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Under the hood

Improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of under-the-hood automotive components with EPDM rubber and butyl rubber, and polypropylene.

Applications and benefits

Rely on Vistalon™ ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber in automotive coolant, air and heater hoses, as well as AC and brake hose formulations to achieve:

  • High tear strength
  • High temperature and long-term aging resistance
  • Excellent flexibility
  • Easy mixing and processing

Common industry uses include:

  • General purpose hose
  • Heat-resistant hose
  • High-heat-resistant hose
  • Brake hoses

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Vistalon ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber is a copolymer specifically engineered for use in industrial power transmission drive belts.

Developed for peak performance, specifically in the grinding manufacturing process, Vistalon™ 706 EPM offers good tear strength and flex-crack resistance. It outperforms chloroprene rubber in heat aging resistance and is a lower-cost alternative to hydrogenated nitrile rubber.

Key benefits include:

  • Extended belt lifetime in a high-temperature environment
  • High load to sustain startup
  • High resistance to pulley clogging
  • Quieter running

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ExxonMobil™ PP is designed for high-performance automotive and other battery case applications.

Key benefits:

  • Enhanced product performance
  • Good heat and UV resistance
  • Cost reduction opportunities
  • Distinct ivory appearance

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ExxonMobil PP

Exxtral™ performance polyolefins provides lightweight opportunities compared to current commercial grades for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications. 

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