TPS (styrene block copolymer) is the most common 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 qualities and variants.
Non-hydrogenated TPS are usually the lowest cost TPE grades that are used for low-budget applications such as ladder feet, vibration dampers or simple static seals.
In terms of quantity, hydrogenated TPS are the largest group of thermoplastic elastomers. These TPS variants offer an excellent price-performance ratio and can be used in many applications.
Breidenbach processes hundreds of tons of TPS per year, in many forms and qualities. Mainly in the sealing industry, but also for soft grip products and applications exposed to UV light.