Toyota has selected Santoprene thermoplastic rubber from Advanced Elastomer Systems to replace the thermoset rubber used to make the cover on the parking brake pedal on its Windom, Camry and Qualis models.
In this application, Santoprene rubber resists wear and reduces slipping. These capabilities add to the part’s functionality and safety. By using Santoprene rubber, designers have also lowered part cost since less scrap is produced during the injection moulding process. This increases productivity compared to the previous thermoset rubber application.
An additional benefit is that Santoprene rubber is 100% reprocessable and recylable.
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