TPU – Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer

Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers exhibit excellent abrasion and wear resistance and high tensile and tear strengths. TPUs are tough, durable, easy to clean and well-suited to applications that demand the elasticity of rubber combined with high stability. In addition, the inherent translucency of these products makes it easy to color and that is an added benefit in many applications.

Applications: Automotive and Aerospace Applications, Medical and Optical purposes, Electrical Wire and Cable Coverings.

Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Impact Strength Max Temp. Chem. Resistance
6960-12,000 psi 260,000-340,000 psi .80-10.1 ft-lb/in notched izod 160°-250° F Fair to Good


  • Chemical Resistant
  • Low temp. flexibility
  • Abrasion and wear resistant
  • Easily Processed


  • Shorter shelf life
  • Lower Stiffness than similar PET
  • Drying required pre-processing
  • Narrow hardness range

Brand Names: Celanex, Valox, Ultradur.