Use of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) has become a unique pathway to meet the daily requirements of various applications. The ease of using TPEs lies in the fact that they provide both the character of the individual properties as they are constructional polymers, which are physically crosslinked materials made up of a thermoplastic and an elastomer. There are several TPE’s in market and individual have several outstanding performances. Out of several researches, our aim in this article is to focus on the influence of Polyolefin based TPE’s. This paper focusses on the different aspects of TPO’s their physical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical characteristics, advantages and uses of these materials along with a particular focus on their use in encapsulation application. Factors that could affect the end use are also explained here in details. Heat shrinkability test, cure time, and SEM are some of the characterisations used to demonstrate the exact criteria of polyolefin based TPE’s for encapsulation application.
Part of the book: Thermoplastic Elastomers