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Sex Doll TPE Option Guide II: Myth of Platinum TPE

Last Update on September 3, 2023
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“Platinum TPE” has become a widely used marketing term in the TPE sex doll industry, with many manufacturers and vendors claiming to use this material in their products. Particularly for BBW sex doll lovers, it’s often recommended for its softness and durability. However, despite its prevalence, there is often a lack of understanding about what Platinum TPE actually is.

In this blog post, we will provide an in-depth analysis of Platinum TPE, exploring its properties and benefits in the context of sex doll manufacturing. By the end of this article, you will have a comprehensive understanding of what sets Platinum TPE apart and if it really matters for those in the market for a high-quality TPE sex doll.

First of all. It is tricky for the names. As you already know there are usually three popularly advertised “Types” of TPEs when Brands/Vendors sell TPE Sex Dolls: Premium TPE, Extra Soft TPE, Standard TPE, and more. We have already explained their difference here.

“Platinum TPE”, what a beautiful marketing craft. For most people, the word “Platinum” may be associated with those high-end, trendy expensive jewelry. So when people hear about “Platinum TPE”, I assume most people would automatically translate it into “High-quality TPE”. Well, it worked for me. However, It is not likely that these “Platinum TPE sex dolls” really contain Platnum that really justify the stereotypes of real Platinum. After tremendous research, I am highly positive that this “Platinum TPE sex doll” Jargon is strongly associated with a process where materials that contain platinum chemical compound is used as a catalyst in TPE sex doll production.

What is a Catalyst in TPE sex doll production?

A catalyst in TPE sex doll production is a substance that is used to speed up or facilitate the chemical reaction that forms the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material used in the production of sex dolls.

In scientific terms, a catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed or permanently altered in the process. Catalysts work by lowering the activation energy required for the reaction to occur, which allows the reaction to proceed more quickly and efficiently.

In the case of TPE production for sex dolls, the two most commonly used catalysts are platinum and peroxide. platinum catalysts can be used to catalyze the cross-linking reaction that forms the TPE material, particularly in the production of certain types of TPEs like thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) and other TPEs that use a two-step cross-linking process.

In TPU production, for example, a platinum catalyst can be used to catalyze the reaction between the diisocyanate and the diol to form a prepolymer, which is then cross-linked using a chain extender and additional platinum catalyst.

Peroxide catalysts are also commonly used in TPE production, particularly for cross-linking reactions that occur at high temperatures. Peroxide catalysts can also be used in combination with other catalysts, including platinum, to achieve specific properties in the final TPE material.

The use of a catalyst in TPE production is critical to achieving the desired properties of the final material, such as softness, flexibility, and durability. By controlling the reaction using a catalyst, manufacturers can produce TPE materials with specific properties that are well-suited for use in sex dolls.

Benefits of using Platinum Based Catalyst for TPE sex dolls:

Environmentally friendly

peroxide-based TPEs may require a higher processing temperature or longer processing time, which can increase energy costs and production time. Additionally, peroxide-based TPEs may require more specialized equipment or expertise to manufacture, which can also increase production costs.

Less Toxins

In terms of potential toxins, peroxide-based catalysts can generate small amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the manufacturing process. While the amount of VOCs generated is typically very small and tightly regulated, any potential risks associated with TPEs made with peroxide-based catalysts will depend on the specific product and manufacturing process used.

Better Quality

Platinum-based TPEs are known to produce a more consistent and uniform material, which can result in a more consistent texture and physical properties. This may also translate to a more consistent oil generation profile, as the material is less prone to variations that can contribute to excessive oil generation.

Disadvantage of Platinum-based TPE

As I mentioned earlier, peroxide-based catalysts are generally less expensive than platinum-based catalysts. However, Platinum-based catalysts are generally more expensive than other types of catalysts used in TPE production.

Platinum-based TPEs are not a direct translation for softer, more supple, and more flexible quality in sex dolls. The properties of TPEs can vary widely depending on the specific formulation and production process being used.

Some bands/Vendor claim the “Platinum” TPE equals to less oil but again it maybe true to some extent but it is not magic and that really depends on the other character of the doll such as the specific TPE blend and the level of softness. Nevertheless, TPEs are known to be naturally oily materials, and this quality is the foundation for the lifelike feel and appearance in sex dolls.

However, it is important to note that oil generation in sex dolls will also depend on the specific manufacturing process used, as well as the storage and use conditions of the dolls. Proper care and maintenance of the dolls can help minimize oil generation and prolong the lifespan of the product. it is still important to follow all care and maintenance instructions provided with the product to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


The Verdict: Is it legit?

So, is “Platinum TPE” only a matter of marketing gimmick? Well, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, platinum-based TPE is indeed considered to be of the highest quality and contains lower detectable amounts of phthalates or heavy metals in the manufacturing process. So, despite its overly misguided advertisement, the word “platinum” does bring some level of benefits to the world of TPE sex dolls. For bigger dolls like BBW sex dolls, better durability usually comes first. It is recommended to directly ask the vendor/manufacturer what they really mean by that word :).

Okay, as we are now reaching the end of this article, we hope that you now understand the story behind the popular terminology, Platinum TPE. For BBW sex doll or whichever other type of sex doll you fancy, whenever you see “Platinum TPE” Remember, these TPE do not contain platinum. They are likely to be produced with a Platinum catalyst. It’s not even a name for a certain specific TPE. It could be an entirely different list of names of TPEs that are compatible with Platinum-based catalysts. In a word, They are not magic and they do not guarantee the removal of oil and smell or any other unwanted characteristics of TPE. Do not make purchasing decisions with this factor alone.

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