TPE Resin

TPE Resin Properties & Uses

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Material TPE
Chemical Name Thermoplastic Elastomer
Structure Amorphous
Opacity Translucent to Opaque
Strength Flexible
Specific Gravity 0.8 – 1.206
Shrinkage 0.45% to 2.4%
Melting Point 340° F – 430° F
 Deflection Temperature 105° F – 275° F
Service Temperature 140° F

Applications

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

  • Gaskets
  • Flexible Grips
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Toys
Advantages TPE 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

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