Thermoplastic olefin

Thermoplastic olefin, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), or olefinic thermoplastic elastomers refer to polymer/filler blends usually consisting of some fraction of a thermoplastic, an elastomer or rubber, and usually a filler.[1]

Outdoor applications such as roofing frequently contain TPO because it does not degrade under solar UV radiation, a common problem with nylons.[2] TPO is used extensively in the automotive industry.

  1. ^ J. A. Brydson (1995). Thermoplastic Elastomers: Properties and Application. iSmithers Rapra Publishing. pp. 13–16. ISBN 9781859570449.
  2. ^ "MRCA | Midwest Roofing Contractors Association". mrca.org. Retrieved 2017-07-06.