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Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

TPU Material Properties and Applications

Thermoplastic Polyurethane, or TPU is the most versatile of the thermoplastic elastomers. They are a class of polyurethane plastics known for its high elasticity, transparency resistance to oil, grease and abrasion, as well as overall low-temperature performance. TPU is tougher than rubber and maintains good stability in tension and compression. It provides excellent mechanical properties, cut/tear and abrasion resistance and good chemical resistance. TPU is hygroscopic, transparent, amorphous and can be used in injection molding and extrusion.

Characteristics and Properties
  • High elasticity
  • Low-temperature performance
  • Superior abrasion and cut resistance
  • Excellent range of hardness
  • Tear strength
  • Hydrocarbon resistance
  • Good transparency
Popular Applications
  • Automotive instrument panels
  • Power tools
  • Lawn and garden tools
  • Inflatable rafts
  • Medical tubing
  • Shoe soles
  • Ski tips
  • Golf discs
  • Extruded films and sheets
  • 3D printing filament

Your reliable TPU resin distributor

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.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

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