What is Thermoplastic Vulcanizate ( TPV ) ?

Thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), which consists of a polyolefin phase (PP) with a dynamically cured EPDM phase, is closely dispersed in the PP matrix which gives rubber-like properties and has the advantage of thermoplastic processing techniques.

The final blend morphology always consists of cross-linked, micron sized elastomer particles dispersed in a polymer matrix.

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Figure - EPDM/PP matrix after dynamic vulcanization

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