Flexible TPV profiles
Canplex is one of the most important extruders of TPV and TPE profile extrusions in Canada. Discover how our expertise and our variety of products can help you propel your projects!
What is TPV?
Vulcanized thermoplastics, more commonly known as TPVs, are composed of EPDM rubber particles encapsulated in a polypropylene (PP) matrix. Thus, they have properties found in EPDM. Combining the characteristics of vulcanized rubber and the processing properties of thermoplastics, TPVs have compression and tension properties, increased durability and excellent resistance to extreme temperatures.
In addition, TPVs are fully recyclable, which makes them a particularly attractive ecological alternative.
What are the advantages of TPV?
TPVs offer several advantages; due to the unique properties they combine and the different applications they allow.
Thus, in addition to their compression and tension properties, TPVs are resistant to repeated movements and tearing. Above all, they are easily transformable, which explains their versatility and usefulness across so many varied industries.
Finally, once transformed, TPVs retain their integrity and dimensional stability, which makes it a reliable and durable alternative every time.
What is the difference between TPV and TPE?
TPEs, or "Thermoplastic elastomers", are copolymers that combine the elasticity of rubber and thermoplastic characteristics such as the ability to melt and be shaped. They are strong and resistant to abrasion, oils and greases, impact and tears. TPEs are also inexpensive, easily colored and available as rigid or soft compounds.
As for TPVs, they are a type of TPE, whose composition offers additional properties, such as the possibility of being compressed, among others.
What are the possible applications and uses of TPV?
The properties of TPV make it a popular alternative in several sectors, including construction, automotive, home appliances, electrical and medical devices.
At Canplex, we offer our customers the possibility of ordering several personalized TPV parts. For example:
- Flexible seals for commercial and industrial window systems,
- Flexible seals for household appliances,
- And much more!
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