The sealing and grip characteristics, combined with the ease of processing, make TPEs the best candidates for countless applications in household appliances. For this reason, they are already part of our lives and have established themselves as a great option to replace rubbers. Used in plastic jars, electric appliance buttons, tool handles, thermos bottles, among others, FCC's TPEs are versatile materials that can be processed in colors, besides being 100% recyclable.
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FCC appeared at the end of the 1960s, and began its history producing components for the footwear market. Its dedication to improving processes and developing new technologies brought success. Success brought the will to grow and innovate even more. Then FCC consolidated itself, expanded its portfolio, and became a reference. Today, it does not produce a single material that it produced in the beginning, demonstrating its ability to create, co-create, reinvent, and transform itself.
FCC pioneered the production of super rubberized TR compound in Brazil, being a reference of quality and excellence in the market. Flexible and elastic like rubber, the TR compound is a thermoplastic up to 40% lighter than vulcanized rubber, and is extremely versatile, being produced in several hardnesses. In addition, TR presents rubbery touch and easy processing and pigmentation, being widely used in soles of women's and men's casual and children's shoes, insoles and in other diverse applications such as toys, tools, pet items, among others.
TPE combines characteristics of flexibility and elasticity similar to rubber, and processability similar to thermoplastics, making it an ideal candidate to replace vulcanized rubber in many applications. TPE is widely used in sealing parts and in parts where grip is important. It is highly valued for applications in dynamic extruded, blown or injected parts that require flexibility andsoft touch. The high quality TPE produced by FCC meets ANVISA and FDA standards for contact with food, and the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia for contact with skin and mucous membranes, and is widely used in hygiene and health applications, home appliances, white goods, among others.