injection molding of thermoplastic elastomers or thermo-elastic plastics

Our company has experience with injection molding of thermo-elastic plastics.

We have made TPE parts for medical use.; See the movie hereunder.

Other Applications of thermoplastic elastomers
Profiles, gaskets, medical components, bellows, grip surfaces, shoe soles, conveyor belts, membranes, o-rings, vibration dampers, ski boots, running wheels, tires (internal transport)

ThermoPlastic Elastomer

Collective name for a group of thermoplastic polymer blends of a ‘hard’ polymer with elastomer particles. Depending on the polymer used in the blend, a TPE is further distinguished from Polyamide-TPE (TPA), Copolyester-TPE (TPC), Olefin-TPE (TPO), Styrene-TPE (TPS), Urethane-TPE (TPU), TPE. with a cross-linked rubber (TPV) and special TPEs (TPZ)

Specific properties 
Density:

0.97 – 1.27 g / cm3 (depending on the type of TPE)

Mechanical properties:

Varying from very flexible and tough to relatively stiff and brittle. TPUs have an exceptionally high wear resistance.

Hardness:

Depending on the type of variable from approx. 25 shore A to approx. 80 shore D.

Thermal properties:

Depending on the type: can be used from -60 ° C to + 150 ° C.

Color / surface
TPEs are not transparent; well colored. Some versions do not allow bright colors.

 

 

Processing
Thermoplastic elastomeres are good injection moldable;
Most TPEs are easily glueable through solvent adhesives or 2-component adhesives; TPS types adhere well to PE, PP, PS, ABS, PA, PPE and PBT in so-called hard-soft combinations (multi-component injection molding)