RTP Company: Acquisition of TPV product line from Zeon Chemicals

RTP Company, a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, announced the acquisition of the Zeotherm TPV product line from Zeon Chemicals. The transaction was completed in May 2019 and encompasses all products sold globally under the Zeotherm TPV name, said the company.

Zeotherm TPVs can be used for under-the-hood automotive components, such as this oil filter gasket (Source: RTP Company)

“This acquisition is just the latest step in our rapidly expanding Thermoplastic Elastomer business,” explained Todd Gummersbach, General Manager – TPEs at RTP Company. “The Zeotherm TPVs expand our product line, which includes compounds based on SEBS, TPV, TPU, POE, COPE, and COPA, making it one of the broadest TPE product portfolios in the industry.”

According to RTP Company, Zeotherm TPV products are complex and diverse formulations that are available in durometers ranging from 70 Shore A through 40 Shore D. The material is said to offer 150 °C continuous use performance while withstanding long-term exposure to engine oils and lubricant greases, a level that cannot be achieved with other TPEs or copolyesters. In addition, the TPV is said to bond well to nylon substrates in overmoulding applications.

“This TPV technology, along with RTP Company’s Nylabond products, offers customers a full range of nylon-based TPV options that can be customised to fit the precise requirements of an application,” said Gummersbach. “For design engineers with applications that require high performance in potentially harsh environments, such as under-the-hood automotive parts or harsh industrial applications, Zeotherm TPVs can be an excellent material choice.”