Innovation: Hutchinson creates an all thermoplastic door seal


This new solution was developed by a team from the Bodywork Seals Business Unit and the Research and Innovation Center.

The BSS (Body Sealing Systems) business unit has perfected a 100% thermoplastic door seal. This new product improves:

  • weight (30 to 50% compared to the generic EPDM solution),
  • recyclability,
  • aesthetics.

An initial production order has been placed for a range of premium vehicles (Jaguar- Land Rover). This development is the fruit of a collaboration across business units that resulted in patented product/process innovations.

This allows Hutchinson to make a significant contribution towards reducing CO2, as sought by automotive manufacturers.