automotive underhood & under-car benefits

Benefits

Some of the key benefits that Santoprene™ TPVs can bring to underhood applications are lower weight, part consolidation and reduced costs.

Not only do Santoprene TPVs have a lower specific gravity than thermoser rubber compounds, they also bond well with polypropylene and other thermoplastic materials. These features lower both weight and costs through the consolidation or elimination of parts such as metal fasteners.

Santoprene TPV features also include:

  • Excellent sealability and durability for reduced leakage compared to thermoset rubber compounds
  • Lower specific gravity and system weight than thermoset rubber compounds
  • Resistance to extreme temperatures and chemicals
  • Flexible processing and parts consistency
  • A potential contribution to a reduction in overall waste in the manufacturing process, as scrap produced during processing can be recycled

Under-car benefits
Santoprene TPV offers automotive manufacturers a tough, grease-resistant material that maintains its flexibility even in extreme conditions. Its strength, heat, noise and vibration performance make it an excellent choice for a wide range of demanding applications.

Most importantly, it will maintain excellent sealing performance in harsh conditions and extreme temperatures.

Santoprene TPV features include:

  • Excellent fluid resistance
  • Good elasticity/damping
  • Good bonding ability with a variety of hard and soft polymers
  • Design flexibility with tight dimensional tolerances
  • Production simplification
  • A potential contribution to a reduction in overall waste in the manufacturing process, as scrap produced during processing can be recycled