Thermoplastic elastomer

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are a class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which, above its melt temperature, exhibits a thermoplastic character that enables it to be shaped into a fabricated article and which, within it’s designed temperature range, possesses elastomeric behaviour without cross-linking during fabrication.

This process is reversible, and the products can be reprocessed and remolded.

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