Trelleborg Automotive Awarded Rubber Durability Research Grant
Trelleborg Automotive, the global supplier of polymer-based acoustic solutions for automotive applications, is embarking on a pioneering research project that could significantly increase the durability and reduce the whole life costs of rubber-based components for the automotive industry.
The joint research program, funded by the French Government’s Ministry of Research and Higher Education, will see Trelleborg investigate the correlation between fatigue cracks and the dispersal of carbon black particles found within the rubber matrix. The project will involve the study of multi-phase materials and will examine the impact of the mixing, injection and mold design process on rubber durability.
The four-year research program will see Trelleborg work in partnership with Ensieta, engineering school in Brest, Lorient-based UBS University, the French Rubber and Plastics Laboratory, and Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.
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