TPE has many advantages over vulcanized rubbers. First of all, TPE does not undergo any vulcanization process (crosslinking), is 100% recyclable and it can be reused indefinitely. Secondly, the manufacturing process is easier and faster. This leads to a lower environmental impact and ensures that any waste can be completely recycled.
Compared to vulcanized rubbers, TPE has a lower density. This allows using a smaller quantity of material for the same volume and covering a wider range of hardness (from 3 Shore A to 60 Shore D). In addition, TPE is characterized by less or total absence of odor and guarantees greater freedom of design. In fact, it is possible to design products consisting of two or more thermoplastic materials with different features, unlimited color possibilities and various shades of transparency.