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What Is The Difference Between TPU And PVC?
May 31, 2018

TPU, PVC is basically the same material, all thermoplastic elastomers, TPU is an alternative to PVC products. TPU is not plastic is resin. The advantage is oil resistance, cold resistance, anti-aging, performance is dozens of times that of PVC.

The English name TPU of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer is a very excellent elastomer material. Compared with PVC material, there are mainly the following differences in terms of appearance:

1, transparent TPU will take a yellow bottom after a long time, PVC generally has two kinds of the blue and yellow bottom.

2, TPU hardness range, from shore A 60 - shore D 85; PVC hardness generally from shore A 30-120;

3, TPU wear resistance, low-temperature resistance, oil resistance, chemical resistance, resiliency are better than PVC;

4, the TPU environmental safety performance is very good, containing no plasticizer and other contraband materials phthalates, of PVC there are the environmental problems ;

5, TPU products smell no smell, and PVC products have a strong pungent odor.

In general, the TPU burns with an aromatic flavour, the TPE contains TPU, and the surface feels better; TPE, TPR, TPU, TPV basically say the same material, all thermoplastic elastomers; TPU is PVC. Replacement of products; TPU does not belong to the plastic resin, the advantage is oil, cold, anti-aging, performance is dozens of times the PVC; TPU product life in more than 10 years, at -40 degrees Celsius constant, cold.

Source: China Plastic Online