Breakthrough Elastomers Stand Up to Harsher Automotive Environments

Choose an Elastomer That Exceeds Regulatory, Performance, Safety, and Reliability Expectations

Rigorous emissions and fuel economy regulations, digital enhancements, and higher consumer expectations have required automobile manufacturers to develop innovative ways to find the most efficient, cost effective ways to achieve these goals.

To meet these stricter standards, automotive manufacturers have downsized, turbocharged, and lightweighted vehicles, resulting in smaller, hotter-running engines packed into lighter — and tighter — engine compartments. It's no secret that the under hood environment of modern automobiles has become harsher, hotter, and more unforgiving.

Service temperatures of popular elastomers

Hotter conditions, harsher chemicals, and longer warranties have led suppliers to find elastomers capable of extended performance at elevated temperatures, while in contact with aggressive chemicals and oils. Rather than choosing an elastomer that just meets these regulatory and performance standards, it’s time to select a product that sets the new standard for how automobile components should perform.

This white paper explains how car manufacturers can create more imaginative, innovative components than ever before when they use high-performance elastomers designed to withstand hotter conditions, higher pressures, and harsher chemicals.

Download our white paper to learn how Viton™ fluoroelastomers stand up to hotter and more hostile automotive environments, enabling higher performance and longer component life — and they enable breakthrough component performance that can help accelerate enhancements to the automotive status quo.