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Designers and engineers are constantly challenged to reduce the environmental impact of their applications. Santoprene™ TPVs can provide potential sustainability benefits such as reduced weight, more sustainable manufacturing and recycling versus other polymeric materials like thermoset rubber (TSR) or ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber.
The lower density of Santoprene TPVs, as compared to thermoset rubber and other thermoplastic elastomers, contributes to reduced part weight . For example, Santoprene TPV can deliver 29% weight savings for glass run channel (GRC) weatherseal systems compared to EPDM rubber and 25 to 45% weight savings for clean air ducts versus thermoset rubber compounds.
Santoprene TPVs can contribute to a reduction in overall waste in the manufacturing process as scrap produced during processing can be recycled.
Sustainablility opportunities in manufacturing
Santoprene TPVs may contribute to reduced energy consumption, decreased chemical use and reduced manufacturing space, when compared to EPDM rubber.
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