Thermo Plastic Elastomer
- story by MaterialDistrict
Recycled TPE’s infused with natural rubber and bio polymers to speed up the process of degradation.
Further research and development is being focused towards expanding polymers that could be a direct alternative to conventional material’s.
EcoLattice is a sustainable and innovative option for the automotive Industry. It utilises recycled Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) based on natural rubber to create lightweight and shock-absorbent cellular cushions. Using the generative design and Al-driven customisation based on. the driver’s body scan enables mass customisation and significantly reduces fuel consumption. The eco-friendly lattice structures of the cushions degrade in certain conditions, providing superior shock absorption, durability, and protection against injury and damage. With the use of additive manufacturing and generative design, cushions are developed cost-effectively and efficiently, making them accessible to a broader range of individuals and businesses. It is a better alternative to non-renewable foam options and positively impacts the world.