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- American manufacturing company, located near Chicago
- TPE products for various applications and markets
- Focused on providing value to our customers
StarFlex® TPE is extremely flexible. This TPE has a broad range of hardness with a wide range of properties. Common uses include grips and sports equipment.
StarPet®is a specially formulated, FDA certified TPE, with a toughness targeted to the pet industry.
StarMed® TPE is designed to meet a variety of regulatory requirements. Applications include a wide range of medical products such as dental and orthodontic accessories, tourniquets, tubing, and breathing bags.
Looking for a soft, colorable, durable, rubbery material, which can be processed using plastic equipment for your new or existing product?
What is a TPE? | Thermoplastic Elastomer
FACT: The average person uses a TPE five times before lunch
Thermoplastics’ elastomer (TPE) is a flexible, rubbery material that can be repeatedly stretched without permanently deforming the shape of the part. Unlike Thermoset rubber, TPE does not require curing or vulcanization, as they are true thermoplastics. A TPE can be used in injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and 2-shot molding to create durable, long-lasting parts. A TPE can be very rigid or very soft or gel-like. Star Thermoplastics’ TPE grades have become widely used, in various products and applications.
Star Thermoplastics: TPE problem solvers!
Thermoplastic elastomers are materials made from formulations containing both soft elastomeric and hard thermoplastic materials. They are also known as thermoplastic rubber materials and are found in various areas of manufacturing. Some of the most common processing methods used for thermoplastic elastomers are injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, over-molding, and extrusion.
What We Do
We offer some of the broadest lines of TPE formulations in the industry. At Star Thermoplastics, we offer R&D driven TPE solutions. Our TPE can boost the appeal of an existing product, replace a competitive TPE in an existing product, and add to its longevity over its lifetime. All of our TPE product lines are formulated and manufactured in the USA.
Who We Are
Our partnership with you starts by working together to understand the requirements of the project and to identify or create suitable TPE solutions. The results are TPE materials that are easy to process, aesthetically-pleasing, and specially designed for the end use requirements. We bring our team’s TPE expertise throughout the entire process, from concept to production, in an efficient manner. For your requirements in polymer modifiers, TPE alloys, and high performance TPE that can outperform TPVs in some areas, you can count on Star Thermoplastics.