They withstand very high and low temperatures, UV, and abrasion.

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Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, Waukegan, Ill., introduced TPEs for demanding environmental conditions at NPE2015. These TPEs are designed to perform at very high and very low temperatures, during medical sterilization procedures, and in other challenging conditions. Some grades are formulated to resist exposure to UV light, abrasion, caustic substances, and flammability conditions.