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04. September 2018

Hutchinson creates an all thermoplastic door seal

Hutchinson announced that a team from the Bodywork Seals Business Unit and the Research and Innovation Center have perfected a 100 % thermoplastic door seal. According to the company, this new product deliveres improved weight (30 to 50 % compared to the generic EPDM solution), recyclability, and good aesthetics.

The door seal solution was developed by a team from Hutchinson’s Bodywork Seals Business Unit and the company’s Research and Innovation Center.

The door seal solution was developed by a team from Hutchinson’s Bodywork Seals Business Unit and the company’s Research and Innovation Center.

The company said that an initial production order has been placed for a range of premium vehicles (Jaguar-Land Rover). This development is according to Hutchinson the fruit of a collaboration across business units that resulted in patented product/process innovations. The development allows Hutchinson to make a significant contribution towards reducing CO2, as sought by automotive manufacturers.

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