Use Santoprene™ TPVs to manufacture soft toys that meet requirements for safety, toughness, durability and recyclability for soft toy manufacturing

Baby girl, about one year, chews on a multicolored, soft rubber teething toy

Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) used in the manufacture of soft-component toys meet and exceed requirements for safety, toughness, durability and recyclability.

A wide range of grades can be processed with conventional thermoplastic processing equipment to make extruded, injection-molded, blow-molded or thermoformed products. Santoprene TPV thermoplastic characteristics ensure fast, efficient processing and complete in-house scrap recycling.

Competitive advantages, more design flexibility
Santoprene TPVs offer:

  • Soft touch and low modulus for new toy design options
  • EN71 compliance
  • Easy colorability for attractive products
  • Rubber look and feel to eliminate the need for thermoset rubber
  • High flow index for faster production cycles
  • Melt bondability to polyolefins

Santoprene TPVs can be ordered in black or colorable pellets, as well as in specialty grades to meet specific requirements such as flame retardancy, enhanced UV stability and food contact.

Other elastomeric solutions
Formulators should also consider Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomers as a cost-effective polyolefinic alternative to PVC for flexible toy applications. Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers can add durability, strength and clarity, and support designs that meet EN71 and ASTM F963 standards.

Rigid toy materials
Manufacturers, brand owners and parents can trust our polypropylene resins recommended for toys.