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Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are versatile plastics that are perfect for sealing, coextrusions, and other solutions. Timco Rubber designs and provides custom flexible and rigid TPE parts for companies in need of quality products for their applications.

TPE: A Soft, Flexible Rubber Parts Material

While TPE has the properties and performance of rubber, it’s actually processed like plastic and recyclable. Because of its elastomeric component, TPEs are soft and 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.

新皇冠体育网TPEs have a soft touch that is appealing and beneficial for many markets and consumer goods. Soft TPE can be easily molded or extruded onto hard thermoplastic materials, making it great for soft touch grips on products. TPEs are also perfect for sealing rings and bottle cap liners. Other types of TPE can be used for automotive parts, wire and cable insulation, HVACs, and home appliances



TPE Properties

  • Common Name: Thermoplastic Elastomers or Thermoplastic Rubber
  • Temperature Range
    • Low Temperature Usage: -30 F
    • High Temperature Usage: Up to: 250 F
  • Tensile Strength
    • Tensile Range: 500-2500 P.S.I.
    • Elongation: 600% Maximum
  • Durometer (Hardness) – 50-80 Shore A
  • Resistances
    • Aging Weather - Excellent
    • Abrasion Resistance: Good
    • Tear Resistance: Good
    • Solvent Resistance: Good
    • Oil Resistance: Fair
    • Ozone Resistance: Excellent
  • General Characteristics
    • Adhesion to Metals: Excellent
    • Solvent Resistance: Good
    • Compression Set: Fair


TPE Applications

  • HVAC
  • Home appliances
  • Automotive
  • Oil and gas
  • Mining
  • Marine
  • Medical


TPE Benefits and Advantages

  • A natural solution for coextruded parts
  • Available in both rigid and flexible options
  • Parts are colorable
  • Able to be scrapped and recycled
  • Long lifespan
  • Provides both slip resistance and shock absorption
  • Extreme flexibility in comparison to standard solutions
  • UL and NSF approved ingredient options available with certain TPE grades

Interested in Thermoplastic Elastomers?

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