Santoprene® thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are high-performance elastomers that combine the best attributes of vulcanized rubber – such as flexibility and low compression set – with the processing ease of thermoplastics. In consumer and industrial product applications, the combination of Santoprene TPV properties and ease of processing delivers improved performance, consistent quality and lower production costs. In automotive applications, the light weight of Santoprene TPVs contributes to improved efficiency, fuel economy and reduced costs. Santoprene also offers numerous benefits in appliance, electrical, construction, healthcare and packaging applications.  It is often also used to overmold items such as toothbrushes, handles, etc.