TPE-O is a blend of PP and unvulcanized EPDM rubber particles.
Why choose it?
- Good impact strength
- Easy to process
- Paint adhesion
Why not choose it?
- Performance in elevated temperature is limited.
- Elastic properties and hardness range are limited. Not very soft; poor compression behavior.
- Competing products offer a better appearance. I haven’t seen TPE-O used in a 2k product.
- Car bumpers
- Rubbery parts on snowboard bindings
- Soft grip on a golf club