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AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFIED MATERIALS

Many automotive manufacturers have requirements in place for plastics that are used in automotive components. These requirements are for interior, exterior and mechanical parts. General Motors, Ford and Stellantis Chrysler are just some of the automotive manufacturers that have their own requirements in place.
 

AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFIED SANTOPRENE TPV

Ford, GM and Chrysler vehiclesOne of the materials that Sherwood Industries Inc. extrudes is made with Santoprene™ Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV) from Celanese. Santoprene TPV is a blend of polypropylene and EPDM rubber meaning it behaves like a rubber but processes like a thermoplastic. This material is a high performance elastomer that provides consistent performance and chemical resistance. There are a variety of Santoprene TPV grades that comply with the requirements from General Motors, Ford, and other automotive manufacturers.
 
Santoprene TPV possesses some of the best flex-fatigue resistance in the Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) family. It also has a very low compression set, which means Santoprene withstands pressure well and it will resist permanent deformation. It is common that Tier 1 manufacturers have weight guidelines for each part, Santoprene TPV can reduce weight up to 30% compared to its EPDM rubber counterparts. Santoprene TPV is also produced at a lower cost than thermoset rubber.
 

SHERWOOD’S CAPABILITIES

We can extrude sheet from 0.020” to 0.250” (0.6 mm to 6.3mm) thick. We offer widths between 6” to 36”. Our extruded sheet can be wound onto 3″ or 6″ PVC cores. Our machinery allows for flexibility on the amount of linear feet wound on each roll or a certain weight limit per roll.  With four patterns and color matching capabilities, we can provide you with a customized product for your application. We can accommodate orders ranging from 500 pounds to truckloads, shipped worldwide.

We also offer profile extrusion to provide shapes and configurations to match your products’ exact requirements for your unique application. We make custom dies to extrude a shape that fits your requirements and will assure a consistent and reliable part over years of extrusion. Profile parts can be cut to length or wound into a roll.

Image of four patterns Sherwood provides. Block, haircell, matte and grain patterns.


AUTOMOTIVE CERTIFIED SPEC SHEETS

Every grade of Santoprene™ TPV has a spec sheet detailing its specifications and properties. For your convenience, we have separeted the spec sheets by grades that comply with the certifications required by General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Unsure if Santoprene TPV is right for your project? You can learn more about Santoprene TPV and our services regarding sheet extrusion and profile extrusion.

Disclaimer: These specifications listed are for reference only. View the most up to date Celanese specs or approvals on the Celanese database or automotive materials approval list.

General Motors - Worldwide Specifications

SPECIFICATION NUMBER ELASTOMER GRADE

GMW15813, Type 4 (Pensacola plant)

GMW15813, Type 5 (Pensacola plant)

GMW15813, Type 6 (Pensacola plant)

GMW15813, Type 7 (Pensacola plant)

GMW15813, Type 8 (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 4E (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 5M (Pensacola plant)  


SPECIFICATION NUMBER ELASTOMER GRADE

GMW15812, Type 5E (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 6E (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 7M (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 7E (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 8E (Pensacola plant)

GMW15812, Type 9M (Pensacola plant)

GMW15816

Ford - Worldwide Specifications

SPECIFICATION NUMBER ELASTOMER GRADE

WSD-M2D378-A1

WSD-M2D379-A1

WSD-M2D380-A1

WSD-M2D381-A1

WSD-M2D382-A1

WSD-M2D441-A

WSD-M2D378-A4

WSD-M2D378-A4 Exception for hardness

WSD-M2D379-A6

Santoprene™ TPV 111-73


SPECIFICATION NUMBER ELASTOMER GRADE

WSS-M2D378-B1

WSS-M2D379-B1

WSS-M2D380-B1

WSS-M2D381-B1

WSS-M2D382-B1

WSD-M2D381-A2

WSS-M2D510-A6

WSS-M2D381-A4                                    

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Material Standards

SPECIFICATION NUMBER ELASTOMER GRADE

MS-AR-100 AGN (supersedes MSAR20A)

MS-AR-100 BGN (supersedes MSAR20B)

MS-AR-100 CGN (supersedes MSAR20C)

MS-AR-100 DGN (supersedes MSAR20D)

MS-AR-100 EGN (supersedes MSAR20E)

MS-AR-100 FGN (supersedes MSAR30A)

MS-AR-100 GGN (supersedes MSAR30B)

MS-AR-100 AMN (supersedes MSAR21A)

MS-AR-100 BMN (supersedes MSAR21B)

MS-AR-100 AMV (supersedes MSAR24A)

MS-AR-100 BMV (supersedes MSAR24B)

MS-AR-100 CMV (supersedes MSAR24C)

MS-AR-100 DMV (supersedes MSAR24D)

MSAR22A

Santoprene™ TPV 121-65W233


SPECIFICATION NUMBER ELASTOMER GRADE

MS-AR-100 AGV (supersedes MSAR23A)                  

MS-AR-100 BGV (supersedes MSAR23B)

MS-AR-100 CGV (supersedes MSAR23C)

MS-AR-100 DGV (supersedes MSAR23D)

MS-AR-100 EGV (supersedes MSAR23E)

MS-AR-100 GGV (supersedes MSAR30A)

MS-AR-100 AAN (supersedes MSAR25A)

Santoprene™ TPV 191-55PA

MS-AR-100 BAN (supersedes MSAR25B)

Santoprene™ TPV 191-70PA

MS-AR-100 CAN (supersedes MSAR25C)

Santoprene™ TPV 191-85PA

MSAR27A

MSAR27B

Santoprene™ TPV 121-80M300

MS-DB226

MSAR27C

MS-AR-100 AFN (supersedes MSAR40A)

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