Hytrel® RS thermoplastic elastomers bridge the gap between rubber and rigid plastics, and provide all the performance characteristics of traditional Hytrel®, with reduced environmental impact versus petroleum-based products. Containing between 20% and 60% renewably-sourced material, Hytrel® RS thermoplastic elastomers are made using renewably-sourced polyol derived from plant feedstocks.
Easily processed by conventional thermoplastic methods like injection molding, blow molding, calendaring, rotational molding, extrusion, and melt casting, Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomers have many applications. These include hoses and tubing for automotive and industrual uses, boots for CV joints, air bag doors, and energy dampers.
Hytrel® RS offers comparable performance to standard grades of Hytrel®. New grades of Hytrel® RS are being developed to provide the performance required for specific applications.