About New Huatai

Automotive Interior Parts Manufacturer

Ningbo New Huatai professional China Weatherstrip Retainer Manufacturers and car Weatherstrip Retainer suppliers, we custom Auto Interior Trim Molding in over 20 years. Founded in 1995, is a national high-tech enterprise specializing in auto parts. As the technology center of Ningbo enterprise, New Huatai has solid technology, a strict quality management system, first-class production equipment to meet customers' requirements.
The company has established an engineering research and development center; the company has the ability to design simultaneously with the OEM: From product design, mold design and mold manufacturing to product mass production, the company can independently complete it; realize that customers can build a manufacturing base nearby, and main products including Automotive interior parts, glove boxes, airbag frames, armrest cup holders, sun visors, Gas-assisted handles and vehicle buckles; air-conditioning ducts; blister series products and high-precision molds, etc.
  • 1995

    Founded In(Year)

  • 500+


  • 45+

    Export Countries


  • CE Certificates
  • ISO14001 Certificates
  • CE Certificates
  • CE Certificates
  • CE Certificates
  • CE Certificates
  • National Intellectual Property Advantageous Enterprise
  • 21-year provincial high-tech research and development centre
  • 22 years of positive list companies
  • Intellectual Property Demonstration Enterprises
  • County Government Quality Award
  • Excellent Enterprise
  • Key backbone model enterprises
  • Small Giant Enterprises
  • Star Enterprise
  • Star Enterprise
  • Five Star Grassroots Party Organisations
  • Vice President Unit
  • Demonstration Points

Industry Knowledge Expansion

What is a Weatherstrip Retainer?

Weatherstrip retainers are essential components in automotive vehicles, responsible for securing weatherstrips and preserving the integrity of various openings and joints.A weatherstrip retainer is a fastener specifically designed to secure weatherstrips in place. Weatherstrips are rubber or foam seals installed around openings, such as doors, windows, hoods, trunks, and sunroofs, to provide a barrier against external elements. The retainer ensures that the weatherstrip remains properly positioned, effectively sealing the gaps and preventing water, dust, noise, and drafts from entering the vehicle.

Function and Types:

The primary function of a weatherstrip retainer is to hold the weatherstrip firmly against the vehicle's body or frame. It prevents the weatherstrip from dislodging or becoming loose, maintaining a tight seal and preventing the entry of unwanted elements. Weatherstrip retainers come in different types and designs, tailored to specific weatherstrip profiles and installation requirements. Common types include:

   a. Push-In Retainers: These retainers feature a tapered or expanding shank that is inserted into a pre-drilled hole or slot on the vehicle body or frame. They provide a secure hold, allowing for easy installation and removal when necessary.

   b. Clip Retainers: Clip retainers have a spring-loaded mechanism that clips onto the weatherstrip and snaps into designated receptacles or channels on the vehicle. They offer quick and convenient installation, ensuring a secure attachment.

   c. Screw-In Retainers: Some weatherstrip retainers feature a threaded shank that requires screwing into place. These retainers provide additional stability and are commonly used for heavy-duty applications or in areas that experience high wind or vibration.


Weatherstrip retainers find extensive use in automotive vehicles, securing weatherstrips in various areas, including:

   a. Door Openings: Weatherstrip retainers are commonly used to secure door weatherstrips, ensuring a tight seal when the doors are closed. This helps prevent water leakage, wind noise, and drafts, enhancing passenger comfort.

   b. Window Openings: Retainers secure window weatherstrips, contributing to proper sealing and insulation against external elements. They help reduce noise and maintain a comfortable interior environment.

   c. Hood and Trunk Openings: Weatherstrip retainers are employed to secure hood and trunk weatherstrips, preventing water, dust, and debris from entering the engine compartment and trunk space.