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Compartment Seals

The hybrid between a door sealing system and a dynamic window is a compartment sealing application. Look around the outside of an over-the-road truck and you will see two compartments: one for tools and one for access to the sleeper. In a recreational vehicle or a bus, there are compartments all along the bottom: between the wheels for cargo storage, for battery access, for access to a compressor and more. Other compartment sealing systems include a cooler embedded in the console below the radio (found on some minivans) and a toolbox nestled in the rear quarter panel of a pickup truck.

 

Compartment seals to protect from the elements

All of these compartments have properties in common:
• they open and close,
• they house contents that are expected to be shielded from the elements and
• they all demand the design and implementation of a sound sealing strategy.

 

Materials used in compartment sealing applications for specific needs

• If wind, rain and the sun are factors, then EPDM is a good choice
• If the compartment is inside a structure, then thermoplastic elastomers might be used
• If there are special concerns like extreme cold and/or heat, then silicone is an obvious option

Markets

Automotive Tier 1

Heavy Truck OEM

Construction Equipment

Off-Road Vehicles

Recreational Vehicles

Rail/Bus

Industrial

Agricultural

Materials

EPDM

Nitrile

Silicone

TPE/TPV

Processes

Extrusion/Dense Foam

Metal Carriers & Solid Core

Cutting/Taping

Notching/Drilling

Coating

Printing

Splicing/Molding