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TPE : Thermoplastic Elastomers

TPE : Thermoplastic Elastomers

TPE’s are defined at S&E Specialty Polymers as vinyl based thermoplastic elastomers.

The compounds that fall under the TPE category combine the properties of TPO with the added flexibility, good low temperature characteristics, oil resistance and flame retardancy of PVC.

S&E Specialty Polymers’ flagship compounds offer a wide variety TPE grades that are tailored towards specific markets. Custom compounding is a large component of our business development as well.

S&E provides TPEs primarily for the wire & cable and footwear markets. In the wire & cable market, the low temperature (Brittle Point range of -50C to -53C) and flexibility (58A to 68A) properties are perfect for wind turbine applications while those same compounds work well in a robotic application because of their flexibility and oil resistance. For the footwear market, the PVC/Nitrile blends allow for excellent oil resistance, abrasion and slip resistance.

BrandIDData SheetApplicationPolymerDurometerSpecific GravityTensile, PSIElongation, %Oil Resistance
TufLite™GFE-1815
specialty polymers datasheet


Expandable PVC/Nitrile oil resistant footwear compound.
TPE60 A1.20 (±0.03)
1700
320%
Yes
TufFlex™GF-1831
specialty polymers datasheet


High grade oil resistant PVC/Nitrile soling material with excellent abrasion and slip resistant properties designed for work boot applications.
TPE50 A1.14
1230
NAYes
TufFlex™GF-3161PNU
specialty polymers datasheet


High performance oil, gasoline & chemical resistant boot upper compound.
TPE54 A1.27
1460
NAYes
TufFlex™GF-1815
specialty polymers datasheet


A flexible, PVC/Nitrile oil resistant compound suitable for footwear applications
TPE60 A1.201700
380%
Yes
TufFlex™GF-6107
specialty polymers datasheet


PVC/Nitrile alloy material designed for work book applications.
TPE58 A1.21
1800
NAYes
TufPrene™EXC-11-016 405 Blackspecialty polymers datasheet

A general purpose thermoplastic elastomer designed for wire and cable applications. 105°C
flexible, extrusion grade and injection moldable material with excellent low temperature
properties.
TPE76 A1.072500732%
TufPrene™EXC-12-00375A Naturalspecialty polymers datasheet

A thermoplastic elastomer designed for wire and cable applications. 125°C flexible, extrusion
grade material with excellent low temperature properties.
TPE75 (±3) A1.00 (±0.03)4909650%
TufFlex™GTPE-2203Gspecialty polymers datasheet

TPE63 (±3) A1.17 (±0.03)1,710350
TufGuard E™GTPE-2272-6500specialty polymers datasheet

A 105°C, UV and fungi resistant, flame retardant, TPE jacketing material with excellent low temperature properties. GTPE-2272-6500 is RoHS Compliant.TPE79 (±3) A1.33 (±0.03)1,800500
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