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MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen
MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen
Product image: Masterflex TPV hose Master-PE L EL

Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV)

TPV offers the properties of a vulcanized rubber with the processability of a thermoplastic, making it ideal for the production of high-quality industrial hoses and innovative connection solutions.

In focus: Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) as a material

Basic information about TPV

Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) belong to the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family.

TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) are plastics that can be plastically deformed when heated, i.e. exhibit thermoplastic behavior, and behave mechanically like elastomers. The service properties of TPE are similar to those of rubber.

A distinction is made between:

  • TPE-A (thermoplastic polyamide elastomers)
  • TPE-E (Thermoplastic copolyester elastomers)
  • TP-O (Thermoplastic elastomers based on olefins, mainly EPDM/PP)
  • TPE-S (Thermoplastic styrene block polymers)
  • TPE-U (Thermoplastic polymers based on urethane)
  • TPE-V (Thermoplastic vulcanizates)
  • TPZ (Unclassified thermoplastic elastomers of any other composition)



Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) are special classes of thermoplastic elastomers in which dynamic vulcanization of the rubber phase takes place during melt mixing with a partially crystalline thermoplastic matrix phase at elevated temperature. They are a group of simultaneously thermoplastic and elastic plastics. They combine the low-cost processability of thermoplastics with the elastic properties of elastomers.

The best-known TPV is santoprene, which consists of ethylene-propylene-diene rubber particles (EPDM) in a matrix of polypropylene (PP).

TPV hoses (thermoplastic vulcanizates) have many uses in industrial applications. TPV hoses are mainly used as suction hoses or transport hoses. A wide variety of solids, gaseous media and liquids can be safely conveyed through them.

Portrait: Ferhat Ekinci Inside Sales (Export) Spiral Hoses  at Masterflex

TPV offers the properties of a vulcanized rubber with the processability of a thermoplastic.

Ferhat Ekinci, Inside Sales (Export) Spiral Hoses

TPV hoses

Masterflex hoses made of TPV

TPV suction and transport hose, very light, highly flexible, for higher temperatures


Use of TPV hoses in wind turbines (WTG)

Find out here what the Master Santo SL has to do with cooling the nacelle of a wind turbine and the Master Santo L with heating systems for rotor blades of WTGs:

Our hoses in wind turbines (WTGs).

In addition to TPV, Masterflex also processes other materials

Material picture: Granulate polyurethane Material of Masterflex

Polyurethane (PUR)

PUR is the ideal material for industrial hoses that must be used to transport highly abrasive or problematic media.

More about PUR


Material picture: Polyethylene granulate Material of Masterflex

Polyethylene (PE)

Increased chemical resistance as well as alkali and acid resistance: this is what distinguishes PE hoses.

More about the material PE



Material picture: PVC granulate Masterflex

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

PVC is an inexpensive, versatile material, suitable for almost any environment and application.

More on PVC as a material