Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) combine thermoplastic processability with elastomer-like behavior. As a result, many applications that were reserved for classic cross-linked rubbers became accessible for TPE. In addition, new applications were developed, in particular for two-component (2C) injection moulding. TPE therefore have a high potential of innovation and growth.
At SKZ it is possible to produce tailor-made TPE and TPV with strand or underwater pelletizing systems according to customer requirements. Beside standardized test specimens, specifically designed 2C test specimens can be produced through an injection molding process if necessary. This makes a systematic analysis of the bond strength possible. For extrusion projects, for example, flat films can be produced.
Below you can find out more about our activities in this field.