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Lean manufacturing is the process of cutting back on certain materials or speeding up certain processes to lower the overall cost of manufacturing. There can be key benefits to this approach to manufacturing, but it's important to move forward with a balanced view of lowering costs without compromising quality. This blog looks at that concept, but it also delves into other information related to the manufacturing and industrial fields. Ultimately, this blog is designed to help manufacturing professionals as well as B2B clients who purchase products or outsource processes to this field. If you have questions, I hope that you find the answers you need here.


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Reasons Why Homeowners Should Opt for TPV Window and Door Seals

by Mark Peters

Traditionally, homeowners do not consider the impact doors and windows have on the general aesthetics of a house. Typically, these components serve other functions such as keeping your family safe, locking out debris, allowing fresh air into the home, and providing natural light. Often, people decide to compromise on aesthetics at the expense of functionality. However, modern times call for a change in the way we view windows, doors, and their impact on aesthetics. In this regard, TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) gives you an opportunity to realize the benefits of both functionality and beauty. This article provides reasons why homeowners should use TPV seals to enhance the overall outlook of their houses.

Can Be Dyed with Ease – Black rubber seals are quite common, but you should not settle for the ordinary. For instance, a significant difference between rubber and TPV seals is the ease with which the latter can be dyed using a variety of colors. The chemical composition of TPV allows it to absorb different dyes readily during the manufacturing process. As such, you can decide to install blue TPV sealers on your living room windows and match them with your curtains or couch.  On the other hand, the glass door leading to your backyard can have green or yellow TPV seals to match the potted flowers on your patio.

Unrivaled Thermal Properties -- Doors and windows are often exposed to extreme weather conditions. Over an extended period, for instance, temperature variations will cause window seals to wear out and leave your house vulnerable to external elements. However, the thermal qualities of TPV seals guarantee longevity under extreme weather conditions. It is for this reason that TPV is the preferred material for sealing refrigerator doors.  The tight tolerances of TPV will also allow your skylight to handle vertical loads such as heavy snow and human weight with ease.

You Get a Variety of Profiles -- In a process called co-extrusion, two pieces of plastics can be pressed together to produce a single piece of TPV that has both rigid and soft parts. The procedure allows homeowners to order a single piece of TPV seal during the installation process as opposed to buying several pieces for each door and window. The long piece will have soft parts at strategic points that will easily bend at the corners. Other than the convenience of installation, a continuous seal provides a seamless finish, which is aesthetically superior.