About Vi-Chem Corporation!

Today, I would like to feature our highly acclaimed automotive grade and custom compounds supply partner, Vi-Chem Corporation.

Simcoe Plastics Ltd is proud to offer the Canadian marketplace premium quality PVC, TPE, TPV and Spectra® TPO compounds produced by Vi-Chem Corporation.

Vi-Chem has a variety of PVC, TPE, TPV and Spectra® TPO based products, a vast selection of automotive products for all of your sealing systems, glass encapsulation and soft touch interior trim needs.

Here is a snapshot of the products and what they are best for:

Sevrene Styrenic Block Copolymers (TPE-S); These triblock elastomers are very versatile and the most widely used. For instance, to change the stiffness you can vary the percentage of hard end blocks. Comparably, the length and type of the center segments can be adjusted to increase resistance to heat, ozone and UV, or reduce cost. This brand is the softest type available and has the best haptics to improve touch and feel in use. The ease of development enables optimal blending of performance and productivity.

Flexivon & V-Series Vinyl (PVC); these are stabilized for use in tooling with hot runners, pre-coloured grade with low (<2) to high (>90) gloss levels are available, tested and approved for hundreds of OEM specifications. Rigid compounds are accessible where higher modulus is essential. The flexible compounds offer a good balance of elastomeric properties that are colour matched or effortlessly colourable.

Cerberon Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPE-V, TPV, DVA, MEA)

The addition of high levels of rubber expand use temperature, and the family has been designed with ease of processing in mind. This family also exhibits good heat aging and very good flex-fatigue. These alloywed elastomers have a continuous phase of plastic (usually polypropylene) in which is dispersed very small particles of vulcanized rubber (usually EPDM).

Urvain Specialty Alloy (TPE-U, MEA)

With outstanding colourability, this family provides scuff resistance plus exceptional retention of properties at cold temperature.

Oleflex Thermoplastic Olefin (TPE-O, TPO)
Blends of polypropylene (hard phase) with a ethylene-propylene rubber (soft phase) compounded with addictive packages. Good cost/performance balance for flexible to semi-rigid parts.


Vi-Chem is a world-class manufacturer of custom thermoplastic compounds and polymeric alloys, delivering value-added compounded products for injection molders, blow molders and extrusion operations. Specializing in PVC and elastomeric solutions, Vi-Chem is the performance materials compounder of choice for the automotive and other polymer-related industries. Vi-Chem is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., and serves global customer base, bolstered by accreditation to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive manufacturing standard as well as ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratory certification

Vi-Chem Corporation has built a leadership position in specialty TPE and PVC compounds for the automotive industry. We here at Simcoe Plastics Ltd are proud to offer their products to the Canadian marketplace.