Cooper Standard has been recognized as a 2023 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Award finalist for its FlushSeal System found on several NIO models.
The innovation, which is recognized in the Body Exterior category, is one of 28 technologies named a finalist in the annual program that honours the best companies in automotive plastics.
Cooper Standard’s FlushSeal System offers a patented solution to enable flush glass, a growing trend associated with the shift to electric vehicles while maintaining the performance of a traditional door and the differentiated aesthetics and styling of a frameless door.
The key components of this system are the rails and sliders which are both comprised of plastic-based materials.
“We are delighted that our FlushSeal System has been recognized as a SPE Auto Innovation Award finalist,” said Chris Couch, senior VP and CTO of Cooper. “While there are other competitive solutions on the market, Cooper Standard’s FlushSeal System is the only one that truly addresses all the system requirements that OEMs demand while offering differentiated aesthetics. This is why it is gaining increased popularity with customers and will be in production on six new battery electric vehicles by 2024.”
Category and Grand Award winners were announced at the SPE Innovation Awards Competition & Gala on November 8th, 2023, in Livonia, Michigan.
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