Not reinventing the wheel: The importance of rubber components in automotive applications
April 20, 2017
While thermoplastic polyolefin elastomers (TPOs) are often the focus in addressing automotive trends like lightweighting and vehicle longevity, rubber should not take a back seat. Synthetic rubber, or EPDM (the name given to a saturated polymethylene polymer chain consisting of ethylene, propylene and diene) plays a significant role in addressing trends taking place across the automotive industry.
In fact, EPDM is addressing more than vehicle weight; it is offering automotive brand owners opportunities to enhance aesthetics, reduce road noise and meet consumer demand for high quality, long lasting, economical cars.
Read the full article, Not reinventing the wheel: The importance of rubber components in automotive applications, as published in Rubber World (April 2017), Volume 256, No. 1