Energy costs boost Santoprene in auto uses

Esposito, Frank
September 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;9/22/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that growing concerns about energy savings and gas mileage are helping to boost the Santoprene-brand thermoplastic elastomers into the automotive weather seal market. According to Bonny Bennyhoff, a market development specialist with Houston-based ExxonMobil Chemical, the environment already has helped Santoprene-a thermoplastic vulcanizate-enter into weather seals on numerous vehicles made by Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp.


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