What is thermoplastic polyester elastomer?
Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomers, or TPE, combine the properties of high performance elastomers and flexible polymers. Sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, these are high strength materials know for their ability to take repeated flex cycles and their resistance to many chemicals and oils.
What is polyester elastomer?
Polyester elastomers are soft, biodegradable and biocompatible and are commonly used in various biomedical applications, especially in tissue engineering.
Can elastomers be recycled?
Thermoplastic Elastomers Because they can be melted, they are recyclable.
Are thermoplastic elastomers safe?
TPEs process easily, have excellent mechanical properties and elasticity, and possess strong haptics. Their inherent low toxicity and compliance to medical and food contact regulations make TPEs a safe choice for specifying materials for use.
What is thermoplastic elastomer made of?
Elastomers and Rubbers Polyolefin thermoplastic elastomer (TPO) materials are defined as compounds (mixtures) of various polyolefin polymers, semicrystalline thermoplastics, and amorphous elastomers. Most TPOs are composed of polypropylene and a copolymer of ethylene and propylene called ethylene–propylene rubber.
What is Hytrel used for?
Hytrel® enables the design and economical manufacture of solutions combining the features of high-performance elastomers and flexible plastic materials. In addition to injected parts, Hytrel® applications include extruded films and filaments, foams and more.
Is Hytrel chemical resistant?
Superior chemical resistance in the flexible polymer family with Hytrel® As a versatile copolyester, Hytrel® combines resilience and chemical resistance with strength and durability across a wide temperature range.
Are elastomers biodegradable?
Elastomers biodegradation process Biodegradable thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are eco-friendly foam materials: they are versatile compounds as they replace rubbers and PVC during the manufacturing process. TPEs are biodegradable, recyclable and hypoallergenic.
Is thermoplastic elastomer sustainable?
Our thermoplastic elastomers are eco-friendly because they are made out of non-toxic recyclable plastics. TPE materials can often be recycled by molding or extruding. TPEs also consume less energy during production, which is another reduction to our environmental footprint.
Is polypropylene a thermoplastic elastomer?
TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) is a fatigue resistant sheet which is a combination of rubber and polypropylene. Because of its rubber content, TPE is more heat resistant requiring heating to a higher temperature than polypropylene for thermoforming.
Is polycarbonate a thermoplastic elastomer?
All-Polycarbonate Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Triblock Copolymers Derived from Triethylborane-Mediated Sequential Copolymerization of CO2 with Various Epoxides.