What is TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers) and how it is used in our dolls?

TPE is the acronym of Thermoplastic Elastomer, and it is also called Thermoplastic Rubber. As opposed to the Silicone, they are made by a mix of plastic and rubber and will have both the properties of the plastic and the rubber.

The main property is being able to be stretched and come back to its original shape, giving the product a longer life than other materials.

The process to create a product is to melt chips together and pour them into the desired mold. Once cast the product is cooled down in a bucket of water.

TPE chips
TPE Chips

Once put in shape it can become this :

Leila - life size dolls - Realistic Love Doll
Leila – life size dolls – Realistic Love Doll

Advantages of the TPE

It is a recyclable product since it can be molded, or re-used as plastic. It also do not requires extra chemical compounds to be stabilized or some reinforcing agents. This rubber also resists well to temperature differences and required less energy to produce than other rubbers, making it cheaper.

They can also easily be colorized using different sorts of dyes directly during the melting process, with a result of an even color everywhere.

TPEs are easy to repair, as the process will be to force a melting process with glue between two parts.

TPE in the Love Doll World

A lot of seller are mixing things up and TPEs are often called Silicone TPE, or Silicone rubber, which is totally not accurate, as Silicone and TPEs are 2 very different materials.

TPE dolls will be cheaper than their Silicone counterparts because of lower production costs, dolls will be also lighter, as the TPE is lighter than the Silicone, making the love dolls easier to carry from one place to another place.

With the rubber property, these sex dolls will have a better resistance to stretching (bending of the knee, elbow…), as long it is replaced in resting position after use, and following some maintenance tips.

TPEs are easy to repair, using the same process as the factories, you can melt 2 parts with a very small amount of glue to repair a scratch for example or you can melt extra TPE material to fill in a hole or cavity.

The dolls will have a smooth feeling and more soft than the silicon ones.

Sex Dolls copies in the love doll market

Because TPEs are a blend of plastic and rubber with lower production cost, it’s really easy to find really cheap dolls using poor quality rubber or recycled products, as love dolls will be used in intercourse, skin to skin we do recommend to buy from genuine brands.

They will have certified TPEs banning the use of prohibited chemicals, genuine brands will be also easier to repair and will last longer.

Copies can also have a different percentage of rubber and plastic, making them either to easy to break or either unpleasant to use because too stiff.

If you have any inquiry about TPE sex dolls feel free to contact us !

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