Automotive

As a globally acting company, Storopack is a qualified partner for the automobile industry. Molded parts made from EPP find applications as fitted components at different positions in cars. They serve the purpose of passive safety and passenger protection. Due to the light weight of EPP, the car makers find use of particle foam in cars easier for making it lighter and thus reducing the fuel consumption.

In reference projects Storopack has furnished, among other things, bumpers in the front of the vehicle, absorbers, head rests, seat inlays, foot pads, sun shades, interior linings and diverse impact absorbers. An example in the visible area is a tool box for the trunk.

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Automotive

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Storopack produces EPP components for the automotive industry which are designed to improve passive safety and in-vehicle passenger protection.

EPP offers excellent energy-absorbing characteristics and good elastic recovery. Fenders at the front end, absorbers, headrests, foot inlays, paneling and other impact absorbers made of this material absorb energy in case of a crash and so enhance safety in the vehicle. If EPP is additionally combined with metals, even greater amounts of energy can be absorbed and distributed.

Due to its low weight, EPP helps make vehicles lighter and so saves fuel. This makes it a truly future-proof material which supports the trend toward environmentally friendly motoring.

Using EPP, wide-ranging different geometries can be implemented, such as seat inlays for improved comfort or tool boxes designed to precisely accommodate breakdown sets.
Visible surfaces of the particle foam can be laminated with film or fabric.

On principle, depending on the application and requirements, a molded part density of appr. 25g/l to appr. 180g/l can be produced.

Certifications to ISO 9001 and TS 16949 guarantee full system and process quality for series production in the automotive industry for our customers.

 

  • Fenders
  • Headrests
  • Seat inlays
  • Crash pads
  • Tool boxes
  • Absorbers
  • Child seats
  • Paneling
  • Side impacts
  • Foot inlays
  • Knee pads
  • Packing elements
  • Load carriers

EPP (expanded polypropylene)

  • Low weight
  • Excellent energy absorption
  • Extremely high thickness-to-weight ratio
  • Withstands multiple impacts without noticeable damage
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Elastic, good “shape memory”
  • Extremely durable
  • Resistant to water, most oils and chemicals
  • Chemically inert
  • With sound insulation for certain applications
  • 100 % recyclable
  • Structural strength for certain applications with high load
  • Resists extremes of temperature from -35 to 130 °C

ARPRO® - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Expandable polypropylene is composed of 95 % air and only 5 % polypropylene. ARPRO® is produced without CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons). Its light weight helps to save fuel during transport. As a result of multiple uses material can be saved. ARPRO® is fully recyclable. Disposal into established recycle circuits helps to reduce use of virgin raw material.

 

 

Contact person

 

for France:

Aude Mabit
T +33 (0) 240 800 914
aude.mabit@storopack.com

for Spain:

Christine Garcia
T +34 948 335113
christine.garcia@storopack.com

for Germany:

Corinna Käppel
T +49 9229 991-500
corinna.kaeppel@storopack.com

for Czech Republic:

Jiri Tomes
T +420 602 678 691
jiri.tomes@storopack.com

 

EPP molded parts in a car
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