Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) Material | Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

What is thermoplastic rubber material?

Thermoplastic elastic (TPR) is otherwise known as Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). TPEs are the group of rubber like material. That combines the characteristics of rubber with the recyclability and processing advantages of plastics.

The advantage of utilizing thermoplastic elastomers is the ability to stretch to moderate elongations and return to its near original shape creating a longer life and better physical range than different materials.

Thermoplastics, when warmed with the use of shear force, TPEs become free-streaming and when cooled recapture their unique structure and stability. Not at all like the chemical cross-linking which happens in thermoset rubbers, TPE includes absolutely actual cross-linking, which can be switched through the further utilization of heat, this makes it conceivable to re-utilize all production waste and end of life items can be effectively reprocessed.

It is this plan adaptability, superior, and simplicity of preparing that has prompted originators progressively going to TPEs as their material of decision. TPEs are utilized in an assortment of utilizations in the automotive, medical, construction, electrical, appliance, packaging and industrial markets – and new uses for TPEs are being developed all the time.

What is the use of thermoplastic rubber material in suspension?

As vehicle manufacturers focus on lessening carbon emissions, they are also looking to make the most ideal driving experience. The suspension framework is fundamental to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride – with reduced noise, vibration and harshness for the driver and travelers.

Our Thermoplastic materials have grades particularly intended to diminished vibration, noise and harshness in suspension parts, while conveying the strength and solidness needed for a dependable arrangement. Amount to half weight decrease over ordinary metals, and substantial cost savings on the processing side and our materials have substantiated themselves as the materials of decision for metal substitution in suspension system.

How TPE is so useful to fulfill your Automotive Requirement-

  • Thermoplastic rubber material holds its shape properly and firmly
  • It comes in various levels of flexibility
  • TPR allows to increase the flexibility by adding more rubber to the chemical makeup
  • It is already formulated in a manner so that the smell of the rubber is not noticeable
  • Thin and lightweight
  • It can also be coloured as per your choice
  • Offers good tear strength
  • Excellent abrasion resistant
  • Outstanding weather resistant
  • Good flexibility in low temperature
  • Has excellent electrical properties
  • Reusable and recyclable
  • Dimension stability
  • Non-migratory
New advances in thermoplastic rubber compound have developed the automotive industry quite significantly.

In automotive industry, thermoplastic rubber material (TPR) is mainly used in profiles, gaskets, lip-seals, pipes, tubing, co-extrusion automotive gasket, o-ring, bushings, bellows, floor mats, protective covers, automotive grips. As compared to other materials like PVC hoses, our TPR offers greater abrasion resistance and smoother interior assuring minimal friction loss and efficient airflow. Moreover, they are suitable for use in applications that involve low or high temperatures, chemicals, moisture, and outdoor use (UV exposure). TPRs combine the look, feel, and elasticity of thermoset rubber with the processability of plastic.

We also offer customized thermoplastic rubber material varieties as per the color and hardness of these materials.

Thermoplastic rubber material compounds are truly amazing in withstanding a diversity situation. Whether in cold or hot or even in dangerous settings, this material can exceed expectations and provide a level of unmatched durability and quality.
If you want to enjoy practical durability, superior protection, and magnificent wearing power then this innovative material had got everything to offer you without compromising your requirements and needs.
Select your TPR material from Rubbershox and receive the highest performing material ever.