Thermoplastic Olefins (TPOs) are used to produce products for a variety of industries. TPOs are tough and durable, and they are easily molded to meet specific application requirements, such as being weather-resistant, paintable, scratch-resistant, low odor and have low carbon emissions.
Thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPV or TPE-V) are higher performing than TPO. These too are compounds of PP and EPDM rubber, however they have been dynamically vulcanized during the compounding step. They are used in automotive seals, pipe seals, and other applications where a heat resistance of up to 120 degrees C is required. Shore hardness values range typically from 45A to 45D. TPVs also lend themselves to under-the-hood automotive applications where improved temperature and oil resistance are required.