What the hell is Thermoplastic Rubber?

And why is it being put on shoes? This is the second pair of sneakers I've bought this month, that have barely lasted a couple weeks. The description of what the shoes are made of, says the outsole, or bottom, of the shoes is made with TPR (thermoplastic rubber).

Walking, just a small 30 minute walk everyday, on the sidewalks of the street, and the bottoms have aged so much in 2 weeks than my old shoes did in 2 YEARS!!

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    TPR COMPOUND - Thermoplastic Rubber

    We offer quality thermoplastic rubber, which is a part of Styrene Elastomer family that displays rubber like properties having styrenic based segment to achieve excellent strength. Besides conventional vulcanized rubber, it delivers superior properties to make replacement application of rubber and soft plastic in the sense of processing and end uses. Our compounding ability makes TPR as a homogeneous composition to achieve excellent quality and processability.

    This Synoprene® TPR is based on styrenic as hard segment & soft phase consists of rubbery butadiene center and crystalline styrene at ends. It can combine well with many other elastomers, extenders, modifiers and other resins.

    All these combinations can be controlled to vary properties such as tack stiffness, softening temperatures and cohesive strengths according to the needs of specific and general usage. It is being widely accepted due to its various range in cost effective and value engineered concepts.

    Properties

    Light in weight

    Colorability

    Good tear strength

    Excellent abrasion resistant Excellent dimension stability

    Low temperature flexible

    Excellent weather resistant

    Performs like vulcanized rubber

    Reusable and recyclable

    Non-migratory

    Excellent electrical properties

    Applications

    Superior in quality, the thermoplastic rubber offered by us is used in various industrial applications such as:

    Footwear

    In footwear industry, thermoplastic rubber is used in the the production of shoes soles, loaters sole, safety shoes sole & industrial shoes sole, sports shoes sole, ski-boot soles, kiddy shoes sole and related decorative accessories, unisole. modifier asphalt, modification modifier for SMC (sheet moulding compound) and other thermoset & thermoplastic composites.

    NOTE: My advice would be to take the shoes back and demand a refund!

  • Erika
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    3 years ago

    Thermoplastic Rubber

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  • TPES HAVE BROUGHT OUT ELASTOMERS FROM HELL TO HEAVAN. IF YOU STILL PREFER TO BE IN 'HELL', GOD BLESS YOU.

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