StarFlex by Star Thermoplastics

Nothing is more flexible than our core line of StarFlex® TPEs.  These TPEs are readily available with a broad range of properties. Our StarFlex® products are offered in a wide range of hardness, allowing you to enhance your application and get an edge in the marketplace.

Common uses include bicycle grips, flying discs, hose converters, flexible hoses, bumper guards, paper rollers, travel mugs, scuba fins, archery stabilizers, appliance feet, roof flashing, boat pads, knee pads and more.

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StarFlex® TPE 7000 Series Hardness
Shore A
Specific
Gravity g/cc
Tensile
Strength psi
300%
Modulus psi
Elongation % Tear
Strength pli
Non-Filled
StarFlex® 7005-1000 5 A 0.92 576 171 996 87
StarFlex® 7012-1001 12 A 0.90 366 80 800 117
StarFlex® 7020-1001 20 A 0.89 704 132 888 108
StarFlex® 7025-1104 25 A 0.90 656 186 720 140
StarFlex® 7026-1000 28 A 0.89 729 261 604 200
StarFlex® 7027-1000 28 A 0.89 852 293 642 265
StarFlex® 7035-1002 35 A 0.89 559 185 818 83
StarFlex® 7045-1008 45 A 0.89 660 208 788 222
StarFlex® 7054-1000 54 A 0.89 1,484 388 815 325
StarFlex® 7060-1001 60 A 0.88 1,219 339 812 244
StarFlex® 7070-1001 71 A 0.89 1,753 577 663 484
StarFlex® 7180-1002 80 A 0.96 1,990 795 717 265
StarFlex® 7092-1003 92 A 0.90 1,565 1,323 528 581
StarFlex® 7195-1002 95 A 0.96 2,434 1,321 640 391
Filled
StarFlex® 7340-1000 40 A 1.15 709 204 821 103
StarFlex® 7340-9000 40 A 1.15 709 204 821 103
StarFlex® 7345-9000 45 A 1.15 1.033 227 848 166
StarFlex® 7360-1000 60 A 1.15 1,427 423 792 188
StarFlex® 7360-9000 60 A 1.14 1,027 271 847 153
StarFlex® 7370-1001 70 A 1.15 1,159 486 709 196
StarFlex® 7380-1000 80 A 1.16 1,408 673 661 205
StarFlex® 7393-1002 94 A 1.15 1,800 1,042 610 291

What are Thermoplastic Elastomers?

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are flexible, rubber-like materials that are highly stretchable and useful in a variety of industries. They can be stretched to more than twice their original size and shape while still maintaining their structural integrity. TPEs are true thermoplastics, and do not require vulcanization or curing. Thermoplastic elastomers are used in a variety of processes from injection molding to 2-shot molding, blow molding and extrusion. On the hardness scale, they range from rigid and firm to soft and gel-like. TPEs can be colored, making them useful in a range of products from toys to medical equipment. Rubber balls, shoe insoles and motorcycle grips are just a few of the examples of TPEs in action. Unlike their counterparts, TPEs can withstand temperature extremes without warping or cracking. Because of their ability to absorb shock, TPEs are often used as handlebar grips and in prosthetic devices. TPEs are tear-resistant yet soft to the touch. They offer noise reduction and vibration minimization, making them especially useful in the automotive industry. TPEs are the most commonly used polymer in grippy plastics like those that are commonly found in exercise equipment. Thermoplastic elastomers dominate products all around us. The rubber grips on toothbrushes, dog chew toys and the handles on garden tools are all examples of thermoplastic elastomers in action. This versatile polymer is great for a variety of uses and can be customized for your manufacturing needs.

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