|Usage||for industrial use, autoparts, seals , gaskit |
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are a class ofcopolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which consist of materialswith both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties.
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) - TPEs are a family of polymers that can be repeatedly stretched without permanently deforming the shape of the part. Unlike rubber-like elastomers, they do not require curing or vulcanization, as they are true thermoplastics. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) may be processed by conventional thermoplastic techniques such as injection molding, extrusion and blow molding. Thermoplastic elastomers have replaced rubber in many applications, most importantly the automotive industry. Thereare six main thermoplastic elastomer groups found commercially; styrenic block copolymers, polyolefin blends (TPOs), elastomeric alloys, thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), thermoplastic copolyesters and thermoplastic polyamides. The first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) became available in 1959 and since this time a plethora of new variations of such material has become available. Features:-
Good Process ability, Good Colourability , Chemical Resistant, Good Adhesion , UV Resistant Recyclable Material, Weather Resistant , Soft , Halogen Free , Ozone Resistant 3 ,More...
Automotive Applications, Seals,Over moulding. Flexible Grips, Gaskets , Consumer Applications , Toys, General Purpose , Handles , Sporting Goods, More..
|Physical||Nominal Value||Unit||Test Method|
|--||0.929 to 0.947||ASTM D792|
|73°F||0.927 to 0.944||g/cm³||ISO 1183|
|Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (190°C/2.16 kg)||1.9 to 9.2||g/10 min||ASTM D1238, ISO 1133|
|Mechanical||Nominal Value||Unit||Test Method|
|Shear Strength (73°F)||1080 to 2660||psi||ASTM D732|
|Peak Melting Temperature||194 to 208||°F||ASTM D3418, ISO 3146|