Parts from expanded polypropylene (EPP)
Parts from particle foam have interesting utility properties that are in a direct relation to density. GUMOTEX AUTO offers materials and products the properties of which can meet even the most demanding requirements.
Expanded polypropylene (EPP) has a high capacity of energy absorption which is unchangeable after multiple impact loading and at low weight of the part. The EPP parts are environmentally friendly - they contain neither plasticizers nor halogenated blowing agents and can be recycled very easily. They have excellent mechanical properties, minimum moisture absorption and are stable within a wide range of temperatures. The retarded flammability and low fogging values predetermine this material for use in automobiles.
The EPP foam parts are used mainly as energy absorbing elements (damping padding) in door panels and bumpers, further for safety and isolating inside trim of car interiors. The EPP foam forms the supporting part of sun visors, of child car seats and of some types of headrests. Very often the EPP foam is applied for filling and lining of the car boots, for tool boxes and accessories and for homogenizers in the heating units but also as filling of helmets.