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Star Thermoplastics

Your Partner For TPE and Plastic Alloys

American manufacturing company located near Chicago.
TPE products for various applications and markets.
Focused on providing value to our customers.

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Star Thermoplastics

Our TPE Product Lines

We have developed the best-in-class TPE product lines. Grades are available for injection molding, extrusion and blow-molding. Our TPEs work well both in overmolding and two-shot molding. Every application has very specific requirements. Star thermoplastics will put our TPE solutions to work for you.

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TPE Markets

Thermoplastic elastomers have a wide variety of uses in modern industry and commerce. Their chemical formula is very adaptable so that they can be formulated to be used in a variety of applications. Since they are also recyclable, TPEs are the ideal material for manufacturers in the modern world.

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Proud To Be Made In America

American manufacturing is one of the many things that makes this nation great. At Star Thermoplastics, we are proud to support material needs for the growth and innovations of other U.S. manufacturing companies, which are the backbone of this great nation. It is American manufacturing that, perhaps above all else, creates a strong America.

We at Star Thermoplastics are proud to be made in America, helping our economy and community.

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What Is A TPE?

Thermoplastic 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.

Our TPE Product Categories

Soft TPE scuba diving equipment


StarFlex® TPE is extremely flexible. This TPE has a broad range of properties and a wide range of hardness.

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DynaStar soft touch styrenic based TPE for overmolding on rigid TPE


The DynaStar™ product line offers flexible, resilient, soft-touch styrenic based TPE Material


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TPE manual resuscitator valve bag mask


StarMed® TPEs are designed specifically to meet FDA requirements for medical parts and supplies.

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TPE for Pet Toys


StarPet® TPE  is a durable, safe material for use in pet toys.

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The StarBond® TPE product line offers excellent soft touch overmolding materials, with a wide range of hardness with excellent adhesion to polar substrates.

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StarGrip-X TPE for bicycle handle bar grip


StarGrip-X® TPE is formulated for enhanced grip, soft touch and improved feel in wet and dry conditions.

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StarClear TPE clear tubes


StarClear® TPE line represents the clearest TPEs available in the market. They are ideal for medical and food applications.

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StarSoft™ provides product designers and plastics processors with an ultra-soft and gel-like TPE.

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StarPrene® TPE 6000 Series is used as a replacement material for thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV).

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TPE Markets We Serve

TPE for Medical and Healthcare

Orange and blue frisbees made from TPE

TPE for Sports and Leisure

TPE for Pet Products

Picture of various hand and power tools, made with TPE grips and parts

TPE for Hand and Power Tools

TPE for Automotive

Red and black kitchen knives, with handle grips made from TPE, resting on a cutting board

TPE for Housewares and Appliances

TPE for Food and Beverage

Fact: The average person uses a TPE five times before lunch.

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.

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.

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.

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