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TPV: Is it rubber or plastic?

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TPV: Is it rubber or plastic?

TPV is a new material that bridges the gap between plastic and rubber. More and more designers use TPV as their preferred material, but why has this hybrid material become so popular?

What is TPV?

TPV, the full name is thermoplastic vulcanizate, is a form of rubber that is vulcanized during the mixing process. This means that by introducing crosslinks, the polymer is transformed into a more durable material.

The structure of the initial rubber has been changed, creating a more durable and useful material. In addition, this material is very customizable-it can meet a variety of different requirements, which is part of the reason why it has become such a popular product.


The characteristic is that this material has a slightly blurred boundary between plastic and rubber. These are just some of the features of TPV.

1. The material is very durable.

2.The durability of the material improves its ability to recover from any deformation.

3.Outdoor exposure of aggressive ingredients has very low impact on the product.

4.Strong resistance to specific solvents, fats and oils.

5.High heat resistance.

6.100% recyclable.

All these characteristics work together to produce extremely useful and flexible products, and this is TPV-it is not difficult to see why this material has become so popular.


TPV compounds are widely used in a variety of different industries, and the different properties of this material contribute to this versatility. The industry that most commonly uses TPV compounds is.

  • Car

  • Construction

  • Electronics industry

  • Consumer Goods Market

Recently, the use of this compound in the automotive industry has seen a strong increase, because automotive/pipe sealing requires a material with extremely high heat resistance.


When you see the many benefits that this material actually has, it’s no surprise that designers turn to this compound, which of course depends on the desired application. Some of these benefits include

It can be easily and completely colored without affecting any performance (this is only applicable to certain series of TPV materials).

  • Fully customizable, such as: flow characteristics, gravity and strength.

  • High resistance to solvents, oils and fats.

  • High ratio performance at high temperature.

  • Anti-oxidation, anti-wear and anti-tear.

  • 100% recyclable.

  • Design flexibility.

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