I previously published an article about the different categories of TPE. This is that article with some updates including 1 additional material that I think should be classified as a TPE.Continue reading “The Complete Guide to TPE (updated)”
Ionomer is one of those strange materials that no one seems to know much about. I wanted to offer a bit of information to demystify ionomers so that you understand what they are and when you should use them.
There is an excellent albeit highly technical article in the April 2016 SPE magazine, Plastics Engineering, about the differences between thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and thermoset rubber. You can read it here.
Because I talk primarily about thermoplastics here at The Weekly Pellet, I thought that I might expand on the article a little bit and talk about the different types of TPE that are commercially available.