Vi-Chem's plastic product line has expanded over the years to include a wide range engineered TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) and PVC-based polymer alloy compounds.
Our Research and Development department strives
to continually develop cost-effective products to meet the stringent
requirements of a variety of industries.
Interion® high performance compounds
PVC / Vinyl
SEBS (styrenic block copolymers)
TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizates)
TPU (thermoplastic polyurethanes)
Trivin™ Polymer Alloys
High performance compounds specifically designed for automotive interior use.
The family includes PVC, TPO and SEBS grades suitable for injection, extrusion
and slush molding.
PVC / Vinyl Products
Vi-Chem Corporation has a variety of black,
natural, pre-colored (including the tough exterior automotive metallics) and
paintable Vinyl compounds. Each engineered PVC
(Polyvinyl Chloride) compound is customized for injection molding, extrusion or blow
These compounds are available from 55 Shore A, through rigid durometers, and most
Vinyl compounds can be color
matched to exacting standards.
Extrusion, injection molding and blow molding
grades, in low (<2) to high (>90) gloss levels can be produced to meet the needs
of pre-colored and black parts.
Specific grades are available to satisfy demanding
automotive specifications, some of which are
matched to one of over 1000 automotive interior or exterior colors. Vi-Chem will
also meet your demanding gloss and fogging requirements.
Flexovin™ PVC Compounds:
Engineered injection PVC compounds for
Engineered extrusion PVC compounds for
Low cost automotive PVC compounds
Ecovin™ PVC Compounds:
Low cost PVC compounds with recycled content
Marvyflo® Series PVCs:
Slush moldable PVC compounds for automotive
interior use in parts such as door and instrument panels.
We design our line of thermoplastic elastomers
to meet both
your current and future market needs. These compounds provide rubber-like
properties with thermoplastic processing economics:
TPE / TPO / Ecotuf™:
The Ecotuf line of TPOs utilize post-industrial
and/or post-consumer feedstocks to be friendlier to the environment. These
products are designed for general TPE applications.
TPE / TPO / Ethavin™:
The Ethavin lines of TPOs (Thermoplastic Polyolefins) resist burning, while combining cut-through resistance,
abrasion resistance, oil & gasoline resistance, and cold temperature flexibility.
Typical applications include
fuel line covers and sleeves, cable covers and jacketing, brake line covers and industrial hose covers.
The Ethavin C75 and Ethavin C85 Series of TPOs, provides the necessary flame
retardancy and strong abrasion and cut through resistance for fuel cover applications.
Our fire retardant
Ethavin 9080FR adds additional heat resistance and compression set resistance
to the typical Ethavin TPE properties. Higher performance hose and tubing
applications can take advantage of these enhanced properties.
TPE / TPV /
The Nitrovin line of TPVs (Thermoplastic Vulcanizates) provide excellent processibility, compression set resistance,
high heat resistance, excellent low temperature properties, oil & gasoline resistance, colorability, and anti-squeak
Applications, such as
automotive sealing systems
or underhood tubing can utilize the unique properties of these extrusion alloys
of PVC and nitrile rubber.
TPE / TPO / Oleflex™:
Oleflex compounds are Olefinic based TPOs for
automotive and general use. These products are ideally suited for soft touch and
other 2-shot applications
TPE / TPO / Spectra®:
The Spectra line of TPOs combine colorability
with excellent weathering for exterior high gloss applications. They can be
pre-colored to match even metallic paint.
TPE / SEBS /
The Sevrene line of SEBS (Styrene-Ethylene-Butadiene-Styrene) based TPEs combine broad temperature capabilities
with excellent weathering properties.
These are key requirements for
applications, sealing systems, and soft touch industrial and consumer
These TPE products can be color matched to straight shade colors, and are easily co-extrudable
with olefins, resulting in very cost effective parts. In addition, they can be
modified to bond to a variety of thermoplastic materials.
TPE / SBS /
The Sevrite line of SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene) based TPEs provide the same broad temperature capabilities
as the Sevrene TPE line, but in a more cost effective product where strong exterior weathering properties are not
Applications perfect for these SBS products include
side airbag covers
and soft touch industrial and consumer components.
TPE / TPU /
The Uravin line of TPUs (Thermoplastic Polyurethanes) provide scuff resistance, excellent cold temperature properties,
and color match capability.
Automotive, heavy truck and industrial
are ideal applications for these extrusion alloys of PVC and polyurethane.
Trivin™ / Polymer
The Trivin line of high heat, rigid and semi-rigid polymer alloys provide:
Ease of extrusion
Ability to be injection molded in thin sections
High gloss or low gloss capability
Excellent outdoor aging and colorability
These properties make this Polymer Alloy ideal
for high heat building extrusions, and other building applications.
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