what is Thermoplastic Elastomer

- Oct 13, 2018-

TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) is a kind of thermoplastic elastomer material with high strength, high resilience, injection processing characteristics, a wide range of applications, environmental protection, non-toxic and safe, with excellent coloring.image.png

Soft touch, weather ability, fatigue resistance and heat resistance, superior processing performance, no need for vulcanization, can be recycled to reduce costs, both can be secondary injection molding, with PP, PE, PC, PS, ABS and other matrix materials coated adhesion, can also be formed separately.

Advantage:

1.It can be machined by a general thermoplastic molding machine,don't need special processing equipment.

2.Production efficiency has been greatly improved. It can be directly vulcanized by rubber injection molding machine, and the time is shortened from 20 minutes to less than 1 minute. Because the vulcanization time is very short, it can be directly vulcanized by extruder, and the production efficiency is greatly improved.

3.It is easy to recycle and reduce costs. Wastes produced in the production process  and eventual waste products can be directly recycled; used TPE waste products can be simply recycled, reducing environmental pollution, and expanding the source of renewable resources.

4.Energy saving. Most of the thermoplastic elastomers do not need vulcanization or vulcanization for a short time, which can effectively save energy. Take the production of high pressure hose as an example: rubber is 188MJ/kg and TPE is 144MJ/kg, which can save more than 25% energy.

5.Its application is more extensive. Because TPE has both advantages of rubber and plastics, it has opened up a new application field for rubber industry.