TIVILON™ is a family of TPE products based on dynamically Vulcanized Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPVs). The first generation of TPVs were developed to replace thermoset rubber, cost-efficiently providing great performance and a fully recyclable product. For TIVILON™ grades, we have modified the basic TPV structure by adding a range of new thermoplastic elastomers so as to enhance performance and add to its unique characteristics. Compared to previous TPV generations, TIVILON™ offers improved tensile strength, increased stretch, and tear resistance, and is available in a wide range of hardnesses.
Made from a cross-linked rubber of EPDM dynamically dispersed in a polyolefin thermoplastic matrix, TIVILON™ displays properties similar to those of vulcanized rubber whilst maintaining full recyclability. The development of customized TIVILON™ grades highlights other impressive features of this product such as resistance to scratches, chemicals and solvents, ignition resistance, increased resistance to thermal aging and the possibility of a wide range of colors.
The improved processability of the TIVILON™ range means that it is easier to transform for injection molding or extrusion compared to traditional TPV products. TIVILON™ is particularly well-suited to bonding with other materials for co-injection and co-extrusion with polyolefins and their compounds. We offer TIVILON™ for various markets such as agriculture, automotive, building and construction, fashion and footwear, medical, sporting goods, and packaging.
Main technical characteristics of TIVILON™ TPV Compounds are:
- Good hardness range: 30 ShA – 60 ShD
- Usage range from -40°C up to 130°C (depending on the grade)
- Good compression set over a large temperature interval
- Good resistance to UV and thermal aging
Get in touch with our team and learn more about TIVILON™ TPV Compounds for your applications.
*According to the Association of Plastic Recyclers definition, which is based on OECD guideline and based on the data of LIFE16 ENV/ES00254 project of the European Union