Sherwood’s products offer a wide variety of industry applications:
There are many uses for SantopreneTM Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV) in an automobile. Santoprene TPV can be used to make weather seals, tubing, grommets, plugs, bumpers, and air duct. It can be applied as sheet inside cup holders, used as die cut floor and compartment mats etc… Santoprene TPV has outstanding sealing performance, resistance to extreme temperatures, and chemical exposure. It is a lightweight alternative to thermoset rubber materials in both static and semi-dynamic parts required for long term performance in automotive applications.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Santoprene TPV is used in weather seal and glazing seal applications for all types of windows including storefront, curtain walls, and skylights, It is used both commercially and residentially due to its low air and water infiltration ratings for the long life required of window and door systems.
Santoprene TPVs provide outstanding toughness and longevity for expansion joints in bridges, parking decks, and other items for road and rail construction.
It is well suited as long term seals, gaskets and other parts requiring resistance to flex fatigue, harsh temperatures and chemicals.
ExxonMobil Chemical has developed thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) for a range of demanding plumbing applications, including general seals and grommets, supply lines and riser tubes, deck plate seals, toilet flush valves and flapper valves, pullout sprayer hoses, diaphragms and plumbing parts for potable water. It can be used in a variety of sealing applications.
Santoprene TPV can be used in washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, small appliances and in floor care. It can be used to make couplings, seals, hoses, gaskets, dampeners, knobs and controls etc.. Santoprene TPV has excellent flex fatigue resistance.
In wire and cable applications, Santoprene TPVs provide flexibility and high performance in low-voltage insulation, jacketing, and electrical connectors. It can be used in both high and low voltage applications. They offer excellent flexibility, durability, and good resistance to flex fatigue and staining in extreme temperatures.