What It Is & Characteristics
Polymer blend that usually consists of mix of a thermoplastic, elastomer, and a filler.
Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) is a blend of thermoplastic, an elastomer, and a filler. The resultant material has the characteristics of both a plastic and a rubber. Like TPO, the percentages of the three ingredients can be varied to achieve a specific set of properties. TPRs are typically designed with a specific durometer in mind. Since TPRs are thermoplastic, they can be formed and reformed unlike vulcanized rubber.
TPR is typically used in automotive flooring applications, footwear products, soft-touch applications as well as cable jacketing.
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