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APS Elastomers' Viprene TPV: Lightweight Alternative for Use in Automotive Exterior Applications

Press release date: July 22, 2014

APS Elastomers has developed a thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) for use in automotive exterior applications. Viprene TPVs are a cost-effective, lightweight alternative for use in mirror mounts, mud guards and splash shields, bumpers, antenna bezels, and gaskets, seals and grommets. Available in natural or black pellets with a Shore hardness range of 35A-50D, Viprene TPVs provide flexibility over a wide temperature range and resistance to degradation from water, oil, and grease. Additionally, Viprene TPVs offer a better compression set, are fatigue resistant, dimensionally stable and offer heat aging stability, low temperature flexibility and excellent U.V. and ozone stability. "Our Viprene TPV can be formulated to individual specifications needed in a variety of automotive exterior applications", says Stephane Morin, owner of APS Elastomers.

For more information on Viprene grades for extrusion and injection molding, as well as other grades for conventional, unique or highly durable applications, contacts APS Elastomers,

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 shipments.


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