High performance rubber in automotive applications
Mr. G.A. Albers, Vernay Europa
Modern cars do not function properly without the use of high performance synthetic rubbers fulfilling demanding and challenging requirements in critical systems and subsystems. Seen through the eyes of a rubber component developer, the specifics of several of these applications will be touched. Stringent EU and US legislation and regulation pose at the same time a threat and an opportunity to involved suppliers in the automotive new part development chain. The impact of these trends will be discussed.