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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH Exhibits at CTI USA 2016 Where Their Transmission Seal Rings Are Highlighted

Garden Grove, CA, July 07, 2016 --( Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH exhibited at the 10th International CTI Symposium in Novi, Michigan, USA from May 9 to 12, showcasing their latest sealing solutions in automotive transmissions, HEV and EV drives. This year’s exhibit was particularly noteworthy due to a transmission customer highlighting Saint-Gobain’s seal rings in their CTI technical paper/presentation as a key component used in their technology to meet future CO2 reductions. According to the customer, the critical seal ring parts delivered very low leakage and spin losses, a significant contribution in making their transmission extremely efficient in terms of fuel-economy.

“As one of the key components supplier for transmissions, it is important for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH to exhibit at all three transmission events organized by the CTI in North America, China and Germany. This keeps us close to our global customers and key market players, which not only gives us the opportunity to identify the newest developments in transmissions but also understand the impact our current sealing designs have with our customers as we saw with our seal rings at this Novi exhibit. It validates our goal to provide lifetime confidence to our partners,” stated Peter Werger, Global Market Manager - Automotive.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH (with headquarters based in Wertheim, Germany) has production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia and specializes in design, testing and manufacturing of seal rings, thrust washers and radial plain bearings for transmissions since 1985. Their precise fit solutions increase efficiency by minimizing leakage, drag losses and component wear. The aforementioned seal rings are part of their Meldin® polymer product line, whose materials are available in compression or injection molded, machined components and basic shapes. Seal rings are found in different markets and applications where low leakage is critical. Some instances include automotive transmissions (AT, CVT, and DCT), differentials and gear boxes as well as brake systems and air conditioning compressors; industrial refrigeration compressors; and oil and gas FPSO compressors.

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About Saint-Gobain Seals (
Saint-Gobain Seals is a strategic business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Components SOA (sector of activity); our parent company, Saint-Gobain, is one of the world’s top 100 industrial groups as well as one of the oldest manufacturing companies in the world with 350 years of excellence. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California; Bristol, Rhode Island; Wertheim, Germany, Kontich, Belgium; and Minhang, Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of critical parts for extreme applications.

About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH (
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH is a global partner for applying high performance polymer materials to solve engineering challenges in advanced transmissions and drives. Since 1985, they have specialized in design, testing and manufacturing expertise in seal rings, thrust washers and radial plain bearings. In line with the trends in automotive and transmissions developments, their engineered components are designed to increase energy and economic efficiency by reducing leakage, drag losses and component wear through compact installation, low mass and easy assembly. They offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions to meet industry needs and challenges as well as in-house capability covering the entire process from initial design and thorough testing to high quality production.
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