Thermo­plastic elasto­mers

This group of materials combines the most important properties of thermoplastics and elastomers: Thermoplastic elastomers, or TPEs for short, behave flexibly like rubber as required, but can also be moulded by melting them down. They are therefore suitable for a wide range of applications in very different industries.

  • Pliable and elastic at room temperature so that they return to their original shape after stretching
  • Unlike vulcanised elastomers, injection moulding, extrusion or comparable processing methods replace the vulcanisation process for TPEs
  • Temperature resistance depends on the individual composition, so TPEs can be used in a wide range of temperatures
  • Resistance varies depending on type and composition


Thermoplastic polyester elastomer
TPE-E combines a variety of properties such as high resistance to many liquid media and high temperatures, and is tough and flexible.


LG Chem Ltd.


Thermoplastic styrene elastomer
TPE-S has good resistance to water, dilute acids and alkalis. It is also UV and ozone resistant.


Taro Plast S.P.A.


Thermoplastic polyurethane
TPE-U has excellent mechanical properties as well as good oil and grease resistance and is highly transparent.


Dongsung Chemical Co. Ltd.


Dongsung Chemical Co. Ltd.


Dongsung Chemical Co. Ltd.


Thermoplastic elastomer fully cross-linked
In addition to high temperature resistance, TPE-V offers good resistance to weathering and many chemicals.


Kumho Polychem Co. Ltd.


Taro Plast S.P.A.