ETP Beads Foam for Interior Components 880339

The automotive interior component designer's chief aim should be to make acceptable parts that are light and inexpensive.
Such a goal may seem difficult at times. But during the past few years, the technology of molding expandable Engineering Thermoplastics (ETP) beads into rigid parts using steam chest molding has allowed designers of interior components to make strides toward achieving parts that are both light in weight and less costly to produce.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide basic information about a technology that is neither new nor experimental, but one that has to date been used only to a minor extent for the fabrication of automotive interior components.


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