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.
- Prepared for SAE meeting February 25-29, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Slingerlend, R J
- Publication Date: 1980-2
- Pagination: 5 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Catalytic converters; Doors; Elastomers; Exhaust gases; Fuel conservation; Internal combustion engines; Motor vehicle bodies; Rubber; Seals (Devices); Securing and joining equipment; Vehicle power plants; Weatherproofing; Windshields
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies; Automobile engines; Windows
- Subject Areas: Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I35: Miscellaneous Materials; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- 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