, at first glance, you may not know exactly what they are. Let's take a moment to talk about what nuances make...

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