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Automotive Materials

The many products of the Shin-Etsu Group companies have diverse properties and are key to the advancement of automotive technologies, leading to smaller, lighter vehicles that are safer, more dependable, and have a lower impact on the environment.


Automotive and Transport Vehicle Application


Main products of the Shin-Etsu Group: used in a wide range of automotive and transport vehicle applications.

Engine & Drive Train
  • Fan coupling oil, heating medium for viscous couplings, lubrication of various parts / Silicones
  • Molded rubber items including gasket seals, oil seals, O-rings, diaphragms and hoses; protective tubing for sensors / Silicones
  • Additives for ceramic parts & oxygen sensors / Rare Earths
  • Ignition coils, sensors, electric pump motors, drive motors and generators for hybrid cars & fuel cell cars / Rare Earth Magnets
Electrical System
  • Wire harness coatings / PVC
  • Bonding & sealing of electrical / electronic parts, potting & protection of electrical / electronic parts / Silicones, Liquid Fluoroelastomers
  • Electric power steering motors, electric air conditioner compressor motors, actuators for ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) sensors / Rare Earth Magnets
  • Power windows, steering switches, mirror switches / Input Devices
  • Connections for flat display instrument panels & audio components / Inter-Connector
Interior & Exterior
  • Interior parts (instrument panels, console boxes, weather stripping, seat leather) / PVC
  • Instrument damping oil, seatbelt hardware lubricant / Silicones
  • Auto paint additives, hardcoat agents for plastics / Silicones
  • Bonding & sealing of interior and exterior parts, moldmaking for prototype parts / Silicones
  • Adding lubricity to weather stripping & side molding / Silicone / Acrylic Copolymer Resin
  • Center clusters & consoles / Decorative Film
  • Window glass frames, moldings, rear partitions, modular windows / Molding Compounds
Suspension & Chassis
  • Lubrication for brake parts, tire gloss agents / Silicones
  • Electric brakes / Rare Earth Magnets
  • Airbag fabric coatings, water repellents for glass, car wax ingredients / Silicones
  • Anti-vibration cushioning for car audio components / Silicones
  • Damping materials / Silicones
  • Molded rubber parts including O-rings for fuel systems; diaphragms, valves / Liquid Fluoroelastomers
  • Hard disk drives for car navigation systems, car speakers / Rare Earth Magnets
  • IC substrates for electrical / electronic parts / Silicon Wafers
  • Chips for LED lamps / Compound Semiconductor Wafers