Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Viprene® TPVs Offer Good Colorability

Looking for a rubber alternative with a soft, easy grip and good colorability?  Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) exhibit many properties similar to rubber such as flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil and grease. “Good colorability allows OEMs and processors to manufacture their end product in a variety of bold colors”, says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.

Viprene® TPVs Offer Good Colorability
In addition to its good colorability and rubber-like properties, Viprene® TPVs are fatigue resistant, dimensionally stable and offer very low compression set, heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility, and excellent U.V., and ozone stability.  It can also be processed using conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment.

Available in a Shore hardness range of 35A-50D, Viprene® TPV can be optimized with specific softness and grip needed in industrial, construction, appliance, and electronic applications.  Lower processing costs as well as adhesion to a broad range of substrates make it an ideal substitute of more costly material needed in soft touch parts such as overmolded grips for power tools, appliance, and utensil handles. “Offered in natural pellets, APS Elastomers can assist customers with a broad range of color concentrate”, adds Morin.

APS Elastomers is committed to providing in-depth and high level customer and technical service, problem-
solving, product development and support to designers, OEMs and processors; building relationships based on knowledge, trust and experience. APS Elastomers also provides beside-the-press consulting, full laboratory services and expedited shipment.

For more information on TPVs TPEs, TPUs, as well as standard and custom grades, contact: APS Elastomers at

Viprene® TPVs Offer Good Colorability