TPS (Styrene-Block-Copolymer) is the most common type of thermoplastic elastomer. TPEs usually refer to SBS or SEBS-based styrene block copolymers.
TPS is a versatile substance, made in all kinds of qualities and varieties. SBS-based TPS is one of the most inexpensive types of TPE. We process this material for price-based applications, such as ladder feet, vibration dampers or simple static seals.
Quantitatively, SEBS-based TPSs form the largest group of thermoplastic elastomers. These TPS varieties offer an excellent price/performance ratio, and can be used in many applications.
Depending on the exact composition of TPS-SEBS, the material can withstand many different media (with the exception of oil) and can also be processed in multi-component injection moulds.
Breidenbach processes hundreds of tonnes of TPS-SEBS a year, in dozens of types and quality levels. This is especially in sealing applications, but also includes soft-grip applications and products exposed to UV rays.
Typical properties of TPSs are:
TPS materials can be altered to acquire specific properties. Ask our material specialists for a consult on your project.