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Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

Thermoplastic Elastomers

TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) have the properties and performance of rubber, but are processed like plastic. TPEs are flexible materials that can be repeatedly stretched to at least twice their original length at room temperature and return to the approximate length of the original shape upon stress release. Timco currently supplies Santoprene™ and Kraton® brand TPEs.

Properties

  • Dense rubber
  • Slip resistance
  • Excellent weather resistance
  • Shock absorption
  • Outstanding ozone resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Soft texture
  • Benefit of being co-extruded
  • UL and NSF approval with certain TPE grades

Advantages

  • Simplified processing - no mixing or vulcanization involved
  • Lower part costs through lower density and thinner wall sections
  • TPEs are colorable
  • Recyclable scraps and parts
  • Long-lasting

Markets utilizing these materials

  • HVAC
  • Appliances
  • Automotive

Interested in Thermoplastic Elastomers?

Call us at 1-800-969-6242 or request a quote today. Our team of experts is available to help answer any questions you have along the way.

Not sure which material you need for your custom rubber product?

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