Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Thermoplastic elastomers provide a combination of good process in plastics and mechanical properties of elastomers, which are important for component designers. These materials consist of thermoplastic end blocks and elastic middle blocks. Therefore, according to their structure and behavior, these materials belong to a class that is between plastics (thermoplastics) and rubber (elastomers) and gradually become a class of materials.

Thermoplastic elastomers, in addition to improving the performance of parts with the possibility of achieving a wide range of properties, provide many economic benefits to material processors. Also, TPEs meet a number of technical requirements only available with elastomers. TPEs behave like plastic when heated and resilient when cooled.

In elastomers, this behavior is related to the presence of chemical crosslinks. In TPE, on the other hand, this phenomenon is the result of physical bands in which any change in behavior caused by heat will be reversible.

Application:

This product can be used in a variety of manners and styles where flexibility is required. Those areas which highly apply this product include automobile industry (especially strips in different parts such as  doors, trunk lid, under the engine door, internal intakes, external intakes, sealing around the windshield of side doors, sealing around the front and rear windows, caps, bumpers and all kinds of packages), electronics industry, home appliances, industrial seals and sealants, sports equipment, medical supplies, food and beverage packaging industries.

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