What is TPU

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Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPE-U or TPU)

TPU or Thermoplastic Polyurethane are a category of plastic created when a polyaddition reaction occurs between diisocyanate and one or more diols. They can be used as a soft engineering plastic or as a replacement for hard rubber.

Typical Applications

  • Castor wheels
  • Hose and tube
  • Power tools
  • Footwear
  • Sports equipment
Dryflex TPU Compounds

Typical Properties

  • High elongation and tensile strength
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Low-temperature performance
  • Excellent mechanical properties, combined with a rubber-like elasticity
  • High transparency
  • Good oil and grease resistance

Other TPE classes

TPS compounds
Styrenic block copolymers (TPE-s or TPS compounds based on SBS, SEBS)
TPO Compounds
Polyolefin blends (TPE-O or TPO)
TPV compounds
Elastomeric alloys (TPE-V or TPV)
TPC compounds

Thermoplastic copolyester (TPE-E or TPC)

TPA compounds
Thermoplastic polyamides (TPE-A or TPA)


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