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.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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