Regarding the material of artificial soft plastic bait, soft glue is the main material. Such as PU, soft PVC, TPE (TPR). Both materials are thermoplastic. It can be produced continuously in large quantities with injection molding equipment, and the scraps and nozzles produced by injection molding can also be 100% recycled.
With the texture of the soft rubber material, supplemented by a certain color texture design, and the modulation of the taste similar to real bait, the resulting bait can completely make the fish bait.
The TPE and soft PVC used for artificial fishing bait are transparent soft materials with hardness around 0 ~ 10A. What are the characteristics of these two materials and how to distinguish them?
First, the characteristics:
TPE (TPR), soft and odorless, environmentally friendly and non-toxic, thermoplastic material, 100% recyclable. The tensile elongation is good, and the tensile elongation reaches 1000 ~ 1500%.
PVC, soft, soft PVC made with environmentally friendly plasticizers, can achieve odorless, environmentally friendly and non-toxic, thermoplastic materials, 100% recyclable. Poor stretchability.
How to distinguish between TPE and soft PVC?
If the soft PVC does not burn completely, there are obvious black carbides, the burning flame has a green root; when the TPE burns, the flame is yellow.
By pulling the soft lure, the TPE material can be stretched to more than 10 times the original length (without breaking), and the soft PVC stretches less than twice the original length. If it is forcibly stretched, it will break.
Combustion of soft PVC releases dioxin, a more toxic substance, while TPE combustion is safer. PVC is not as environmentally safe as TPE. At present, most simulated bait is produced with TPE as the material.