EPS for Automotive
Vehicles should become ever lighter for the future. On the one hand, heavy electronics in cars and other automobiles are becoming more and more common, and on the other hand, the environmental aspect and the reduction of CO₂ are becoming more and more important. Using particle foam as an integral part of the vehicle can massively reduce weight and thus save fuel. EPS (Styrofoam®) can be used as the core of headrests or footrests, as the floor of the trunk, center console or in the form of fillers.
Why use particle foam in automobiles?
Particle foams have a wide range of positive properties, especially for the automotive sector, which no other material in combination can fulfil:
- high structural strength at very low weight
- great freedom of design
- very good energy absorption
- fully recyclable
- good sound insulation/sound absorption
- excellent thermal insulation (e.g. for e-mobility)