Custom TPV (Thermoplastic vulcanizates) Extrusion
Preferred Plastics is a leading extruder of custom TPV, or thermoplastic vulcanizates, parts and components.
What Is TPV?
Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) are thermoplastic elastomers that combine the characteristics of vulcanized rubber with the processing properties of thermoplastics. It exhibits many of the properties found in EDPM, and is compounded by encapsulating EDPM rubber particles in a polypropylene (PP) matrix. Specific properties of TPV include good compression and tension properties, chemical resistance, resistance to temperature extremes, dimensional stability, and durable performance.
TPV is used for applications in the construction, automotive, appliance, electrical, and medical device industries. Some of the custom TPV parts we manufacture at Preferred Plastics are:
- Weather seals
- Low compression and tension set
- Easily processed
- Fatigue resistant
- Good tear strength
At Preferred Plastics, we utilize sustainable, environmentally-responsible manufacturing practices, to minimize waste and maximize energy efficiency in our manufacturing. We can assist you in selecting environmentally friendly alternatives or compounds for your project.
Preferred Plastics is known worldwide for the high quality of our custom extruded parts. Our turnkey extrusion and finishing services include finishing services, including close tolerance cutting, precision drilling, notching, punching, trimming, welding, stamping, and custom packaging. Our two large state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest extruding and finishing equipment, providing the capabilities to manufacture simple and complex shapes to the most exacting specifications. Preferred Plastics is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
At Preferred Plastics, we are committed to manufacturing a high-quality part that meets your expectations, is delivered on time and on budget – all supported by superior customer service. We understand that the components and parts we deliver you are critical to the performance of your finished products and that the quality of our products impacts the quality of your products – and that it’s your reputation on the line. It’s that commitment that keeps our customers coming back.
Call today to see how we can help you! Kentucky Facility: (502) 935-3070 / Michigan Facility: (269) 685-5873