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Innovative automotive sealing


March 8, 2017 – by Eastern Seals

In a world striving to develop smaller, lighter, faster, safer and more reliable ways to do just about everything, our selection of automotive sealing solutions covers a wide variety of transport applications…

The automotive industry is globally driven by environmental and safety standards, and requires increased life cycles due to extended warranty and lower costs of production. Consumers are demanding less frequent maintenance, better fuel economy, with no deterioration in performance.

Regardless, there has been an increase in overall vehicle production across the globe, in turn boosting the demand for optimised sealing solutions. Manufacturers are also working to achieve better fuel-efficiencies, giving rise to the usage of lightweight materials, which in turn improve the life of the vehicle.

Consequently, the automotive industry is utilising components that are smaller and offer improved reliability. High performance components demand high performance materials. Today’s sealing products are made from more durable compounds that withstand a higher temperature range and provide excellent strength as well as flow characteristics.

An increasing number of automotive applications require sealing resistance against aggressive automotive fluids and extreme temperatures. These include O-Rings that withstand high pressures in shock absorbers, sophisticated gaskets in electronic control units (ECUs), safety critical custom-moulded components in braking systems and seals that withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and aggressive media in fuel injectors.

By utilising the most suitable materials, automotive suppliers and manufacturers are able to better meet the constantly increasing demands of this important industry, and their consumers.

With over 40 years experience in the Sealing industry, Eastern Seals supplies a range of sealing products for cars, motorcycles, motorsport, light duty vehicles, buses, trailers, trucks, trains and other heavy duty vehicles.

Our extensive portfolio of standard and specialist materials are suitable for:
Transmissions and drivelines
Diesel engines
Oil filter and fuel systems
Valve covers
Engine oil pans
Cylinder liners
Hybrid-electric vehicles
Sensors
Steering systems

From a general purpose elastomer such as standard Nitrile, through to special grades of HNBR, Viton® and FFKM, our range of materials can support a wide variety of automotive applications. Click here to read more on our suggested materials for automotive applications.

Our sealing products include:
O-Rings, Bonded Seals and PTFE Seals
Rotary Shaft / Oil Seals
Gaskets, Packings and Sheet Materials
Rubber Bellows and Mechanical Seals
Wiper seals
Custom Mouldings and Extrusions

Automotive seals can be supplied with Level 3 PPAP documentation, along with CPK and PPK controls.

For more information on our range of Automotive sealing products, download our latest Automotive Sealing Solutions brochure. To discuss your application needs further, please call our Technical sales team on +44 (0) 1670 840529 or email sales@easternseals.co.uk.

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