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Thermoplastic elastomers IFOCA


In this SPOC, we will focus on the different thermoplastic elastomers (TPE, TPS, TPV, ...) their characteristics and their positioning within the large family of polymers. We will detail their implementation, their uses and perspectives, as well as the sustainable development aspects.


Engineers and technicians of R&D, BE and Quality departments of polymer users and transformers.
This course requires basic knowledge of polymers, rubbers and their implementation.


Week 1 : General knowledge on thermoplastic elastomers(TPE)

Positioning TPEs in the family of polymers (rubber, elastomer, plastic), different families and grades of TPE

Week 2 : Properties, applications and perspectives of TPE

Properties of TPEs in comparison with elastomers, markets and perspectives, specific characterization methods

Week 3 : Implementation of TPE

Specificity of transformation processes and means of production, other related techniques

Week 4 : Formulation and valuation of TPE

Formulation of TPE, TPS, TPV, …, selection of the family and of the grade, recyclability and recovery, regulatory issues


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Benoit Le Rossignol
President of Gwened-ElastoConseil, expert in formulation of elastomers for car industries, aeronautical and industrial applications

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Jean-François Le Bon
Former Technical and production manager at Hutchinson, independent consultant.


How long is the training?

This training requires 2 to 3 hours of work per week, over 4 weeks. You can do the training at your own pace and according to your existing knowledge until the announced date of closing. No report can be taken into account! Access to training is only guaranteed for 1 month.

How can I pay for my registration?

Just address your registration form to : and a training agreement will be established for your company. You can register until a 10 days deadline after the start of the session. Beyond that, we will recommend that you register for the next scheduled session.

May I contact the course team?

Yes, you can directly contact our technical support via contact@ifoca.themoocagency.comby specifying the course and the nature of the requirement.

Prix : 590€ HT

  1. Code de la formation

  2. Début de la formation

    Mar 19, 2018
  3. Fin de la formation

    Apr 17, 2018
  4. Effort estimé

    2 to 3 h per week