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.
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A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
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