Biobased TPE-Compounds for Extrusion and Injection Molding
Terraprene® is a bioplastics family of high-quality TPE compounds based on renewable resources. The Terraprene® TPE grades are equal to their fossil counterparts and are characterized by identical mechanical properties. The current product portfolio comprises various extrusion and injection molding grades, which can be processed on existing production equipment and tools.
Products made from Terraprene® are distinguished by a smooth surface and pleasant haptic. Complex multi-functional parts can also be realized using Terraprene ® in 2C-injection molding process. For the manufacture of products with unique and noticeable design features, fillings with wood fibers or other natural fibers are possible. Woody surfaces with a soft touch can be realized this way, thus the visualization of soft and natural surfaces is provided.
Terraprene® standard grades offer a wide spectrum of shore hardness varying from Shore A 20 to D 40, in addition individual adjustments according to customers’ requirements are always possible.
Advantages of Terraprene® at a glance:
- based on renewable resources
- Offers same properties and performance as fossil TPE
- Low odor
- Pleasant touch and feel
- Shore Hardness from Shore A 20 to Shore D 40
- Individual adjustments of properties possible
- Manufacturing of tailor-made compounds through the use of appropriate additives possible