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Entec Polymers is currently accepting orders for the Santoprene® & Geolast® TPV portfolio with fulfillment beginning on January 1, 2023.
Santoprene® TPV was created out of a simple concept that revolutionized the industry more than 40 years ago. Developed as a ready-to-use material that behaves like a rubber, but processed like a thermoplastic, Santoprene® TPV is proven solution serving markets as diversified and demanding as automotive, building and construction, and consumer products.
Santoprene® TPV is a proven solution serving markets as diversified and demanding as automotive, building and construction, industrial and consumer products.
Key Santoprene® TPV Uses:
Compared to materials such as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) or other thermoset rubbers, Santoprene® thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) significantly simplify manufacturing resulting in total system cost reductions. Santoprene® TPV also provides weight reduction through part redesign and in-process recycling during the conversion phase and the potential for recycling at the end of life.
Santoprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) was created more than 40 years ago out of a simple concept to develop a ready-to-use material that behaves like a rubber but processes like a thermoplastic. A truly revolutionary product, it quickly became the acknowledged industry-standard for TPVs. Compared to materials such as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) or other thermoset rubbers (TSR), Santoprene® TPV offers:
Geolast® TPV is a thermoplastic elastomer that has been vulcanized (TPV). It is made of an elastomeric phase (dynamically vulcanized EPDM rubber) which is deeply dispersed in a polyolefinic thermoplastic (PP) matrix, whose combination determines a real plasto-elastomeric alloy characterized by high performance and extremely easy processability. The thermoplastic matrix allows Geolast® TPV to be processed in an easy, inexpensive way by means of traditional technologies used for thermoplastic materials, and to be fully recyclable, while its elastomeric phase features typically rubber-like properties, such as elastic recovery and softness. Geolast combines excellent oil and hot air resistance for use in a wide range of applications, meeting or exceeding the oil resistance offered by nitrile rubber and epichlorohydrin. It offers cost savings and comparable performance to thermoset rubbers such as NBR, polychloroprene, ECO and even some urethanes.