Polyamide thermoplastic elastomer (TPA)

Alternative and trade names
Pebax®, Grilon®
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Description

They are block copolymers made up of rigid polyamide blocks and soft polyether blocks. Manipulating these blocks and their relative ratio allows for the creation of a large range that spans the flexibility spectrum from very hard and rigid to very soft and flexible, without the need for plasticizers. These unique polymers maintain the highly desirable combination of the toughness traditionally associated with polyamides and the flexibility/elasticity more often seen with polyethers/polyesters.

This material data has been provided by M-Base.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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Properties

General

PropertyValue

Density

1.0 - 1.15 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyValueComment

Elastic modulus

0.07 - 0.51 GPa

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Elongation

300.0 - 700.0 %

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Impact strength, Charpy notched

15 kJ/m²

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no break

Tensile strength

10.0 - 40.0 MPa

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at 15-30% strain

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

no break

Thermal

PropertyValue

Coefficient of thermal expansion

0.00014 - 0.00021 1/K

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Melting point

135.0 - 210.0 °C

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Flammability

UL 94 HB

Electrical

PropertyValue

Dielectric constant

5 [-]

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10 [-]

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Electrical resistivity

100000000.0 - 300000000.0 Ω·m

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Optical

PropertyValue

Transparency

yes

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Catheters, shoe components, mantle layers for golfballs, air ducts

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Processing methods

Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, transfer molding, casting, thermoforming