Carbody is an expert in low friction and in the development of acoustic rubber mixing and product design. At Automotive Interiors Expo Europe it is introducing its latest-generation steering column seal designed specifically for EVs.
Eric Moreau, sales director at Carbody, said, “We’ve been participating in the expo for several years, and this reflects a growing interest in Carbody, both from the point of view of suppliers and existing/potential customers. In this way, we are developing our brand identity in the German market, which is one of our target markets.”
The decision to exhibit at Automotive Interiors Expo Europe is strategic for Carbody. Moreau explained, “It’s a well-known show for vehicle technology, so we thought it would be a suitable occasion to present our new products to visitors looking for new inspiration for the products of tomorrow.”
All the company’s product lines are on display at the show, featuring the latest developments in plastics, rubber, foams and acoustic functions. A particular focus is the steering column seal for EVs, described by Moreau as one of Carbody’s flagship products. “We’re developing it with electrification in mind, which is a topical issue. Let us not forget that the key objective of this exhibition is to promote new trends and define developments for the coming year.”
The main challenge associated with the steering column is improving its acoustic performance in size-restricted environments. Moreau says, “This highly technical product is subjected to conflicting requirements. It must be waterproof on the column but without friction, combined with good acoustic performance despite compact dimensions. Often made of plastic, rubber and foam with sealing and acoustic properties, it’s a good resume of Carbody’s know-how.”
Carbody is encouraging visitors to explore its products at Booth 3252. Moreau summed up, “With us, you can be inspired by a wide range of pieces. Moreover, if you have a problem, be open to a solution – challenge us!”
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