Resin Families

Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)

All Resin Families

TPV provides good cost/performance value, it is lightweight, and it offers a low compression set, good flex fatigue properties, and good chemical and UV resistance.

Polymer Characteristics

  • Low Specific Gravity
  • Low Compression Set
  • Good Flex Fatigue Properties
  • Good High Temperature Performance and Heat Aged Properties
  • Broad End Use Temperature Range
  • Good Chemical and Fuel Resistance
  • Soft-Touch/Over-Molding/Bondable with Certain Substrates
  • Wide Hardness Range, 25 Shore A to 50 Shore D


  • General Purpose Grades
  • FDA Food Contact Compliant Grades
  • FDA Medical Approved Grades
  • UV Stabilized Grades
  • UL Approved Grades
  • Flame Retardant Grades
  • Bonding Grades
  • Lubricated Grades

Processing Methods

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow Molding

Typical Applications

  • Automotive (Interior Surfaces, Weather Seals, Under the Hood Parts)
  • Construction (Glazing Seals, Roof Sheeting, Road Expansion Joints)
  • Appliances (Seals, Gaskets, Pads)
  • Consumer Products (Housewares, Power Tools, Hand Tools, Toys)
  • Industrial (Hoses, Belts, Seals, Gaskets)
  • Electrical (Wire and Cable)
  • FDA Food Contact and Medical Component Parts

Trade Names

Celanese Santoprene® TPV.

Enplast EZPrene® Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)