Here are many characteristics of TPE:
1 Has excellent flexibility and suppleness, flexibility, high strength, smooth touch and non-stick dust.
2 Excellent flame retardant: the excellent flame retardant properties can reach UL94 V0 V1 level.
3 Good physical properties, high and low temperature resistance:-50 ° c-125.
4 UV-resistant, anti-aging, acid, fatigue resistance.
5 light weight, easy processing, good mobility, easy coloring. Suitable for extrusion extrusion molding.
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) has high elasticity of rubber, high strength, high elasticity and injection molding of the material. With a nontoxic security, wide range of hardness, good coloring, soft texture, weather-resistance, fatigue resistance, temperature resistance, excellent processing performance and not curing. It can be recycled to reduce costs. It not only secondary injection molding, coating and adhesion with PP, PE, PC, PS, ABS material, but also separately molded. Thermoplastic elastomers both have thermoplastic processability and physical properties of Vulcanized rubber. It is the combination of advantages of plastic and rubber.
General compounding system of TPE (based on SEBS base material), its flame retardant level is HB. But with application field expand, requirements on TPE of performance increasingly. The appearance of flame retardant TPE makes TPE has a mature application in electronic material, wire cable and other fields. In traditional process, halogen is the key raw materials to flame retardant. But halogen releases out dioxin gases when burning, which causes big pollution on environment.
Common application of halogen-free flame retardant TPE:
Transparency series: ordinary clear toys, sports equipments, high-grade& high transparency toys, adult products, cupula, seals and other product. This chemicals has better transparency, flexibility and lower price. Wide range of hardness, from super soft to 90A. It is widely used in adult products for the excellent transparency, gloss and comfortable feel. With good UV and weather resistance, high temperature resistance, it can be used outdoors for a long time.
Shoot stick series: due to its excellent feel and bond firm with hard plastic ABS, PC, PC/ABS, PA6, PA66 etc, it is applied to home appliances casing, handle, grips and other field. Anti-skid and easy coloring and processing makes it has a wide range of design space.
The application of oil series includes all kinds of coated toys, daily necessities, widely replacing PVC. It is safety, environmental protection and easy oiled. This product has features of good shock absorption, resistance to compression, electric insulation, steel, etc. If you have interest in halogen-free flame retardant TPE and other halogen-free flame-retardants, please follow OKCHEM Linkedin Page here!