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Case Study: Eco Seal Series Foam – Redefining Performance in Automotive Applications

Overview

Gaska Tape’s Research and Development Department set out to develop a versatile and robust foam tape that could replace high-end rubber products in automotive settings. The outcome was the Eco Seal Series Foam Tape, a product that not only meets but also exceeds a broad range of gasketing applications, particularly in the automotive sector.

Objectives

  • To provide an alternative to high-end rubber products in automotive applications
  • To develop a foam tape capable of withstanding extreme automotive environments
  • To create a foam tape with a broad service temperature range

Challenges

Automotive applications often require materials that can withstand extreme conditions like fluctuating temperatures, exposure to chemicals, and harsh weather. The material must also serve multiple functions such as gasketing, insulation, and sound deadening.

Solutions & Features

Durability in Extreme Conditions

Eco Series Foam Tape shows remarkable resistance to a variety of environmental factors, including:

  • Ultraviolet rays and sunlight degradation
  • Extreme salt spray
  • Harsh automotive chemicals like gasoline, oil, hydraulic and brake fluid, alcohol, and anti-freeze
  • Acids including sulfuric, nitric, and hydrochloric acid

Versatile Temperature Range

One of the unique aspects of Eco Series Foam is its wide service temperature range, spanning from -40°F (-4°C) to 250°F (121°C). This broad range makes it an ideal choice for both exterior and interior automotive applications.

Multipurpose Applications

The foam tape finds utility in several areas:

  • As a substrate and sound-deadening material in passenger compartments
  • As a gasketing material for both inside and outside
  • In water and solvent sealing applications owing to its closed-cell foam structure

Results

Eco Seal Series Foam Tape has proven to be a robust and versatile material. Its unique composition offers automotive manufacturers a reliable and cost-effective alternative to high-end rubber products.

Key Takeaways

  • Exceptional performance in extreme automotive environments
  • Wide service temperature range, making it versatile for both interior and exterior applications
  • Closed-cell foam structure offering excellent water and solvent sealing capabilities

By meeting these stringent requirements, Eco Series Foam Tape sets a new standard in the automotive industry for performance, reliability, and versatility.

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