TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are a combination of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which consist of both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties resulting in a product that is extremely easy to use in manufacturing a variety of products. TPEs require little or no compounding and no need to add reinforcing agents, stabilizers or cure systems.
Applications: Automotive Fluid Delivery Systems, Household appliances, Sporting goods, Electrical and Medical components.
|Tensile Strength||Flexural Modulus||Impact Strength||Max Temp.||Chem. Resistance|
|1,000-7,000 psi||5,000-800,000 psi||2.5-No Break ft-lb/in notched izod||200°-300° F||Fair to Good|
- Low compression and tension set
- Easily processed
- Fatigue resistance
- Good tear strength
- Flammable but flame retardant grades available
- Extensive heat aging causes severe change in mechanical properties
- High cost
Brand Names: CoolPoly, Dynaflex, Elastamax, Monprene, Versaflex.