Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has licensed manufacturing rights from ExxonMobil Chemical for their patented Santoprene™ TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) nylon bondable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) product line. RTP Company has begun producing the products using the same Santoprene™ TPV technology to provide current users a seamless supply transition and will also develop new markets and applications.
“RTP Company has been producing specialty TPV compounds for over 20 years,” said Scott Mumm, Strategic Accounts and Alliances at RTP Company. “We are excited about this opportunity to take over production of ExxonMobil Chemical’s nylon bondable Santoprene™ TPV products because their addition will expand our bondable TPE product line and give us a definite advantage by having the highest performance materials in the nylon bondable arena.”
The materials will be marketed by RTP Company as their RTP 6091 Series bondable thermoplastic elastomer compounds and will continue to use Santoprene™ TPV technology to provide the same property profile. “ExxonMobil Chemical has certified the products RTP Company is producing are equivalents to their materials,” added Mumm.
When overmolded, RTP 6091 Series compounds, offer excellent bond strength with rigid nylon substrates. They are available globally with hardness of 55 to 85 shore A and in natural, black, and custom colors. Nylon bondable TPV compounds offer superior thermal resistance (up to 275°F/135°C), excellent chemical resistance, and better compression properties than alternative styrenic-based nylon bondable TPE materials.