Introduction to Thermoplastic Elastomers

Upcoming course dates

Sep 25-26 2019 - £699.00

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Course duration: 2 days

Shawbury Shropshire, UK


This course will take place over two days commencing at 9am on the first day and finishing at 3.30pm on the second day.

This course is designed for those wishing to gain an insight into this growing class of polymer materials.

Participants will learn the essential properties of TPEs and the different sub classes together with their advantages and disadvantages.  Reference will be made to their increasing influence in food contact and medical device applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Make informed decisions when selecting TPEs
  • Understand the different types of TPEs, their advantages and disadvantages. 
  • Recognise the limitations of TPEs
  • Understand the structure and nature of TPEs
  • Understand the properties of TPEs vs thermosetting rubbers

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Course Content

  • Introduction to Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)
  • Classes of TPE
  • Performance of TPE compared to traditional rubbers/ elastomers 
  • Material selection of TPEs
  • Designing with TPEs 
  • Medical Applications 
  • Food Contact Applications
  • Two Shot Moulding

Who will benefit

  • Those new to TPEs or wishing to gain a better understanding of the subject.
  • Those involved in product design, engineering, quality, technical support as well as manufacturers of TPEs
  • Anyone involved in the supply chain needing to enhance their understanding 

Presenter Info

This course is presented by:

Dr Paul Shipton –  Consultancy Director, Smithers Rapra

Dr Andrew Hulme – Principal Consultant, Smithers Rapra

Dr Julien Loste – Consultant, Smithers Rapra

Dr Martin Forrest – Principal Consultant, Smithers Rapra

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