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Airbag Systems

Safety drives airbag innovations

TPO and POE for Airbag Covers

Thermoplastic olefins (TPO) can help increase the safety of a vehicle’s interior by preventing brittle failures under high impacts like airbag deployments.   By using ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomers (POE) to manufacture TPO airbag covers, you can improve low-temperature ductility – helping important safety features like airbags to operate properly, even at temperatures below -30°C. ENGAGE™ XLT POE can enable lighter, thinner TPO parts with increased stiffness, comparable impact strength and greater flow.  These engineered materials also provide: 

  • Excellent toughness and flexibility 
  • Enhanced aesthetic properties, like surface gloss 
  • Potential reduction in cycle time, especially in POE-rich formulations

Fabric Coatings, Top Coats and Seam Sealants

Meet your critical safety and design objectives with silicone elastomer fabric coatings, friction-reducing top coats, and seam sealants from Dow. Create smaller-sized, lighter-weight packages and more durable performance in all types of airbag system designs.  

Elastomer fabric coatings: 

  • For cut-and-sewn, seam-sealed (CSSS) airbags, and one-piece-woven (OPW) airbags 
  • Coatings for inflatable curtains 
  • Friction-reducing top coatings  

Seam sealants: 

  • For sealing cut-and-sewn airbags 

 

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