TPE Product Selection Guide

Our extensive family of thermoplastic elastomer compounds gives designers freedom in selecting the right material to achieve performance, price, and aesthetic goals.

Specific
Gravity
Hardness Tensile Strength
psi (MPa)
Tensile Elongation
%
Tensile Stress
psi (MPa)
Tear Strength
pli (N/mm)
Compression Set
22 hrs @
Flammability
in (mm)
FDA
Grades
Key
Features
@ 100% @ 300% 73 °F
(23 °C)
158 °F
(70 °C)
RTP 2740 S-30A 1.08 30A 450
(3.1)
1000 100
(0.7)
350
(2.4)
90
(15.8)
10 37 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Opaque
RTP 2740 S-40A 1.15 40A 550
(3.8)
950 120
(0.8)
380
(2.6)
100
(17.5)
12 38 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Opaque
RTP 2740 S-50A 1.15 50A 650
(4.5)
900 170
(1.2)
430
(3.0)
120
(21)
14 38 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Opaque
RTP 2740 S-60A 1.15 60A 800
(5.5)
900 220
(1.5)
530
(3.7)
150
(26.3)
16 40 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Opaque
RTP 2740 S-70A 1.15 70A 950
(6.6)
900 346
(2.4)
660
(4.6)
180
(31.5)
20 45 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Opaque
RTP 2700 S-30A 0.89 30A 300
(2.1)
1100 50
(0.4)
130
(0.9)
120
(21.0)
12 45 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Translucent
RTP 2700 S-40A 0.89 40A 750
(5.2)
1100 125
(0.9)
250
(1.7)
150
(26.3)
14 42 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Translucent
RTP 2700 S-50A 0.89 50A 880
(6.1)
1100 170
(1.2)
340
(2.3)
175
(30.6)
16 41 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Translucent
RTP 2700 S-60A 0.89 60A 930
(6.4)
1100 240
(1.7)
390
(2.7)
190
(33.3)
21 46 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Translucent
RTP 2700 S-70A 0.90 70A 950
(6.6)
900 346
(2.4)
660
(4.6)
250
(43.8)
25 48 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Standard
Translucent
RTP 2700 S-80A 0.89 80A 1800
(12)
760 400
(2.8)
 — 230
(40.3)
30 55 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
 Yes Bondable
Opaque
Permaprene™ 2800 B-45A 1.01 45A 500
(3.8)
500 190
(1.3)
420
(2.9)
90
(15.8)
16 33 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes TPV Type
Opaque
Permaprene™ 2800 B-55A 0.97 55A 600
(4.1)
600 260
(1.8)
490
(3.4)
120
(21.0)
21 38 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes TPV Type
Opaque
Permaprene™ 2800 B-65A 1.01 65A 700
(4.8)
600 410
(2.8)
670
(4.6)
150
(26.3)
24 43 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes TPV Type
Opaque
Permaprene™ 2800 B-75A 1.01 75A 1000
(6.9)
750 520
(3.6)
780
(5.4)
185
(32.4)
30 48 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes TPV Type
Opaque
Permaprene™ 2800 B-85A 1.02 85A 1500
(10.3)
750 880
(6.0)
1100
(7.6)
280
(49.0)
35 56 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes TPV Type
Opaque
Polabond™ 6003-55A 0.98 55A 700
(4.8)
900 275
(1.9)
450
(3.1)
146
(25.6)
19 65 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Polabond™ 6003-75A 1.02 75A 900
(6.2)
880 500
(3.5)
700
(4.8)
250
(43.8)
23 65 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Polabond™
6041 – 55A
1.04 680
(4.7)
570 230
(1.6)
100
(17.5)
Polabond™ 6042-50A 1.09 50A 1100
(8.0)
500 220
(1.5)
480
(3.3)
150
(26.3)
20 75 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Polabond™ 6042-60A 1.11 60A 1200
(8.0)
500 290
(2.0)
570
(3.9)
190
(33.3)
20 75 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Polabond™ 6042-70A 1.17 70A 2000
(14)
500 420
(2.9)
780
(5.4)
265
(46.4)
25 80 HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 – 55A Black 0.94 440
(3.0)
300 250
(1.7)
76
(13.3)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 – 70A Black 0.94 685
(4.7)
340 400
(2.8)
100
(19.3)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 – 85A Black 0.94 1060
(7.3)
400 640
(4.4)
164
(28.7)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 – 55A Natural 0.93 420
(2.9)
310 255
(1.8)
67
(11.7)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091  – 70A Natural 0.93 650
(4.5)
370 390
(2.7)
103
(18.0)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 – 85A Natural 0.93 995
(6.9)
420 600
(4.2)
161
(28.2)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091-85A PA 12 Black 0.97 1160
(8.0)
380 700
(4.8)
166
(29.1)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 B-60A Black 0.94 480
(3.3)
230 360
(2.5)
78
(13.7)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
Nylabond™ 6091 B-60A Natural 0.93 560
(3.9)
300 340
(2.4)
88
(15.4)
HB @ 1/16
(1.5)
Yes Bondable
Opaque
ASTM
D 792
ASTM
D 2240
ASTM
D 412
ASTM
D 412
ASTM
D 412
ASTM
D 624
ASTM
D 395
Method B
Type 2
UL94

Visit the Data Sheets section of this website for physical property information on specific thermoplastic elastomer grades offered by RTP Company.

TPE bondability to Rigid Substrates

RTP Company’s experienced engineers can develop a combination of soft elastomer and rigid thermoplastic substrate that bonds well and optimizes your processing conditions.

RTP
2740 S Series
RTP
2700 S Series
Permaprene™
2800 B Series
Polabond™
6042 Series
Polabond™ 6003
Series
Nylabond™
6091 Series
ABS no no no Yes Yes Yes
PC no no no Yes Yes Yes
PC/ABS no no no Yes Yes Yes
PBT no no no no Yes no
PBT/PC no no no Yes Yes Yes
PET/PC no no no Yes Yes Yes
PC/PMMA no no no Yes Yes Yes
RTPU no no no Yes Yes no
LDPE no no Yes no no no
PP Yes Yes Yes no no no
PP Long Fiber Yes Yes Yes no no no
PA 6 no no no no no Yes
PS no no no no no no

* Checkmarks indicate combination exhibiting very good peel strength of >15 pli (>2.6 N/mm).
* For simplicity, this chart does not incorporate TPE hardness. Typical hardnesses range from 45-75 Shore A, but my be customized to each application.

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