Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) is a polymer which consists of the processing properties of thermoplastics and the performance properties of elastomers. Without the need of curing or vulcanization during processing, they can be processed with traditional thermoplastics methods like extrusion and injection molding. High elastic properties of TPEs come from the nature of their molecular structure.
TPEs are one of the most versatile plastics on the plastic market because of its design flexibility and reduced cost. There are several kinds of TPE, such as EVA, POE, SEBS, TPEE, TPU, etc. They are used in various end-user markets, including consumer goods, footwear & sporting goods, electronics, automotive, medical equipment, automotive, and much more.