Automotive Elastomers

Durable Interior and Exterior Solutions

Dow Automotive offers a variety of specialty elastomer materials to meet the diverse range of performance, processing, and economic requirements for various high endurance applications. Our current line of products is substantial, but also dynamic –expanding constantly as we identify solutions to opportunities our customers face every day.

ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers Support Productivity, Durability and Visual Appeal

ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers have long been the impact modifiers of choice in hard thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) applications. Today, Dow supports the performance and processing of both hard and soft TPOs for interior and exterior body-molded parts that meet demands for easier processing and paintability, improved aesthetics, enhanced performance and weight reduction.

Combining the flexibility and toughness of synthetic rubber with the processibility of plastics, ENGAGE can be used to modify other materials for impact resistance or improved low-temperature performance.

Applications

  • Front-end body panels
  • Instrument panel components
  • Knee bolsters
  • Rear bumper fascia
  • Rocker panels
  • Roof pillar moldings
  • Side molding
  • Simulated leather on door panels and consoles
  • Soft touch control

High-performance EPDM Solutions

NORDEL™ EPDM for weather stripping, hoses, belts and tubes offers consistent structure, ease of processing and lot-to-lot consistency. Dow Automotive materials technology, coupled with our in-depth knowledge of hose and tube requirements, delivers differentiated solutions that can improve your competitive advantage.

Applications

  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Weatherstripping