WINNER: 2 seals prevent leaks of greenhouse gases
Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.
What: Metal seal fitting
Innovation: Visteon’s fitting for air conditioners uses a tin-coated soft copper seal and an elastomer seal. The seals prevent leaks of greenhouse gases, qualifying cars for EPA credits to help automakers meet corporate average fuel economy requirements.
First customer: Ford Taurus and Flex, Lincoln MKT and MKS, 2011
Web site: visteon.com