TPE is a diverse family of rubber–like materials that can be processed and recycled like thermoplastic materials. TPE combines the desirable characteristics of vulcanized rubber, such as flexibility and low compression set, with the processing ease of thermoplastics. TPE is used in a variety of applications in the automotive, construction, medical, food and beverage, electrical, appliance and consumer electronic markets. TPE’s have environmental resistance comparable to general purpose EPDM rubber compounds, while its fluid resistance is comparable to general purpose polychloroprene rubber compounds; a unique combination that lends itself to a broad range of applications. Its colorability, feel and aesthetics open new design opportunities in consumer applications.