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From durability and scratch-resistance to strength and a “comfort-touch” feel, ExxonMobil Chemical offers the essential ingredients for optimal performance in interior automotive parts.

Applications and benefits

Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) “comfort touch” interior skins, giving surfaces a “warmer” feel compared to hard polypropylene (PP) and soft paint skins. They are an outstanding choice for automotive interior applications because of excellent surface qualities that include:

  • Comfort-touch feel
  • High scratch and mar resistance
  • Good abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Low fogging and odor emissions
  • Excellent colorability and stability
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Key benefits of our flapper door seals include:

  • Cost reduction through function integration
  • Improved sealing performance
  • Weight reduction
  • Good long-term aging resistance
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Key benefits of our evaporator core housing seals include:

  • Cost reduction through function integration
  • Improved sealing performance
  • Weight reduction
  • Good long-term aging resistance
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Key benefits of steering column covers made with Santoprene TPVs include:

  • Dry and soft touch
  • Homogeneous surface appearance
  • Excellent UV and aging resistance
  • Good adhesion to PP
  • Broad processing window
  • Low fogging and low odor

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With higher impact than standard impact copolymers, Achieve™ Advanced PP enables tougher, lighter vehicle components that are durable and safe.

Exxtral™ performance polyolefins help improve balance of stiffness and high-impact strength for interior trim, instrument panels, door panels and other interior applications.

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Gain cost and performance advantages with plasticized PVC automotive parts. Jayflex™ plasticizers help car manufacturers and automotive equipment manufacturers meet the demand for extreme temperature conditions and durability. They also enable the latest design changes for lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Key benefits include:

  • Resistance to fogging (volatized plasticizer condensing on glass surfaces)
  • Impact resistance
  • Low-temperature flexibility
  • Proper feel to finished products (no slick or sticky surfaces)
  • Adaptability to a variety of processes

Applicable Jayflex plasticizers include:

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Product solutions

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    TPV

    Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) are dependable polymers for flexible engineered parts that require long-term performance.

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  • Wiring using DIDP plasticizer

    DIDP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DIDP plasticizer is one of the largest-volume general-purpose high-molecular-weight plasticizers for the wire and cable industry.

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    DIUP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DIUP plasticizer is a high-molecular-weight plasticizer designed to provide good performance at high temperatures and good outdoor-weathering capabilities.

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    DTDP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DTDP plasticizer is the highest-molecular-weight phthalate plasticizer, providing greater performance at high temperatures. It is the preferred plasticizer for automotive cable applications and THHN/NMB electrical wire insulation.

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    Exxtral™ performance polyolefins

    Replace higher-cost and heavier materials traditionally used in automobile parts.

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  • Rethink what’s possible using Achieve™ advanced PP

    Achieve™ Advanced PP

    Challenge reality and rethink what’s possible in automotive performance, packaging design, hygiene comfort and appliance appeal.

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    Extraordinarily tough automotive parts using Achieve™ Advanced PP

    With higher impact than standard impact copolymers, Achieve™ Advanced PP enables tougher, lighter vehicle components that are durable and safe.

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    Enhanced automotive applications

    Jayflex™ DINP offers the optimal balance of processability and performance for your automotive applications.

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    The many shapes of Santoprene TPV

    Santoprene TPV is all around you. Check out just some of its uses in everyday life.

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    The Santoprene TPV story – its past, present and future

    From over 40 years ago until today, Santoprene TPV inspires innovation and collaboration with our customers. Shaping the future - together.

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