CLEVELAND—Dow Elastomers has big plans for its Nordel EPDM operations with three new Nordel products and two new production facilities, according to company executives.
The company's plans were outlined during the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland Oct. 9-12.
The new, extra-fast-cure (XFC) Nordel grades will enable auto parts manufacturers and brand owners to make higher-performing weatherstrip parts while meeting consumer demand for lighter weight, safety and aesthetics, according to Dow.
The new grades are:
- Nordel 6555 OE, for Class A manufacturing of sponge weatherstrip profiles;
- Nordel 6565 XFC EPDM, for Class A manufacturing of dense/microdense weatherstrip profiles; and
- Nordel 6530 XFC, for Class A manufacturing of corner injection molds.
The Nordel XFC grades are extremely high-quality, low-gel polymers that provide the optimum balance of surface sealing, part strength and improved elastic and compressive properties, the company said. It is used for sealing applications for car doors, glass and windows, trunk seals, and hood seals.
The full story from the IEC is available here.