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Published on June 1, 2004

Developments in High Performance TPEs

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Date Published June 1, 2004
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The Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) industry has grown rapidly in recent years and it continues to expect high growth rates compared to other industries. The growth of TPE between 2002 and 2008 is expected to be in the range of 5.2%. TPE includes groups such as thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), styrenic block copolymers (SBC), engineering thermoplastic elastomer (E-TPE) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV). DuPont™ ETPV is a new type of TPV that has been developed to meet more demanding applications and it will be the focus of this paper.