EPP Technical molded parts are indispensable in car manufacturing. Thanks to their outstanding energy-absorbing properties, EPP parts improve passive safety and provide better protection for vehicle occupants. One secondary benefit is the low weight of the innovative material to be able to cut fuel consumption and emission, and make cars more eco-friendly.
■ 1. EPP Shock Absorption Front & Rear Bumper
The front and rear bumpers are the first point of contact when a vehicle is involved in a crash. It is for this reason that car manufacturers have adopted Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) high-impact shock absorption capabilities, as the right solution to keep passengers safer.
■ 2. EPP Car Seat with Insert Molding
EPP is widely used in seating structures to achieve significant weight reduction because it replaces heavy steel constructions in seats and to improve vehicle safety, strength, acoustics and comfort at the same time.
■ 3. EPP Door Trim
The EPP doors are not only lightweight but also resistant to impacts. Recently, the applications with special laser textures on the surface are becoming popular.
■ 4. EPP Floor Components & Cargo System
EPP can adapt perfectly to any irregularly shaped vehicle components. Owing to the material’s plasticity, the car floor components and cargo system can be engineered into complex shapes. Moreover, the low weight of the car interior makes the vehicle lighter and more energy-efficient.
■ 5. Others
EPP can absorb even more energy when used in combination with metal like EPP seat bolsters. Additionally, sunvisor pads, air bags, cup holders, arm rest, steering wheels, etc. can be made of EPP for the cost reduction and safety of automobiles.