Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR)
Thermoplastic rubber, or TPR, is a material that combines the processing ease of plastics with the performance of rubber. TPR may be molded or extruded. In the form of tubing it’s as flexible as rubber yet is lighter weight. TPR tubing provides durability and good compression characteristics, making it ideal for peristaltic pump use.
TPR offers excellent resistance to flex fatigue and tearing. It performs well in both hot and cold environments and maintains good flexibility to temperatures as low as -80°F (-62°C) and as high as 275°F (135°C). Different durometers (hardnesses) are available as well as different grades industrial and FDA. Industrial versions offer suitability for outdoor use by resisting U.V., ozone, and various chemicals. FDA types are autoclavable to ensure cleanliness.
In addition to peristaltic pumps, applications for TPR tubing include appliances, chemical conveyance, food and beverage uses, agriculture and lawn equipment, dispensing, ink transfer, pharmaceutical processing and packaging, and more.
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