TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) is a softer material that closely resembles rubber. TPE comes in various forms and was invented in the 1950s. It is a material that is being increasingly used, with its usage growing at approximately 9% annually.
Case: Cleaning trolley
For Hygienteknik in Västerås, a sustainable future is important. With the Activa Green Cart System cleaning system, the company is the first in the world to have a Swan-labeled cleaning trolley. The development process has been ongoing for two years in close collaboration with the state-owned Miljömärkning Sverige AB (Swan Ecolabel). Swede-Wheel contributed to solving one of the most challenging aspects of the project.Read more
Choices in TPE castors
The softer nature of TPE wheels allows them to absorb shocks and vibrations effectively, making them suitable for environments with uneven or dirty surfaces. TPE wheels also have a low noise level as they dampen vibrations. As mentioned, there are several TPE variations available, and we offer two different hardness levels: 55 degrees and 85 degrees Shore A. The softer variant has better shock-absorbing capabilities, while the harder variant provides smoother rolling. It's important to consider the weight of your application when choosing the appropriate hardness, as using a wheel that is too soft for heavy loads can result in sluggish performance.
Swede-Wheels Stockholm is a polymer-based wheel with a versatile design. It is ideal for material handling equipment and furniture that requires high product performance, user experience, and design. The series is available in two different colors for the bracket: the traditional dark gray and the new light gray option.Read more
The testing center is a significant part of our operations. It plays a key role in ensuring the quality of our products and provides valuable opportunities to acquire in-depth technical knowledge.
Testing is particularly useful when it comes to understanding materials. It provides a forum for objectively discussing the properties that materials possess or lack. The knowledge generated in the testing center is utilized by the development department, which then translates it into production processes.Read more