In the automobile industry, polyether polyurethane foam finds various applications. Although seating is one area which is readily identifiable automotive PU Foams main function is to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, thereby enhancing the automotive performance. These foams, often called NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) foams, are part of the Springfeel polyurethane foam range.
Automotive foam uses include door panels, roof linings, steering wheels, passenger shell sound insulation, engine area thermal insulation, carpet underlay, vibration dampening of the transmission column, dash boards, bumpers of cars, etc. They also absorb and isolate noise and vibration, and protect vital cables and wiring. The density of foam and the grade used in automobiles varies depending on the primary purpose of the component in which it is used.
In automotive industry, the physical properties of PU foam can dampen vibration and noises absorption which cause the discomfort in travelling. With these applications, PU foam widely being used for “Motor Encapsulation, Under Seat and Dashboard”
Some special foam with water/air sealing properties is used in air and water seal for air conditioning system for vehicles. Besides, PU foam also can produce to be seat cover after fabrication process. Hard PU foam has closed cell structure and hence it has excellent insulating properties. Car roof linings and Sun Visors are some of other applications.
Springfeel’s automotive foams meet every quality parameter, as each foaming is laboratory-tested for density, tensile strength, elongation, hardness and compression set and flammability.
Springfeel’s automotive foam has a regular and fine cell structure and has excellent mechanical strength and is not affected by organic solvents and petroleum products. This foam complies to FMVSS-302 standards with a burn rate of ≤ 100 mm/min. This foam is a perfect medium for flame and adhesive laminations with various normal and technical textiles.