TPE & TPU Injection Molding Resins
Thermoplastic Elastomer & Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Stack Plastics uses TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) and TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes) to produce precision injection molded parts for our customers. These materials are typically categorized together under TPE, which in fact encompasses six classes of commercially available materials:
- Thermoplastic olefins (TPE-o)
- Styrenic block copolymers (TPE-s)
- Elastomeric alloys (TPE-v or TPV)
- Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU)
- Thermoplastic polyamides
- Thermoplastic copolyester
Advantages of TPEs & TPUs
Thermoplastic elastomers and thermoplastic polyurethanes exhibit a number of beneficial characteristics that make them ideal for use in injection molding processes. Advantages of TPEs and TPUs include:
- Little to no compounding required
- No stabilizers, cure systems or reinforcing agents required
- Improved consistency
- Excellent colorability
- Energy efficient
Should You Choose TPEs or TPUs for Your Project?
The Stack Plastics team has extensive experience with injection molding using both TPEs and TPUs, as well as thermoplastic olefins and other material that fall under the “TPE” banner. We’ve produce injection molded parts for a wide range of industries and applications, and can determine whether TPEs and TPUs are a smart choice for your project.
Contact Stack Plastics for TPE/TPU Injection Molding & More
For more information about thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, and related materials, contact Stack Plastics today.