THOSE TP ELASTOMERS ARE STIRRING UP A FRENZY.

Lowell L. Scheiner

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Abstract

This article reviews thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) available on the market their properties, processing conditions, application field, and prices. The most important markets for TPE are - automotive, spurred largely by the tightening safety laws; extrusion jacketing and tubing; footwear (hard as well as canvas soles, including the molding of one-piece soles and heels); fabric coverings that can be either calendered, extruded, adhesive-laminated or conventionally solution-coated; heat-sealed 2-3 mil motor-oil pouches; gears, casters, and fittings in textile equipment to help reduce noise levels; tubing and film for medical/pharmaceutical uses; and mechanical goods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalPlastics Technology
Volume19
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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