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Santoprene™ TPV used in Hyundai air ducts

Hyundai has turned to Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) for its short air ducts because it is 20 to 30% lighter than thermoset rubber. It also does not require heat curing – thereby lowering energy use and reducing cycle times, when compared to ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber compounds. In addition, Santoprene TPV also enables manufacturers to simplify the manufacturing of air management systems through injection molding and heat welding with polypropylene components. It is helping Hyundai and OEMs increase manufacturing efficiency while meeting long-term sealing requirements.

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