Advanced Elastomer Systems and Trexel, Inc. have announced an exclusive license agreement to develop dynamic sponge-foam automotive weatherseal systems. Advanced Elastomer will develop Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) products that take full advantage of Trexel's MuCell® supercritical nitrogen microcellular foam process. Trexel will specify a full extrusion process optimized for Santoprene TPV and will make available standard equipment packages. For more info, visit www.santoprene.com and www.trexel.com.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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