TPE Resin

TPE Resin Properties & Uses

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Please Note: PMC does not sell the material listed below.  We only use the material list to inform visitors that we are experienced in processing  these materials for many fine products.

MaterialTPE
Chemical NameThermoplastic Elastomer
StructureAmorphous
OpacityTranslucent to Opaque
StrengthFlexible
Specific Gravity0.8 – 1.206
Shrinkage0.45% to 2.4%
Melting Point340° F – 430° F
 Deflection Temperature105° F – 275° F
Service Temperature140° F

Applications

TPE is used in a broad range of applications, including:

  • Gaskets
  • Flexible Grips
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Toys
AdvantagesTPE has both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. It’s easy to use in manufacturing, especially injection molding.
Disadvantages

Some limitations of TPE include:

  • Temperature Sensitivity
  • Durability/Toughness
  • Comparatively High Cost