Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE´s) building the bridge with their properties between elastomers and thermoplastics. At room temperature TPE‘s are comparable with classic elastomers. By heat supply they can be processed like thermoplastics.
TPE‘s are always a combination of an elastomer with a thermoplastic.
TPE‑S, TPE‑U and TPE‑C are block copolymers. TPE‑O and TPE‑V are variants of polymer blends.