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Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc.
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It is the people that we work with everyday that make our business a success. We wanted to celebrate our team with their families for a very special company picnic. This was a great event filled with games, prizes, and lots of laughs. Read more on our blog to see how we celebrated. http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2017/09/19/company-picnic-2017/
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Part 3 of our plastic compounding series is up on the blog. Dive into why twin-screw extruders are the most popular option and what sets them apart from other extruders. http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2016/09/27/plastic-compounding-in-a-twin-screw-extruder-part-3/
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Manufacturers that have been using Kraton TPEs are reconsidering their material selection for products in all end markets. How has it affected your business?
http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2016/09/06/kraton-compounds-key-supplier-was-sold-now-what/
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Compounding is the method of preparing a plastics formulation by mixing or blending polymers to achieve a range of properties...But how does that happen? What machines and stages make up a compounding line? Read more->
http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2016/08/16/anatomy-compounding-line-part-2/
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Our next Designing with TPEs series video is ready. Dive into the world of Shore D hardness. Take a closer look at the where you can find Shore D material, the indentor tip, and some common items.
http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2016/08/02/hardness-shore-d-expanded/
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Our Designing with TPEs Series continues with an in-depth look at Shore OO and OOO Hardness. Check out the Video!!
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Join us this summer as we celebrate the summer in Chicago with this amazing list of this to do. Grab the calendar and start making plans for what activities you are going to cross of your summer bucket list.
http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2016/06/07/chicago-bucket-list/
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There are so many different plastic varieties used in products every day. We want to take you closer to the processing methods used to create thermoplastic elastomers or TPEs. Join us and learn why plastics are compounded and the value it brings to our process. 
http://www.starthermoplastics.com/2016/04/26/why-are-plastics-compounded/
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