• TPE has higher elongation in normal temperature, and plasticization in high temperature, and yet these are reversible because these change cause without crosslinking reaction.
  • TPE is alloy of two types contents; one is soft-segment that has Elastomer elongation in its numerator structure, and the other is hard segment to restrict molecular to avoid plastic deformation.
  • This hard segment plasticizes by heating to be easier to molding and cured by cooling, so it is recyclable.

Type of TPEs

Type of TPE Abbreviation Name Detail Classification Process Hard-Segment Soft-Segment
Styrene based TPS SBS Co-polymerization (Co-poly) PS Polybutadiene
SEBS Co-poly PS Hydro generated Polybutadiene
SEPS Co-poly PS Hydro generated Polybutadiene
Olefin based TPO TPO Blending PP EPR (Not cross-linked)
TPV Blending PP EPDM (Cross-linked)
R-TPO Co-poly PP PE, EPR (Co-poly)
Urethane based TPU Co-poly PU Polyether / Polyester
Polyester based TPEE Co-poly PET Polyether
PVC based TPVC Polymerization PVC PVC