Santoprene(reg) thermoplastic rubber is fully vulcanized and provides sealability and weatherability. It is used in the Fiat Punto for the semi-dynamic interior belt line seals. In addition to the system's sealability, weatherability, and flocked surface quality and performance, interior belt lines made from Santoprene rubber also offer improved aesthetics, low scrap rate, and 100% recyclability. The lines also eliminate the assembly option required by the previously used EPDM profile.
Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P., 388 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.