Commercial glazing  

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Improve commercial glazing seal performance with Santoprene™ TPVs
Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) provide durability, longevity and exceptional sealing performance in curtain wall, storefront, architectural window and skylight weatherseal applications. Available in general purpose, UV and fire-retardant grades, Santoprene TPVs deliver performance that has been proven for more than two decades in landmark commercial buildings worldwide.

Resilient, long-lasting seals

  • Outstanding weatherability; resists hardening and cracking with age
  • Excellent resistance to acids, bases, cleaners and pollutants
  • Consistent sealability in extremely cold temperatures
  • Better long-term compression stress relaxation than ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) or alternatives

Precise fit and design flexibility

  • Excellent design flexibility, supported by coextrusion options and better color matching than with EPDM and neoprene seals
  • Consistent profile dimensions for consistent sealing pressure, job to job
  • Less staining with RTV silicone seals and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers than alternatives
  • Easily installed

Using less, delivering more

  • Can contribute to a reduction in overall waste in the manufacturing process as scrap produced during processing can be recycled
  • Time and cost savings with heat weldable corners; no adhesives or injection-molded corners required

Compliance
The excellent sealability of Santoprene TPV commercial glazing seals lead to high design pressure ratings for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) air and water infiltration standards and low U-values for National Fenestration Rating Council (NNFC) test standards.