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Syringe tips, peristaltic tubes, seals, gaskets and grips  

ExxonMobil Chemical selected PolyOne Corporation to be its primary marketing specialist for thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) medical products made using ExxonMobil Chemical’s Santoprene™ TPV. ExxonMobil Chemical supplies Santoprene TPV feedstock to PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers for the manufacture of custom compounded medical-grade formulations marketed and sold globally by PolyOne under its GLS brands.

Applications and benefits

Syringe tips, peristaltic tubes, seals, gaskets and grips are among the products that benefit from Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates. Key benefits include:

Excellent performance

  • Long-term durable sealing capabilities in harsh environments
  • Outstanding physical properties
  • High-end finished part aesthetics through aspect harmonization and excellent surface qualities

Reduced part/system costs

  • Ease of processing, which allows a broad processing window, fast cycle times and tight tolerances in part design
  • Design flexibility, which allows the combination of hard/soft materials
  • Lower scrap rates compared to thermoset rubber materials

Sustainability opportunities

  • The lower density of Santoprene TPVs compared to thermoset rubber and other thermoplastic elastomers can contribute to reduced part weight
  • Reduction in overall waste in the manufacturing process as scrap produced during processing can be recycled
  • Due to integrated manufacturing, such as multishot injection molding, chemical usage is reduced because spray coatings and adhesive application are not needed
  • Reduced manufacturing energy consumption as heat curing is not required compared to EPDM thermoset rubber
  • Less manufacturing space because typical TPV extrusion lines only need one-third of the space used by comparable EPDM thermoset lines
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