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Thermoplastic Polyurethane Parts

67295_458914980847333_1686904389_nThermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is a fully thermoplastic elastomer. Depending on the application we use polyether- or polyester-base. TPU’s can be easily processed as well as colored, painted, or printed. They can be die-cut, slit, and sterilized. They also have low temperature flexibility, are flame retardant and have anti-static properties.

TPU is a versatile material with exceptional properties that offer a broad range of applications. TPU bridges the gap between plastics and rubber. The range of physical properties allows it to be used as hard rubber and a soft engineering thermoplastic. TPU offers flexibility without the use of plasticizers, and offers a broad range of hardness grades and high elasticity.

Some properties of TPU

  • High Abrasion Resistance
  • Low-Temperature Performance
  • High Shear Strength
  • High Elasticity
  • Transparency
  • Oil Resistance
  • Grease Resistance

TPU can be compounded for use in many other applications when structural integrity is required. Mixing TPU with many materials allow for its properties to be enhanced.  Additives can also improve stability and heat resistance; reduce friction, and increase flame retardancy, fungus resistance, and resist exposure to weather.

TPU Applications

  • Animal Tags
  • Automotive Instrument Panel
  • Caster Wheels
  • Cellular Phone Cases
  • Drive Belts
  • Fire Hose Liner
  • Flexible Tubing
  • Food Processing Equipment
  • Sport shoe soles in footwear
  • Glass Lamination
  • Hydraulic Hoses
  • Hydraulic Seals
  • Inflatable Rafts
  • Laptop Keyboard Protectors
  • Medical Tubing
  • Sporting Goods
  • Swim Fins and Goggles
  • Wire and Cable Coatings

At Cove Plastics we use the latest SolidWorks technology and expert engineers to ensure your project from drawing to production will precisely fit your needs.

Contact us today for more information or to request a quote.

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