Thermoplastic Olefins

What is TPO?

Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) is a combination of Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP), a rubber and reinforcing filler. When mixed with Polyolefin Elastomer (POE) it becomes a synthetic leather. POEs are a relatively new class of polymers that offer unique performance capabilities.


TPO upholstery fabrics combine durability with a soft hand and texture. TPO inspires innovation of new, more sustainable faux leathers.


  • Lightweight - TPO is approximately 40 percent lighter than PVC and 20 percent lighter than PU.

  • Durable - TPO has high resistance to various solutions such as alkali, acid, alcohol and water. Due to excellent UV resistance and low cold crack, it can withstand long exposure in outdoor and low-temperature environments with less decoloration over time.

  • No Plasticizers or Phthalates - This means no migration issues, which means no cracking or peeling. Due to the fact that there are no plasticizers present in TPO fabrics, pink staining is also not an issue.

Environmental Benefits

  • Sustainable - TPO faux leathers are made without phthalates, plasticizers, flame retardants, halogen, or heavy metals.

  • Inherently Anti-Bacterial - TPO fabric is inherently resistant to bacteria and mold and doesn't require any chemical additives.

  • Safely Recycled - Having extremely low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), TPO materials can be easily and safely recycled.

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