Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) (Romulus, MU) has announced it would be offering its own brands of soft thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) to be sold under the tradename Viprene. The first series of products to be offered will be marketed under the tradename of Viprene G – a general purpose TPV that combines the various mechanical performance properties of thermoset rubber with the processing ease of plastics. These materials offer good flexibility at low temperatures as well as long-term resistance in harsh environments and demanding applications where abrasion, chemical, and UV resistance are required. Features include:
- Hardness ranges from 45 Shore A to 50 Shore D.
- Applicability in appliance and window seals to rollers, mechanical equipment, gaskets, electronic components (cable jacketing), boots and bellows, and marine products.
- Availability in pellets of natural and black.