Automotive

What O-Rings Do You Recommend for an E85 Rated Assembly?

With the desire for renewable energy sources, coupled with dependence on foreign oil, Americans are becoming increasingly interested in alcohol/fuel blends. There are nearly 20 million flex fuel...
On June 16, 2017

New Thermal Gel Benefits Consumer and Automotive Applications

Careful management of thermal interfaces is crucial to maintaining the reliability and extending the life of electronic devices and equipment. As each new electronic product generation requires higher...
On May 23, 2017

Improved EMI Shielding Consistency of Single Pellet Conductive Plastics

For designers of electronics enclosures, conductive plastics offer the benefit of lighter weight coupled with cost effective injection molding. But for years, using traditional blended plastic...
On February 8, 2017

O-Rings and Seals for Automotive Transmission Fluid

Efficiency gains in the automotive industry are not limited to engine designs. Transmissions are also undergoing significant changes to increase fuel mileage. To reduce friction and cope with more...
On September 29, 2016

Intelligent Pneumatic Solution Improves Automotive EMC Testing | Case Study

Today’s cars are rolling computers. With the electronic interconnectivity and functionality designed into the small space of a driver’s console, automobile OEMs must ensure that one bad component...
On September 15, 2015

Is Gasket Traceability important?

Is component traceability a requirement in your industry? In the automotive industry, this has helped managed recall situations and investigation of component failures. Are the food and beverage,...
On October 29, 2014

Choosing the Right Tube Joint Seal for HFO-1234yf Refrigerant Compatibility

In 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved HFO (hydrofluoro-olefin)-1234yf refrigerant to replace the HFC (hydroflurocarbon)-134a refrigerant which is currently the...
On August 7, 2014

Press-in-Place Seals Solve Problems for Automotive Applications

Press-in-place seals are static face seals with rectangular cross sections and self-retaining features integrated into the O.D. and / or the I.D. of the seal profile. These press-in-place seals offer...
On June 27, 2013