THE FINISHING TOUCH!
Static sealing prevents air and dirt from working its way into body components, to provide acoustic comfort and improve the cleanliness of vehicle parts which may come into contact with clothing.
For highly-exposed areas, such as roof rack seals, color uniformity, appropriate gloss and UV aging-resistance are all key parts of exterior vehicle aesthetics.
Additionally, many exterior trim parts include a soft lip having a sealing role or an objective to reduce vibration and noise.
Mitsubishi Chemical offers a broad range of products to support the requirements in this broad application segment, including the following:
- TEFABLOC™: TPE-S TPE-Sv, and TPO.
- TREXPRENE™: TPV
- SUNPRENE™: High performance PVC elastomers
- VINIKA™: Flexible PVC
- DURABIO™: Engineering transparent bio-sourced resin
More often than not, a static seal part will consist of a structural PP element and a lip.
TREXPRENE™ is 100% PP compatible while TEFABLOC™ also offers solutions for PP, ASA, PC, ABS, SAN, PA, PBT, DURABIO™.
PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY
- Excellent elastic memory in both hot and cold conditions
- Exceptional UV resistance
- No paint staining
- High fluidity
Our products are designed to provide high productivity at processing and excellent sealing performance over time.
Thru multiple decades of experience in supplying materials into the static sealing segment, our product portfolio has evolved to include products in various automotive colors, gloss, and flow-ability. Thus, offering you a product that will meet your customer’s needs, and reduce scrap.
However, if we happen to not have an off-the-shelf product that meets all of your requirements, our skilled R&D team would be happy to develop one that will.
Excellent weathering resistance preserves the overall appearance of the vehicle while also preventing the bronzing effect often observed with EPDM seals.
SUNPRENE™, VINIKA™, TEFABLOC™ and TREXPRENE™ are fully recyclable. Incorporating our TEFABLOC™ TPO (PP Compound) as a replacement for the metal carrier, will only aid in improving the recyclability of your part.
We are constantly working on new materials that incorporate bio-content, post-consumer-recycle (PCR) content, and post-industrial-recycle (PIR) content. Talk with your local Sales Representative to learn more about our offerings.