Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are materials that are characterized by flexibility, resilience, and soft touch ? all the properties generally associated with rubber. But unlike conventional thermoset rubber, TPV materials can be recycled and re-used.
TPEs are a family of polymers that can be repeatedly stretched without permanently deforming the shape of the part. Unlike rubber-like elastomers, they do not require curing or vulcanization, as they are true thermoplastics. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) may be processed by conventional thermoplastic techniques such as injection molding, extrusion and blow molding.