Pebax® TPE - a Polymer in MotionTM
Lighter = Faster
Sports brands across the globe often choose Pebax® grades for their extreme light weight.
Hysteresis is defined as the energy lost during a cyclic mechanical stress of a material and is a function of the modulus and the loss factor, tan ∂. The particular microstructure of Pebax® resins contributes to their lower hysteresis and tan ∂ when compared to other thermoplastic elastomers, as shown in the graph to the right:
Consistency of Response Over a Wide Temperature Range
As outlined in the following graph, unlike competitve elastomeric resins, Pebax® polymers demonstrate a far more consistent flexural response (modulus) over a range of temperatures - i.e. far less stiffening at low temperatures, far less softening at higher temperatures.
A Range of Flexibilities
Depending on the application, a certain flexibility value may be prefered. So Pebax® polymers are available in a wide range of Shore Hardness (ISO 178 method) values: