Santoprene rubber is a unique thermoplastic elastomer that combines flexibility, durability, and a great working temperature range all into one quality synthetic rubber material. The rubber compounds that make up our Santoprene sheets are a mixture of fully vulcanized EPDM rubber and polypropylene. This thermoplastic material features a very good resistance to physical fatigue as well as outdoor environmental factors such as UV rays and ozone. Santoprene is a great sheet rubber material to use for applications that need seals, gaskets, and other various components. It is ideal for use in automotive, electrical, and general consumer products.
A High Performance Elastomer: Santoprene rubber features excellent physical and chemical characteristics. This is a quality synthetic rubber sheet that combines the performance characteristics vulcanized rubber, such as superior flexibility and low compression set, with the processing ease of thermoplastics. This thermoplastic elastomer has a durometer rating of 55-65, meaning that it is able to handle physical indentation fairly well while being flexible and pliable enough to use in various settings.
Great for Automotive Use: One simply has to consider the performance virtues of this thermoplastic material when considering a type of sheet rubber for use in automotive applications. It is already a physically durable material to begin with. However, this high quality synthetic rubber also features other characteristics that make it ideal for the harsh requirements of automotive use. Firstly, Santoprene sheets exhibit a great resistance to the oils and greases commonly found in automotive settings. Secondly, it has the ability to perform in temperatures that go up to 300° F. With these great characteristics, Santoprene rubber is meant for use in the auto industry.
Can Operate in Outdoor Conditions: The Santoprene thermoplastic elastomer is unique in the fact that it can function well in outdoor conditions. UV rays and ozone are a regular presence in the outdoors. They can often damage various other rubber products over time by causing cracks to form on the material surfaces. These Santoprene sheets will not suffer from that problem. This is largely due to the EPDM material used to make them. This quality synthetic rubber can be used in the outdoors fully exposed to UV rays and other weather conditions.
Slow burn rate
Low compression and tension set
Also available in a blocked surface texture option
Thermoplastic material stocked in popular gauges
Continuous Temperature Range: -50° F to 275° F
Intermittent Temperature Range: -74° F to 300° F
Santoprene rubber is polyolefin based and completely recyclable
Santoprene thermoplastic rubber is a family of high-performance elastomers which combine the performance characteristics of vulcanized rubber, such as flexibility and low compression set, with the processing ease of thermoplastics. It is the mixture of in-situ cross linking of EPDM rubber and polypropylene.
Withstands transient temperatures up to 150 Celsius (300F) and continuous temperatures to 135 Celsius (275F) per SAE J2236 (Standard Method for Determining Continuous Upper Temperature Resistance of Elastomers).
Fluid resistance similar to polychloroprene for aqueous-based fluids, oils and hydrocarbons.
Low compression and tension set.
Outstanding dynamic fatigue resistance.
Excellent ozone and good weathering resistance.
Fully vulcanized EPDM rubber particle in a thermoplastic matrix of Polypropylene (PP). Santoprene™ thermoplastic rubber grades are proprietary products. Their composition is trade secret information of Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P. These products are not identified by CAS number. All components of these products appear on the Inventory of Chemical Substances published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or qualify for the TSCA polymer exemption under U.S. Federal Register Vol. 60, No. 60, 3/29/95. New Jersey Trade Secret Registry No.: 01122800003-5001P.
EU 2003/11/EC: Compliant to EU Directive 2003/11/EC regarding marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations, specifically pentabromodiphenyl ether or octabromodiphenyl ether.
UL QMFZ2, UL QMFZ8: UL listed: file #QMFZ2.E80017, Plastics - Component; file #QMFZ8.E80017, Plastics Certified For Canada - Component.
EU Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) compliant.
Chrysler MS-AR100 AGN, Delphi SD-2-346 Sec. 4.1, Ford WSD-M2D378-A1, GM GMP.E/P.001, Valeo VMS-7055
Approximate weight per square foot: 1/8" weighs 0.45 lbs.
Shore Hardness (Shore A, 0.0787 in, 73.4 °F): 59.
Continuous -50° to +275° F
Intermittent -74° to +300° F
-76°F, ASTM D-746, ISO 812.
0.970. ASTM D792.
0.970 g/cm2. ISO 1183.
Smooth and Block Design
Tensile Stress at 100%:
300 psi, ASTM D412. Across Flow (73°F)
305 psi, ISO 37. Across Flow (73°F)
Tensile Stress at Break:
750 psi, ASTM D412. Across Flow (73°F)
754 psi, ISO 37. Across Flow (73°F)
Elongation at Break:
400%, ASTM D412. Across Flow (73°F)
91lbf/in, ASTM D624. Across Flow (73°F)
91lbf/in, ISO 34-1. Across Flow (73°F)
Per ASTM D2000 / SAE J200
AA, BA, BC, CA (Type, Class)
Burn rate is considered slow. Meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 302 (down to .040”).
Bonding and Decorating:
Santoprene TPV’s, like other polyolefins (PP, PE) are difficult materials for bonding and decorating. In order for an adhesive to wet Santoprene, it must have a critical surface tension lower than 28 dyne/cm. Most adhesives, tapes and coating have surface tension above this range and do not wet (adhere to) solid Santoprene TPV. For more information view document TL00308 (Exxon Mobil).
Appliance Components, Automotive Applications, Automotive Under the Hood, Consumer Applications, Diaphragms, Electrical Parts, Gaskets, Seals.
Santoprene is polyolefin based and completely recyclable.
In addition to hand fabrication, this product can be fabricated using laser, die, and water-jet cut. Please submit your drawings for a price quote.
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