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What is TPU?

TPU or Thermoplastic Polyurethane are a category of plastic created when a polyaddition reaction occurs between diisocyanate and one or more diols. They can be used as a soft engineering plastic or as a replacement for hard rubber.

Typical Properties

  • High elongation and tensile strength
  • Excellent abrasion resistance  
  • Low-temperature performance  
  • Excellent mechanical properties, combined with a rubber-like elasticity    
  • High transparency  
  • Good oil and grease resistance

Typical Applications

  • Castor wheels
  • Hose and tube
  • Power tools
  • Footwear
  • Sports equipment