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In 2015, Aramco invested 1.2 billion euros ($1.37 billion) in a 50-50 venture with German group Lanxess AG that makes elastomers, used to make golf balls more bouncy and chewing gum softer.
The mat is latex-free and manufactured in an eco-friendly fashion; it’s made out of something called thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), which is essentially a blend of plastic and rubber.
The main difference between those bands and Nike-specific ones is perforation: both are made out of strong elastomer silicone, but the small holes in the Nike bands offer more ventilation during sweaty workouts.
The thermoplastic elastomer layer also enhances the feel through impact.
Stamps of PP (polypropylene), PPO (polyphenylene oxide) and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) indicate plastics that smear easily when ground or machine sanded.
Using the already commercially available gecko tape, Kizilkan attached the tape to a film of liquid crystalline elastomers—a substance made of polymer chains that elongate when exposed to ultraviolet light.
The company worked with Boston studio Nervous System to design the midsole, which is laser sintered from a TPU elastomer from 3-D Systems.
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Origin and Etymology of elastomer
elastic + -o- + -mer
First Known Use: circa 1939See Words from the same year
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