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Why Thermoplastic Vulcanisates Are Suitable for Automotive Applications

by Dan Owens

Are you planning to restore a vintage car you recently acquired? Read on and discover some of the reasons why you should buy as many parts made from thermoplastic vulcanisates, such as TPV Santoprene, as possible.

Reduced Weight

Some vintage cars may have been made at a time when technologies that delivered fuel efficiency had not yet been developed or perfected. Consequently, your vintage car is likely to consume a lot of fuel each time you drive it. One way to reduce that fuel consumption is by using the lightest parts that you can find on the market. Parts made from thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPV) are examples of automotive parts materials that will keep the overall weight of your vehicle minimal so that it consumes less fuel when driven.

Cost Effectiveness

TPV automotive parts are generally less costly to produce when compared to the parts made from other materials. For example, some parts, such as weather seals, made from certain materials (rubber, for example) require heat curing after production. Parts from TPV don't require that production step. Consequently, the TPV part is likely to be more affordable to buy when compared to another material for which the cost of heat curing was incurred. Using TPV parts will therefore reduce the overall cost of restoring the vintage car.

Better Performance

Thermoplastic vulcanisates also perform better when compared to other materials. For example, the rubber ingredients of the TPV auto part enables the component to resist being damaged by excessive heat when compared to a part that was made from plastic alone. This higher performance is a particularly desirable attribute given the amount of money that you are likely to sink into the restoration project in order to make the vehicle drivable. Superior performance means that you will take longer to perform repairs or replace the installed parts.

Easy Installation

The flexibility and toughness of thermoplastic vulcanisates makes the automotive parts made from this material easy to install. For instance, the flexibility of the material allows you to slip the part through tight spaces without having to disassemble other components in order to access the installation site. Consequently, you will spend less time and effort to install the different parts that your car needs.

As you can see, TPV parts offer a host of benefits for people who use them in automotive applications. Find suppliers of these parts near you so that your restoration project can be completed quickly and cost-effectively without sacrificing the quality of the work done.