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Thermoplastic Elastomers, or TPEs, is an exceptional basic starting material, combining the properties of a thermoplastic with those of rubber. The tough, ’soft-touch’ properties of TPE’s can considerably increase the user-friendliness and comfortable appearance of a product.
Key benefits of TPEs for elastomeric applications include:
Soft, flexible feel, Excellent elasticity, Low extractables, FDA compliance, Sterilizable (gamma, e-Beam, EtO, autoclave), Select USP VI certified grades available, Latex and PVC-free, Adhesion to a wide range of plastics, Easy and consistent colorability, Recyclable
Sheet and film:
Thickness starts from 0.1 mm to 4 mm, width from 15 mm to 1,900 mm.