Pretreatment of automotive weatherstrips before coating: is it always necessary and how do we test?

Pretreatment before applying coating to automotive weatherseals can be very effective but it is not always needed. Some pretreatments can even reduce coating performance. Using pretreatments adds process complexity and cost: either capital cost for expensive plasma and corona systems, or material costs for primers. GBIE’s R&D lab always works with our customers to determine…


Why do many OEMs specify coated weatherstrips for their vehicles?

Coatings can extend the lifetime of rubber sealing systems, reduce noise, and improve aesthetics, but getting the right coating is not always straightforward. Let our R&D team determine what is right for you! GBIE’s SLIP-COAT coating technology was first developed in 1989 and is trusted worldwide by our long-term Tier 1, 2, and 3 customers…


R&D Support for our customers

At GBIE we have a fully equipped R&D laboratory where our skilled technicians develop optimal SLIP-COAT abrasion resistant coating (ARC) solutions for a wide variety of flexible substrates that will exceed even the most challenging performance expectations. Before we sell any coating, we offer R&D support at no cost so we can identify the best…


How long do GBIE’s coatings last on automotive weatherstrips?

Some great questions for #GBIE President @David_Bareich after his presentation ‘Quiet cars don’t deserve squeaky weatherseals’ at the recent @IOM3Elastomer webinar. Read more on LinkedIn ⬇️

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