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It is extremely important to know where your rubber product is placed for your application. Using high quality materials to withstand exposure to the elements is vital to the life of your product. Seals and gaskets that are exposed to sunlight, temperature, ozone, and unexpected weather require proper preventative measures. To combat these weathering issues, many manufacturers will use a UV resistant material such as Santoprene™ TPV.


One of the materials that Sherwood Industries Inc. extrudes is made with Santoprene™ Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV) from Celanese. Santoprene TPV is a blend of polypropylene and EPDM rubber meaning it behaves like a rubber but processes like a thermoplastic. This material is a high performance elastomer that provides consistent performance and chemical resistance. There are various grades of Santoprene TPV that are UV resistant, and these sheet and profiles products can be used in a wide range of applications.

UV Resistant Santoprene TPV products have a weather resistant characteristic to them and are recommended for applications requiring excellent flex fatigue resistance. These grades of Santoprene TPV are designed for improved UV resistance and excellent ozone resistance. Some of the common uses include automotive applications, outdoor applications, construction applications, and glazing. Many of the UV resistant grades meet multiple automotive specifications and a handful of the UV Resistant grades are RoHS Compliant and meet UL agency ratings.


We can extrude sheet from 0.020” to 0.250” (0.6 mm to 6.3mm) thick. We offer widths between 6” to 36”. Our extruded sheet can be wound onto 3″ or 6″ PVC cores. Our machinery allows for flexibility on the amount of linear feet wound on each roll or a certain weight limit per roll. With four patterns and color matching capabilities, we can provide you with a customized product for your application. We can accommodate orders ranging from 500 pounds to truckloads, shipped worldwide.

We also offer profile extrusion to provide shapes and configurations to match your products’ exact requirements for your unique application. We make custom dies to extrude a shape that fits your requirements and will assure a consistent and reliable part over years of extrusion. Profile parts can be cut to length or wound into a roll.

Image of four patterns Sherwood provides. Block, haircell, matte and grain patterns.


Every grade of Santoprene™ TPV has a spec sheet detailing its specifications and properties. For your convenience, we have supplied links to many of the UV resistant spec sheets. Unsure if Santoprene TPV is right for your project? You can learn more about Santoprene TPV and our services regarding sheet extrusion and profile extrusion.

Disclaimer: These specifications listed are for reference only. View the most up to date Celanese specs on the Celanese database.