What is TPR material

- Jan 28, 2018-

TPR and TPE, there are differences on the concept of extension. TPE refers to the thermoplastic elastomer, is a general term for a wide range of materials, including polyolefins, polyesters, polystyrenes and other elastomers. At present, in the elastomer industry, most people in the industry refer to polystyrene elastomer modified and synthesized on the basis of SBS as TPR, showing that the range of TPR is much narrower than that of TPE, and the SBS modified TPR material will now be described as follows. 1. Appearance: SBS blend modified TPR material is usually transparent or white particles, the hand touches the soft rubber touch and resilience. Usually the appearance of a bright color. 2. Features and processing: TPR materials are usually SBS, oils, other close to the polarity of the resin (such as PP, PS, etc.), other additives for the components, blending modified engineering plastics. TPR still has the material structure of SBS, that is, a physically crosslinked structure formed by a rigid segment of styrene and a butadiene segment of a flexible segment. The addition of other components has changed the physical properties of TPR materials, hardness and processing performance. The special physical cross-linking structure of TPR material enables TPR material to be processed by direct injection molding and extrusion without the need of vulcanization molding as conventional rubber, which greatly shortens the processing time (vulcanization of rubber is usually measured in minutes , TPR processing in seconds). 3.TPR part of the physical parameters: TPR material hardness range: ShoreA5 ~ 100 degrees; specific gravity 0.85 ~ 1.30; shrinkage of 1.5 to 2%; recommended processing temperature (injection molding, 140 ~ 180 ℃, extrusion 110 ~ 130 ℃) Elongation of 150 to 1000%. 4. Chemical Properties: The basic material of TPR SBS unsaturated double bond, the chemical stability of the material is poor, therefore, TPR material aging resistance, poor UV resistance, high temperature (temperature above 60 degrees) Not resistant to hydrolysis. TPR material impatience gasoline toluene and other organic solvents, and not acid and mineral oil. 5. Color TPR color material color, which is obvious in the toy industry. With regard to the choice of carrier, it is advisable to select polystyrene as a carrier for the toner. 6.TPR and similar materials PVC, silica gel identification method to my own experience, through the combustion method to identify, observe the flame, smoke, smell and residue to distinguish. Look at the combustion, the flame is the root of the green is PVC, the root is blue for the TPR or silica gel; residue look, the white powder (SiO2 SiO2) is more silicone; smoke to see smoke is lighter Silica gel, dark black is TPR; combustion smell, TPR burning aromatic flavor, silica gel burning smell is relatively light, PVC burning chlorine odor. 7.TPR Materials Conventional Applications TPR is an environmentally friendly flexible material, halogen-free, non-o-phthalate 16P, non-NP, non-PAH Pahs, in line with ROHS, REACH, EN71, ASTM F963 testing. Widely used in household products, toys, shoes soles, auto parts, sealing materials, electrical accessories and so on. 8.TPR materials in the home industry TPR materials are rubber materials category, TPR excellent wear resistance, good elasticity, with anti-skid performance, and TPR environmentally friendly non-toxic materials. TPR materials are widely used in doors, window seals, bath mat, chairs, stool cushion lining, and wall decoration materials, such as decorative plates