Zeotherm TPVs can be used in under-the-hood automotive parts such as this oil filter gasket.
Zeotherm TPVs can be used in under-the-hood automotive parts such as this oil filter gasket.

RTP Company has acquired a thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPV) product line from Zeon Chemicals. The transaction encompasses all products sold globally under the Zeotherm TPV name.

‘The Zeotherm TPVs expand our product line, which includes compounds based on styrene ethylene butylene styrene (SEBS), TPV, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), polyolefins (POE), copolyester elastomers (COPE), and copolyamide (COPA), making it one of the broadest thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) product portfolios in the industry,’ said Todd Gummersbach, general manager at RTP Company.

Zeotherm TPV products reportedly offer 150° C (302° F) continuous use performance while withstanding long-term exposure to engine oils and lubricant greases. The material also bonds well to nylon substrates in overmolding applications.

‘For design engineers with applications that require high performance in potentially harsh environments, such as under-the-hood automotive parts or harsh industrial applications, Zeotherm TPVs can be an excellent material choice,’ added Gummersbach.

This story uses material from RTP, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.