Thermoplastic Rubbers (TPR)
Thermoplastic Rubbers (TPR), sometimes referred to as Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), are a class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which consist of materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. While most elastomers are thermosets, thermoplastics are in contrast relatively easy to use in manufacturing, for example, by injection molding. Thermoplastic elastomers show advantages typical of both rubbery materials and plastic materials. The benefit of using thermoplastic elastomers is the ability to stretch to moderate elongations and return to its near original shape creating a longer life and better physical range than other materials. TPR outsole is produced by molding and compounding rubber granules from solid raw materials.
- Excellent flexural fatigue resistance
- Good tear and abrasion resistance
- High impact strength and low specific gravity
- Resistance to Low and High Temperature from -30degC to +140degC
- Colorable and Recyclable