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2004-03-08

Expanded Polyolefin Foams Used in Interior Soft Trim Applications 2004-01-1710

Polyurethane foams have traditionally dominated the automotive interiors market for both their energy absorbing characteristics and ability to achieve a soft feel acceptable to occupants. Interest in EPP, EPE, and hybrid polyolefin's for interiors has grown given the increasing demands for occupant safety, lower cost, lower mass, and recycle-ability. In many cases, the density of the Polyolefin Foam that provides the energy absorbing characteristics that are being evaluated are considered to be too stiff for occupant comfort.

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