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.
Because of the increasing ubiquity of wearable technology, it would be easy to think that design of wearable devices is routine and involves common design and engineering knowledge. Missed efforts in development will be remembered once the devices are used in the field
This grab-bag of new fasteners and adhesives work with a range of materials they can attach to, as well as a wide variety of applications. Several are for use in consumer applications, such as wearables or other compact electronic assemblies, and some of the adhesives have extended service temperature ranges and cure at room temperature.
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