Goldenplast uses thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which is an elastomer that is fully thermoplastic.
Thermoplastic polyurethane is elastic and can be processed on extrusion as well as injection, blow and compression molding equipment. Thermoplastic polyurethane is a linear segmented block copolymer composed of hard and soft segments. The hard segment can be either aromatic or aliphatic. This versatility results from the unique structure of thermoplastic polyurethane that results in high resilience, good compression set, plus resistance to impacts, abrasions, tears, weather, and even hydrocarbons. thermoplastic polyurethane offers flexibility without the use of plasticizers as well as a broad range of hardnessï¿½s and high elasticity. In fact, thermoplastic polyurethane bridges the material gap between rubbers and plastics. Its range of physical properties enables thermoplastic polyurethane to be used as both a hard rubber and a soft engineering thermoplastic. thermoplastic polyurethaneï¿½s can be sterilized, welded, easily processed, colored, painted, printed, die-cut and slitted. They have low temperature flexibility and, in some grades, exhibit biocompatibility, hydrolytic stability, optical clarity, plus flame retardant and anti-static properties. Thermoplastic polyurethane can be vacuum-formed or solution-coated and is well suited for a wide variety of fabrication methodologies. Thermoplastic polyurethane can even be colored through a number of processes. But more so than any other thermoplastic elastomer, thermoplastic polyurethane can provide a considerable number of physical property combinations making it an extremely flexible material adaptable to dozens of uses.