Canadian Plastics

First thermoplastic glass run channel approved by automaker

Nicholas Plastics Inc., a precision profile extruder, has received validation approval for what it believes is the first all-thermoplastic glass run channel. The validation was conducted at the custom...

December 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



Nicholas Plastics Inc., a precision profile extruder, has received validation approval for what it believes is the first all-thermoplastic glass run channel. The validation was conducted at the customer’s test facility simulating three environmental life cycles.

The glass run channel was produced using Vi-Chem Corp.’s Sevrene SEBS thermoplastic elastomers. The SEBS materials provide broad temperature capabilities with superior weathering properties.

“Our automotive customers have been in search of a recyclable, durable and cost effective alternative to the 40-year-old EPDM rubber seals technology,” says Greg Mumford, Nicholas Plastics’ product development manager.

Nicholas Plastics offers a TPE alternative that can be easier to assemble, reduces window regulator efforts and provides both cost and weight savings.

Vi-Chem Corp. 616/247-8501


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