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  • Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are a class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which consist of materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties.
  • Thermoplastic polyamides elastomers (COPA) consist of a regular linear chain of rigid polyamide segments interspaced with flexible polyether segments. They are basically segmented block copolymers having general structure.
  • Blends of Polycarbonate and thermoplastic copolyether ester elastomer (COPE) were made using a single screw extruder. The blend with 20 wt% of COPE gave optimum tensile properties. The elongation and strength at break were higher for this blend composition.
  • The three principal methods for preparing COPA are the following: I. The formation of an acid-terminated soft segment, followed by the reaction of a diisocyanate and additional diacid to form polyester amide; II. The formation of an adipic acid-capped hard segment block of poly(11-aminoundecanoic)acid, joined with a soft segment of polyol in a polyesterification process; III. A process without ester linkage: the bonds between the two segments are amides.
  • Copolyester-ether elastomer markets and production are still predominantly concentrated in the United States, Europe and
    Japan. However, the fastest growing market is in Asia (excluding Japan), where demand is currently growing at approximately
    10% per year and is forecast to grow at 7–10% per year through 2012.
  • Copolyester-ether elastomers are used in automotive, hose and tubing, medical, and wire and cable applications.
  • Consumption of copolyester-ether elastomers in the United States is fairly mature and is expected to grow at a moderate rate during 2007–2012. In Europe, consumption is projected to grow at a slightly faster rate. Under-the-hood automotive applications, where there is an increasing need to
    meet higher temperature requirements, will promote this growth. In Japan, where consumption is also driven by automotive applications, growth will be moderate from 2007 to 2012.
  • In commercial applications, COPEs can replace a variety of conventional materials, such as metal, cast polyurethane, leather, and rubber.
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers - Properties
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers

Products and Msds

  • Arnitel TPE
  • Eastman Ecdel
  • Eastman Specialty Plastics
  • Eastman AP007 Copolyester
  • Riteflex
  • Riteflex - TPE
  • Earth Shield TPE-Rubber
  • Eastman(TM) AP007 Copolyester
  • Keyflex

Raw Materials

  • Naphthalate
  • Tetrahydrofuran Solvent


  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers from Chlorinated Polyethylene/Nylon Terpolyamide Blends
  • Processing of thermoplastic elastomers TPE
  • Flexible Coextrusions


  • TPE Applications
  • Novel Thermoplastic Elastomers with Universal Bonding Characteristics
  • Products and Packaging for the medical Industry
  • Improved UV stabilization expands uses for polyester elastomers
  • Thermoplastic Elastomeric (TPE) Materials and their use in Outdoor Electrical Insultation
  • Novel Thermoplastic elastomers for overmolding applications


  • Thermoplastic copolyester elastomer
  • Copolyester Ether Elastomer Compositions and Methods of Making Copolyester Ether Elastomer Compositions
  • Segmented thermoplastic copolyester elastomers
  • Block copolyester
  • Tubing and Methods of Making Tubing Comprising Copolyester Ether Elastomer Compositions
  • Copolyester-ether polymers
  • Flame retardant thermoplastic multi-block copolyester elastomers
  • Retroreflective article comprising a copolyester ether composition layer and method of making same
  • Water-dispersible copolyester - ether compositions
  • Smokable films comprising a polyamide and a copolyester elastomer
Study and Synthesis
  • In viva fragmentation of microporous
    polyurethane- and copolyesterether
    elastomer-based vascular prostheses
  • Thermoplastic copolyether ester elastomer toughened polycarbonate blends
  • Synthesis and antibacterial activity of certain random copolyesters from 4,4′- Oxybis(Benzoic acid)
  • Synthesis and characterization of poly(butylene terephthalate-co-diethylene terephthalate) copolyesters
  • Synthesis and Characterization of a Poly(ether– ester) Copolymer from Poly(2,6 dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide)
    and Poly(ethylene terephthalate
  • Synthesis and characterization of thermoplastic copolyester
    elastomers modified with fumaric moieties
  • Additive Approaches to Cope with Increased Demands Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Market Overview
  • Copolyester-Ether Elastomers
  • TPE Move Up the Performance Scale
  • Thermoplastic elastomer compounds continue upward trend
  • Trends in Polyurethane Elastomer Technology

Company Profiles

  • Company from Asia
  • Company from France
  • Company from Heerlan
  • Company from Italy
  • Company from Tennessee
  • Company from UK
  • Company from US

Consultancy Services

  • Consultant from Colorado
  • Consultant from Germany
  • Consultant from Minneapolis
  • Consultant from USA
  • Consultant from Waitakere
  • Turnkey Provider from Germany


  • Development of Thermoplastic Elastomers with Improved Elastic Properties Based on Semicrystalline
    Block Copolymers
  • Design Guide
  • World Thermoplastic Elastomers - Report
  • New Report
  • Thermoplastic PBT-based elastomer created in reactive extrusion

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