Thermoplastic Vulcanizate
January 2007
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The new version of Santopreneā„¢ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) is designed for food contact and bonds with engineering thermoplastics. The new grade is said to be suitable for many types of applications that come into contact with food and liquids, including kitchen utensils, cutlery, blenders and processing equipment, small kitchen appliances such as toasters, kettles and microwaves, and caps, seals and closures. TPV B100 is designed for adhesion to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), polystyrene (PS), acrylic (PMMA), acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polyphenylene oxide (PPO)/PS blends using cold insert, two-shot injection or extrusion molding. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe, the product is a soft, non-hygroscopic elastomer, which is said to exhibit excellent surface appearance, a durable soft-touch feel and good colorability processability. ExxonMobil Chemical

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