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Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomer TPEE

Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomer

O C O C O (CH2)4O O C O C O [(CH2)4O] n

hard segments figure 1

soft segments

TPEE consists of fully polymerized hard and soft segments. The hard segments are crystalline polybutylene terephthalate made from 1,4-Butylene glycol and Terephthalic acid or Dimethyl phthalatethe soft segments are amorphous polyethersPolytetra-methylene glycol.

TPEE CHARACTERISTICS TPEE provides a winning combination for many parts and components. They give the flexibility of rubbers, the strength of plastics and the processibility of thermoplastics. They can be processed easily by conventional thermoplastic processes like injection molding, blow molding, calendaring, rotational molding, extrusion and meltcasting. TPEE is ideal for parts requiring excellent flex fatigue and broad use temperature. It is strongly resistant to tearing, flex-cut growth, creep and abrasion. Its mechanical properties provide the strength and stiffness you need, in addition to outstanding toughness. Its chemical properties make it highly resistant to hydrocarbons and many other fluids. If you have multi-part or multi-material components that could be made simpler or operate more efficiently with TPEE, we invite you to learn more about this unique thermoplastic polyester elastomer. 40D A 40 nom. Shore D, containing non-discoloring stabilizer, low melting point, plasticiser free, high performance resin for extrusion and injection; with high impact resistance down to -40C as well as excellent mechanical properties. 55D A 55 nom. Shore D, containing non-discoloring stabilizer, plasticiser free, high performance resin for injection molding; high flow, good impact resistance down to -40C as well as mechanical properties up to 120C. TPEE APPLICATIONS Take advantage of the unique combination of properties and processing productivity offered by TPEE to innovate. Use it to develop parts and products that cut cost, improve performance, reduce weight, or open new business opportunities. TPEE has already proven its performance for a wide variety of applications in automotive, electrical/electronic and various other industrial and consumer products. Some example include Auto parts and systems Air bag deployment door, CVJ boots, air intake ducting, and various components for heavy trucks and off-road equipment Industrial products Drive or idler belts, energy management parts, gears, hose and tubing, pump diaphragms, seals, shock- and noise-absorbing

connectors and fasteners, wire and cable jacketing. Consumer products Parts for appliances footwear, furniture, power tools, sporting goods and other products TPEE SPECIFICATION
Property Hardness (Shore D) Melting Flow Index Temperature/load Specific Gravity Melting Point Tensile Strength Tensile Elongation Izod Impact Strength 23 Izod Impact Strength -40 Flexural Modulus Tear Strength Heat Distortion Temp 4.6kg/cm

Method D-2240 ASTM D1238

Unit D scale g/10min /kg

1140H 40 30 230/2.16 1.17 198 300 850 NB

1155L 55 20 230/2.16 1.20 203 420 650 NB


- kg/cm 2 % kg-cm/cm


kg-cm/cm kg/cm 2 kg/cm 2




540 120 65

1900 150 105

Water Absorption 24 hr Volume Resistance NB NO BREAK


% -cm

0.7 1 10 1 3

0.6 7 10 1 3


Injection operation of TPEE 1.Drying TPEE must be dried prior to processing. It is critical to ensure that the resin is dry during processing to make quality parts that would give good service performance. Moisture levels above 0.10% may seriously impair an injection operation. Drying time and temperature will depend on the initial moisture level in the materialoften is 0.3-0.6% so we suggest the drying condition 105/3-5hours. 2.Condition of Injection 1140H Normal Melting Point 1 Typical Rear Injection Temperature Center Rear Front Head Die Screw speed rpm Pressure Injection pressure

1155L 203 180-200 200-220 210-230 210-230 210-230 40-80 300-1000 50-400 2-10 20-60

200 180-200 200-220 210-230 210-230 210-230 40-80 300-1000 50-400 2-10 20-60

Holding pressure

Injection timesec Holding pressure timesec

1.Differential scanning calorimeter(DSC)peak of endotherm

TPEE GRADE NOMENCLATURE TPEE product coding Specific properties 1=Neat Resin 2=Neat Resin+ Flame Retardant 3=Neat Resin+ Glass Fiber 4=Neat Resin+ Flame Retardant+ Glass Fiber Indication of processing technique 1=Injection moulding 2=Extrusion HardnessShore D Serial number L or H Color 1 1 40 H 201