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Adding Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) to the grips and handles of kitchen tools, lawn and garden tools, writing instruments and other household products increases user comfort, adds shock absorption and reduces fatigue even with extended use. Nonslip surfaces promote control and safety in wet and dry environments.
Santoprene TPVs and Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomers also create ergonomic, soft-touch and mar-resistant feet, edge railings and foam padding in furniture applications.
Design flexibility, manufacturing efficiencies
Differentiate your designs with grades that bond to ABS, PC, PS, PMMA, ASA, PET, PPO/PS blends, PA and more. Even cold-insert bonds and multilayer bonding with metals, textiles and fluoro-elastomers are possible. FDA and EU food-compliant approved grades are available for kitchen tools.
This wide variety of bonding grades makes possible the consolidation of parts, lower cycle times and less assembly. Direct overmolding and coextrusion bonding options open the door to design flexibility and manufacturing cost efficiencies.
Chemical resistance and more
Santoprene TPV grades resist chemicals, water, oil, perspiration, ultraviolet light and ozone. Kitchen tool grips made with Santoprene TPVs also resist swell and tackiness in the presence of detergents and food and will not mar desks, floors or countertops. See the online TPV Fluid Resistance Guide.
Add cost efficiency and aesthetics with Vistamaxx elastomers
Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers offer additional options for housewares requiring outstanding surface appearance and flexibility.