TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer)

Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers exhibit excellent abrasion and wear resistance and high tensile and tear strengths. TPUs are tough, durable, easy to clean and well-suited to applications that demand the elasticity of rubber combined with high stability. In addition, the inherent translucency of these products makes it easy to color and that is an added benefit in many applications.

Applications: Automotive and Aerospace Applications, Medical and Optical purposes, Electrical Wire and Cable Coverings.

Advantage

 

Chemical Resistant
Low temp. flexibility
Abrasion and wear resistant
Easily Processed

Disadvantage

 

Shorter shelf life
Lower Stiffness than similar PET
Drying required pre-processing
Narrow hardness range

Tensile StrengthFlexural ModulusImpact StrengthMax Temp.Chemical Resistance
6,960-12,000 psi260,000-340,000 psi.80-10 ft-lb/in notched izod160°-250° FFair to Good