TPE (THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS)
A class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which posess both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. Often used in injection molding.
A thick nylon weave fabric used as reinforcement in clothing, packs, and luggage. Named for its durable similarity to bulletproof material.
A fabric hook-and-loop fastener. It consists of two layers: a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. When the two sides are pressed together, the hooks catch in the loops and hold the pieces together. When the layers are separated, the strips make a characteristic "ripping" sound.