Santoprene™ TPV for robotic extrusion of automotive seals

santoprene bulb seal case story

To improve the performance and processability of the bulb seal on cowls for Ford’s C-Max hybrid electric vehicle, Windsor Mold Group used Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) in a robotic extrusion process, replacing thermoset EPDM rubber. The award-winning application not only eliminates manual assembly but also offers a balance of viscosity and compression set resistance for long-term sealing performance.

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