TPS (styrene block copolymer) is the most commonly used thermoplastic elastomer. When people talk about TPE, they usually mean a styrene block copolymer based on SBS or SEBS. TPS is a versatile material produced in a wide range of grades and grades.
TPV (Thermoplastic Polyolefin Vulcanisation) is a blend of a polyolefin-based plastic (usually PP) and an elastomer such as EPDM. Unlike TPO, the elastomer in TPV is cross-linked or vulcanised.
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) is a thermoplastic elastomer based on polyurethane.
When you need a material that is highly resistant to wear and oils, TPU is a good choice.
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefins) is a blend of a polyolefin based plastic (usually PP) and an elastomer such as EPDM. Unlike TPV, TPO is not or only partially cross-linked.
TPA (Thermoplastic Polyether Polyamide) is a special block polymer based on polyamide.
A characteristic of TPA is that it contains no plasticisers and the material remains flexible at low temperatures.
TPC (Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomer) is a block copolymer on a copolyester base.
If you are looking for a very versatile material that is tough, flexible and also resistant to high temperatures, a TPC may be your solution.
Soft PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a very traditional material that dates back to the 1930s. Soft PVC has exceptional properties and a perfect price/performance ratio.