Working with global OEMs and Tier 1s Saint-Gobain APS is a pioneer in material development, and component manufacturing. We have developed sealing components for the most demanding technologically advanced emission reduction vehicle systems. Our high performance components are proven and in service across major car makers globally. Rulon® is used in systems where engineers can fit and forget, sealing harmful vehicle emissions. With a long history, Rulon® is backed by the major car makers who trust our sealing designs and material expertise that performs as promised in air management systems, which is critical for the challenging demands of emission reduction systems.
Rulon® properties have ultra low friction and drag loss capabilities enabling a fast, accurate and reliable movement in rotational and linear directions. The actuation benefits from excellent response characteristics and low variance over lifetime.
The memory effect combined with the flexibility of Rulon® materials ensure very low and constant leakage of the seal allowing system design efficiency with additional benefits of low weight. The low breakaway force and friction allows a downsizing of the actuator drive resulting in higher efficiency and smaller components with lower costs.
Reduced power consumption capability. Due to the low actuation force needed, a low power consumption over lifetime is ensured. This makes our solution suitable for the limited energy supply in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Low cost alternative to machined seals. Our low friction lip seals generate the possibility for cost reduction due to the manufacturing process used, especially for medium and high volumes giving the same or better properties than machined Polymer seals.
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