A thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) are part of the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family of polymers, but are closest in elastomeric properties to EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber), combining the characteristics of vulcanized rubber with the processing properties of thermoplastics. TPV is a dynamically vulcanized alloy consisting mostly of fully cured EPDM rubber particles encapsulated in a polypropylene matrix. Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) have proven to be dependable polymers for flexible engineered parts that require long-term performance. Santoprene is a manufactured by Exxon Mobil Corporation.
By Brian Huegel /