Many first-buyers may be pretty confused with TPE and silicone materials, which most manufacturers use in lifelike sex doll production. The dolls made from these two materials appear very similar in the photo. So what is the difference between them?
The skin made from TPE is much softer than silicone and feels more like a natural person. As its full name-thermoplastic elastomer shows, TPE is more resilient than silicone. After testing, we can stretch silicone 3 to 6 times, and TPE can be extended 6 to 10 times. Though silicone sex dolls are not so soft as TPE sex doll, there are some upgrade options for you. Many customers prefer to specialize their silicone dolls with gel breasts and gel butts; the latter is as soft as jelly and it is really realistic to touch.
Nevertheless, silicone dolls perform better in appearance than TPE dolls. Silicone can express details such as veins, muscles and body hair. In weight, the same volume of silicone will be heavier than TPE. Therefore, it is necessary to use the weight reduction technique. We replace parts of inner silicone with a foam core which enables customers to move the doll easier.
If you are sensitive to odour, silicone dolls might be better. TPE remains some tiny smell for it can be melted and re-shaped. Some manufacturers cover the scent with artificial flavour, and that it’s a potential allergen. Anyway, for all TPE sex doll from Irontechdoll, there wont be any extra adds to avoid potential harm.
Silicone can endure extreme conditions, including high and low temperature, acid and alkali, and hardly react with any substance. Properly saving and avoiding highly corrosive items can prolong their useful life. TPE is not performed well in ageing.
Silicone dolls are much more expensive than TPE sex dolls for their outstanding performance. Irontechdoll uses imported platinum silicone, which is non-toxic, tasteless, and environmentally friendly. A silicone doll is a common choice for a customer who has a higher requirement in appearance and pursues a realistic experience. Compared to silicone dolls, the TPE doll seems more affordable and economical. It has more style in body, face and accessories. Don’t worry if it is hard for you to decide. There is a compromise between silicone and TPE, and you can choose head and body separately.
Daily maintenance is vital for expanding your doll’s lifespan. After receiving the beauty, we recommend you do a preliminary cleaning. Use cold or warm water within 38℃（100.4℉）to flush away surface dirt. Then apply body wash or hand sanitiser to the product’s surface, rub and rinse. Wipe the product’s surface with a light, dry cloth and dry it thoroughly; smear talcum powder on the surface to keep the skin dry.
For TPE dolls, the first noticeable ageing is their makeup. In general, TPE dolls’ makeup lasts for 3 to 6 months, while silicone dolls are permanent, and there is left room for you to decorate your TPE dolls. As mentioned above, the TPE doll is well known for its softness; we suggest you contain the doll in the box (the original package box) when you do not use it. By comparison, silicone dolls are more endurable in a daily environment.