Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Brings Solenoid Plunger Products to North American Automotive Market

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Brings Solenoid Plunger Products to North
                          American Automotive Market

Product offering helps to improve engine and fuel management performance

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 30, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing
Technologies today announced that its Integrated Molded Components (IMC)
product portfolio of bonded solenoid plungers is now available to automotive
industry customers in North America.

The products have proven highly successful in Europe and the company now has
dedicated local and technical support to produce the products and assist
customers in North America.

The product offering includes numerous plunger designs that meet stringent
requirements and can be utilized in various automotive applications, such as
engine air management systems, fuel injection systems, exhaust systems and
fuel vapor management systems, as well as solenoid valves for air suspension

"There are various advantages of a bonded plunger solution versus an assembled
metal plunger, including improved tolerances that enable optimum switching
precision, the possibility of miniaturization, as well as reduced assembly and
logistic costs," said Juergen Mall, Market Segment Manager, Freudenberg-NOK
Sealing Technologies. "To design a bonded plunger solution, we can provide
engineering support to our customers that includes finite element analysis to
simulate load behavior, bouncing and critical forces that can streamline the
testing and release process."

Solenoid plungers are normally a combination of a carrier part made of
stainless or standard steel and an elastomer material bonded to it, with the
grade of elastomer depending on the application. IMC offers a wide range of
elastomer materials for all applications – including a magnetic switchable
elastomer that allows for new design solutions – and can also work with
customers to create new elastomer compounds to fit unique applications, such
as very low temperature conditions, high media resistance, low noise
generation and more.

Typical automotive material requirements include resistance against blow-by
gases, biofuels, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, diesel
exhaust fluid (AdBlue®) and more, all of which can be met by IMC's range of

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between
Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a
leading producer – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit
sales channels – of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets
including: aerospace; agriculture; appliance; automotive; construction;
diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical.

Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership,
Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20
facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit

SOURCE Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

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