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Is Santoprene waterproof?

Is Santoprene waterproof?

For electrical components, Santoprene TPV can be used for watertight seals, enabling connectors to be insert-molded to cable jacketing, producing a single integral part.

Does Santoprene need to be dried?

Like most TPEs, Santoprene is hygroscopic and requires drying.

Is Santoprene a plastic?

Santoprene is not strictly rubber, but it acts like rubber in many applications. The product is a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) which acts like plastic in its molding characteristics.

Is Santoprene a TPV?

More specifically, Santoprene™ is a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), meaning Santoprene™ is fully dynamically vulcanized EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber in a thermoplastic matrix of polypropylene (PP).

Is Santoprene a silicone?

Santoprene rubber is a unique thermoplastic elastomer that combines flexibility, durability, and a great working temperature range all into one quality synthetic rubber material. The rubber compounds that make up our Santoprene sheets are a mixture of fully vulcanized EPDM rubber and polypropylene.

Is Santoprene heat resistant?

Parts made from Santoprene rubber offer a constant service temperature range from -60° C to + 135° C (-81° F to +275° F) with no cracking or tackiness. Excellent heat aging combines with resistance to oil and grease for outstanding durability.

Is Santoprene chemical resistant?

Santoprene is a thermoplastic rubber designed to offer chemical resistance equivalent to neoprene. It is resistant to a wide variety of solvents and chemicals. It is not readily soluble in common solvents but will swell in aromatic solvents and halogenated organic solvents.

What is the difference between TPE and TPV?

TPE stands for Thermoplastic elastomers, TPV stands for Thermoplastic Vulcanizate. They both are the part of thermoplastic family but still differ chemically. TPV rubber can be regarded as a variant of rubber that remains similar to EPDM on grounds of the overall performance and responsiveness.

Is Santoprene UV stable?

Santoprene Uses

Flame retardant: UV resistant and stabilized against copper and other metal-catalyzed degradation. Santoprene is UL 94 V-0 rated and UL 94 5VA rated.

What is Santoprene used for?

Santoprene is excellent for insert or 2 shot molding. Injection molding: Since Santoprene can be processed using the same techniques applied to more common thermoplastic molding applications, Santoprene can be used for injection molding, often with greater flexibility while reducing down-cycle time.