1.  Thermoplastic Vulcanisate (TPV) compounds are high performance materials designed for demanding applications where improved durability, heat or fluid resistance are required.


2.  They are composed of a highly vulcanised rbber phase dispersed throughout a thermoplastic matrix and combine the processing ease, efficiency and recyclability of a thermoplastic with the improved flexibility, low compression set and resistance to aggressive fluids of a vulcanised rubber.


3.  They have seen strong growth in automotive seals, pipe seals, and other applications where a heat resistance of up to 135°C is required.


4.  Hardness values range typically from 45 Shore A to 50 Shore D.


5.  TPVs also lend themselves to under bonnet automotive applications where improved temperature and oil resistance is required.


6.  DRYFLEX TPV is the brand name for Hexpol Thermoplastic Vulcanisate Polymer.

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