PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF ELASTOMERIC BODY SEALERS IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION

Evolutionary changes in automotive body sealing are traced from the 1920's, when car bodies became fully enclosed, to the present day. Design, material, manufacturing procedure, and tooling developments are described as they relate to the sealing of windshields and windows, doors, decklids, and hardtop side rails. Materials used in weatherstripping have included natural rubber, SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) and blends, neoprene, EPDM, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and PVC/uncured nitrile blends. Today, every effort is being made to isolate car occupants from heat, cold, water, and noise.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE meeting February 25-29, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Slingerlend, R J
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800269, HS-028 776
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1984 12:00AM