TPSiV® Thermoplastic Elastomers

TPSiV® thermoplastic elastomers combine the strength, toughness and abrasion resistance of any thermoplastic elastomer with the desirable properties of silicone: softness, silky feel, resistance to UV light and chemicals, and outstanding colorability. These unique materials incorporate vulcanized silicone modules in a thermoplastic matrix, but unlike traditional thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs), they can be recycled and reused in your manufacturing processes.

  • Wearable electronics
  • Accessory cases for consumer electronics
  • Flexible pipe connections in potable water systems
  • Durable: TPSiV® elastomers can be designed to offer outstanding durability – from resistance to abrasion and stains, to UV radiation, chemicals or sweat and sebum.
  • Non-tacky Feel that Resists Dirt: TPSiV materials contain no plasticizers that can create surface stickiness. Instead, the silicone itself acts as a softening agent.
  • Exceptional Aesthetics: These materials can be custom colored and deliver long-lasting colorfastness, even with exposure to sweat, oil, UV light and abrasion.
  • Silky touch: All TPSiV® elastomers provide a unique smooth feel in hardness ranging from Shore A 50 to 80 making them the ideal material to enhance the comfort and fit of wearable devices and ear buds, as well as improve touch for the housings, buttons, battery covers and accessory cases of portable devices.
  • Proven safety: Testing according to medical protocols, such as USP Chapter 88 and ISO 10993-10 show that TPSiV® elastomers lack cytotoxic potential and are negative for systemic toxicity and irritation potential, underscoring that these are safe for skin-contact in commercial wearable device applications.
  • Excellent aesthetics:TPSiV® elastomers grades can be precisely color-matched to your specification, and are available with matte or glossy finishes.
  • Easy processibility: TPSiVs self-adhere to hard plastics to enable unique overmolding options. The extremely silky feel of TPSiV elastomers does not require additional processing or coating steps.
  • Expanded manufacturing options:TPSiV® elastomers products can be manufactured using standard thermoplastic manufacturing processes, including overmolding or co-molding with plastic substrates such as polycarbonate, ABS and nylons.

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