FCC products for this market are multifunctional and are present in many parts of an automobile. Our products are used in under the hood, interior and exterior applications, for parts such as headlight seals, cowls, sealing profiles, levers, door handles, mirror seals, air conditioning, air ducts, dust covers, cowl tops, spoilers, trim, plugs, through-holes, cup holders, linings, among others. Its applications range from components that require high chemical and temperature resistance, to sophisticated finishes.
We are a materials science company and have a vocation for innovation. Our inspirations are not in one place, but in each and every place.
FCC appeared at the end of the 1960s, and began its history producing components for the footwear market. Its dedication to improving processes and developing new technologies brought success. Success brought the will to grow and innovate even more. Then FCC consolidated itself, expanded its portfolio, and became a reference. Today, it does not produce a single material that it produced in the beginning, demonstrating its ability to create, co-create, reinvent, and transform itself.
TPV is a thermoplastic elastomer that has an elastomeric phase (dynamically vulcanized EPDM), highly dispersed in a Polypropylene (PP) based thermoplastic polyolefin matrix. This thermoplastic matrix allows the TPV to be processed through traditional plastic processing methods, as well as enabling its recycling. On the other hand, the elastomeric phase gives the material its softness and elastic response characteristics. FCC TPV has easy adhesion in PP and is resistant to temperatures up to 135°C, making it highly recommended for applications that require high thermal resistance, such as parts near an automobile engine. It can be used in complex parts via injection, blow molding or extrusion, ensuring excellent surface finish. FCC meets the global quality standards required by automotive and infrastructure standards.
TPE combines characteristics of flexibility and elasticity similar to rubber, and processability similar to thermoplastics, making it an ideal candidate to replace vulcanized rubber in many applications. TPE is widely used in sealing parts and in parts where grip is important. It is highly valued for applications in dynamic extruded, blown or injected parts that require flexibility andsoft touch. The high quality TPE produced by FCC meets ANVISA and FDA standards for contact with food, and the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia for contact with skin and mucous membranes, and is widely used in hygiene and health applications, home appliances, white goods, among others.