Refrigerators

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Use Santoprene™ TPVs for low compression set and low-temperature elastic recovery in refrigerator seals and gaskets
Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs)  combine low compression set and excellent elastic recovery at low temperatures, making them ideal for refrigerator components, including:

  • Extruded or molded freezer interior gaskets
  • Cold air transfer ducts
  • Water dispenser and filter gaskets
  • Drain tubes and seals
  • Motor mounts and vibration dampeners

Parts consolidation
Bonding properties with polypropylene and engineered plastics such as polyamide and ABS help create excellent refrigerator seals. Santoprene TPVs can also reduce manufacturing costs by decreasing cycle time and assembly steps compared with thermoset rubber.

UL, NSF, FDA and RoHS certification
Santoprene TPV grades recommended for refrigerators, including NSF- and FDA-approved grades, are UL- and RoHS-compliant. This helps you get products to market faster.

Design freedom
The colorability, tight molding tolerances and compatibility of Santoprene TPVs with other materials, including our ExxonMobil™ polypropylene resins support the design of cost-efficient components that are in step with latest market trends. Overmolded connectors for cold air transfer ducts are just one example.

Consider other polymer solutions from ExxonMobil Chemical
Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomer (PBE)  provides excellent clarity when added as a cold-temperature impact modifier to polypropylene and, with inherent outstanding adhesive strength, protects finished product surfaces when co-extruded as a surface protective film.

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