Santoprene TPV Proven Success

Proven success

For more than 30 years, Santoprene™ TPVs have set the industry standard for thermoplastic vulcanizates. Santoprene TPV delivers successful solutions for the evolving requirements of the automotive industry through a wide range of grades, ExxonMobil Chemical's ongoing technology developments and our dedicated customer support.

The latest advances in Santoprene TPV technology are making a significant impact on automotive parts and performance:

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Santoprene TPV weatherseals for Skoda car

By using Santoprene TPV, Henniges Automotive produced for car manufacturer Skoda high-performance weatherseals that are significantly lighter than the previous EPDM GRC.

Case stories santoprene xxm350 tpv

Santoprene xxM350 TPV cost-effectively provides an exceptional “comfort touch” and excellent surface qualities for automotive interiors.


Santoprene TPV Moulded Glass Encapsulation 6

Santoprene 121-xxM200 TPV grades are designed for automotive parts such as glass-encapsulated weatherseals for quarter lights and side fixed-glass applications that demand excellent appearance and easy processing.

Case stories in Volkswagen

Creating a skin over a polypropylene (PP) core, Santoprene xxM350 TPV is used to produce a top roll component of the door trim with an integrated arm rest in the Volkswagen Multivan and the glove box in the Volkswagen Beetle.


Case story Santoprene M200 TPV

Providing high overmolding adhesion force, Santoprene B200 TPV corner molding grades are designed to enhance bonding performance with TPV or ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber weatherseal profiles.

Santoprene Air Duct - black

Hyundai has turned to Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) for its short air ducts because it is 20 to 30% lighter than thermoset rubber.


Glass run channel weatherseal of the VW up

Santoprene TPVs have been selected for the glass run channel (GRC) weatherseal of the Volkswagen (VW) up!

santoprene bulb seal case story

Windsor Mold Group used Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) to enable direct extrusion, reduce costs, and improve performance of bulb seal on cowls.


Two automotive rack and pinion boots made from Santoprene TPV, on light blue background

Used by steering boot manufacturers for 30 years, Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) continue to withstand harsh environmental elements and offer effective protection against oil, road salt and debris.