Breidenbach specialises in processing soft plastics, such as soft PVC and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) in particular.
Thermoplastic Elastomers are materials that have the unique properties of elastomers, but behave like thermoplastics in injection moulds, giving you the best of both worlds.
Combining different elastomers with different thermoplastics result in countless varieties with various properties.
Read more on TPE and the many varieties we have available on our materials pages.
Replacing rubber with TPE
With the right knowledge of materials, we can replace rubber products with TPE. Read more on how and why here.
2-component injection moulding
The special thing about thermoplastic elastomers is that they can be connected to other thermoplastics. We can connect 2 types of material within one mould, making the process fully automated with an optimal adhesion.
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More with TPE
Research done by material producers is expanding the possibilities that TPE has to offer more and more. That way, TPE is made suitable for fire-resistant applications (link to Fire-resistant) or made ESD-safe for electric uses. (link)
Do you have a special use for a product and want to know whether TPE would be an option? Contact our material experts today.