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Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

TPE Material Properties and Applications

Thermoplastic Elastomers, or TPE are engineering polymers that combine the performance and flexibility of rubber with the strength and processability of plastic. TPEs can be stretched at various elongations and return close to their original state. Additional properties include strong shock absorption, excellent weather resistance, slip resistance and great ozone resistance. This nonhygroscopic, opaque, semicrystalline elastomeric can be used in injection molding, blow molding and extrusion.

Characteristics and Properties
  • Outstanding thermal properties
  • Strong and durable
  • Soft texture
  • Good stability across range of temperatures
  • Potential to be recyclable
  • Good colorability
  • Requires little to no compounding
 
Popular Applications
  • Seals and gaskets
  • Flexible grips
  • Expansion joints and gaskets
  • Seals
  • Baby spoons
  • Medical device materials
  • Cable insulation and jacketing
 

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As a business partner, no distribution company goes further to help customers find the right products, optimize their supply chain, or solve material and technical challenges. From the products we represent to the resources and support we provide, our team is invested in taking your business to the next level. At Nexeo Plastics, you can expect more.

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