Automotive seals: Proliferation and electrification

Development work at two leading companies show how seals suppliers are adapting both to established and emerging automotive industry trends. Patrick Raleigh reports in the Jan/Feb edition of European Rubber Journal magazine

London –  While embracing opportunities presented by electric vehicles (EVs), makers of automotive sealing products must continue to adapt to more established market shifts around parts-proliferation and materials selection.

The latter trends are perhaps most obvious in body sealing parts, which, notes Wolfgang Engel of Hutchinson Body Sealing Systems, have become highly specific to individual…

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