Pharma• Elastic bands, latex-free
• Elastic cuff
• Elastic membranes
• Waterproof sleeve for limbs, e.g. to create a watertight seal over casts, catheters and wounds during showering, bathing or swimming.
Soft, flexible feel
Pleasant tactile experience, suitable for ‘soft touch’ surfaces.
High chemical resistance
Resistant to widely-used cleaning agents and disinfectants, such as chlorine and alcohol solutions. The material can be cleaned in washing machines.
USP Class VI certification possible
TPEs meet the highest standards for medical approval. On request we can provide certificates for the compounds used in production.
Optional flame retardant properties
TPEs can be given extinguishing or flame-retardant properties. However, the addition of flame retardants strongly reduces the elasticity.
Good alternative to synthetic rubber
Unlike with synthetic rubber, the production of TPEs is free from emissions of harmful compounds such as PAHs. That makes TPEs a greener alternative for applications such as seals in drinking water systems, or as a filler on synthetic playing fields.
Ability to create textile with elastic TPE layer
You can apply a TPE layer to either or both sides of textiles. The textile is permanently bonded to the TPE film during the extrusion process. This way, materials can be constructed from multiple layers of polyester, fiberglass or other textiles.
Vreeberg can produce TPE in many bright, vibrant colours – suitable for colour coding in the medical or construction sectors, for example, but also attractive for the design sector.
Batches of any size
TPEs can be produced in both large and small batches. By contrast, natural rubber products can often only be produced in very large quantities.
Do you need a durable, flexible plastic? Vreeberg also produces TPU: Thermoplastic Polyurethane.