Expertise in Santoprene™
Looking for a compound that offers high-performance and versatility? Santoprene™ (TPV) could be the solution you need. Learn more about how KEP delivers Santoprene™ products that satisfy the demands of our customers in a wide range of industries.
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Santoprene™ & TPV
Santoprene™, also known as Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV), are a group of compounds that are easy to work with, dependable and offer excellent performance. KEP can design your Santoprene prototype or reengineer an existing product to your exact specifications with this compound for use in many industries. We’ll make sure your TPV product meets the demands of your industry – from Food & Beverage to Medical & Surgical and beyond.
KEP TPV products are a top choice for our customers for numerous applications, particularly food/beverage industries and peristaltic pump applications. We carry NSF, FDA and Medical compounds for these markets.
KEP TPVs are an excellent choice for applications that require performance while remaining economical. For over a decade leaders in the food and beverage industry have partnered with Kent Elastomer to fill this need. Santoprene can be molded, extruded and reused like plastics which also means this compound is a top choice for recyclability.
Ask KEP about the best uses of Santoprene for your industry, from industrial and electrical to medical, or come to us with a product idea you have – we’ll get to work to create a Santoprene product that fits your exacting specifications. At KEP, our customer service is always reliable because we’re here to get your questions answered and make sure your project is moving along according to plan! Our experts will start by designing a product prototype, then we can customize your packaging and set up a delivery schedule that fits your business’ needs.
Durable meets flexible and versatile. Our TPVs provide durability, flexibility, and excellent long-term resistance to heat, hot fluids, oils, and dairy products. The physical properties and performance characteristics of Santoprene also include resistance to Ozone, soft rubbery feel, excellent colorability, excellent flex fatigue resistance, ability to be resterilized, and low taste transfer.
Santoprene is resistant to harsh chemicals, grease, and oil and can be used to manufacture both soft and rigid product properties, making it a versatile compound choice.
How Santoprene™ Products Are Made
Santoprene’s performance characteristics make it ideal for a wide range of manufacturing needs including standard extrusion and molding, specialty molding, extrusion, bonding, injection molding, and insert molding. KEP manufactures Santoprene products in our FDA-registered facility that is maintained and adheres to ISO 13485:2016 and GMP guidelines. State of the art in-line laser gauges monitor precise and strict dimensional tolerances. Tight tolerances and attention to high-quality – from manufacturing to shipping – means your Santoprene products will be consistent and fit your market’s needs.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
A soft and durable non-latex choice. Available in FDA, NSF and USP Class VI material compounds which makes it safe for a variety of industries.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Our PVC compounds are resistant and non-toxic. Choose from medical-grade options and a variety of custom compounds to fit your specific needs.
Natural Rubber Latex
Latex options to fit your exacting specifications and expertise our customers have trusted for over 50 years.
These compounds feature excellent adhesion, durability, and resistance to flames, oils, and more, making is a great choice for a variety of different uses.
We remove the proteins found in natural rubber latex that cause allergies, but this compound is made from the same flexible and versatile polymer.
Our NSF, FDA and Medical TPV compounds are versatile for use in numerous applications including food and beverage.
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
This compound has excellent clarity and chemical resistance, making it a great choice for applications that require more durability.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Tubing
A trusted alternative for many latex and silicone tubing applications.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tubing
For applications that require stability we produce PVC tubing to your exact specifications.
We’re the only manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the U.S. – trusted for over 50 years. Let’s work together to create the product you need.
KEP delivers leadership, expertise, and innovation in surgical tubing. Our customer service is second to none and our manufacturing is certified lean.
Choose us to manufacture your dip-molded parts and shorten your product-development cycles and minimize start-up costs.
Concerned about latex sensitivity? We manufacture a proprietary blend of materials specifically chosen to provide physical properties that closely resemble latex.
Santoprene™ Data Sheets
Find out more about our Santoprene™ compounds and their technical specifications.
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