Automotive Foams

Foams for Enhanced Safety and Comfort

Our portfolio of foams is designed to improve vehicle safety, structural strength, acoustics and comfort. Used throughout the interior and in various cavities, our foams can be used alone or together for a total solution. Sustainable solutions are available and we’ll be glad to help customize a formulation to meet your specifications.

BETAFOAM™ Polyurethane Foams for Improved Acoustics, Safety and Sealing

BETAFOAM™ polyurethane foams manage noise, vibration and harshness; provide increased structural support; and help seal out the cabin against road and engine noise and dust. BETAFOAM™ Renue helps meet sustainability goals with 25 percent renewable soy-based low-emission MDI. This is a lighter-weight solution and results in a potential mass savings of up to 30 percent depending on cavity size.

Applications

BETAFOAM™ polyurethane foams can be used wherever cavity sealing or stiffening is required, including:

  • Body-side joints
  • Door panels
  • Engine cradles
  • Frame rails
  • Hydroformed replacements
  • Lateral rails
  • Longitudinal structure
  • Pillars
  • Sills
  • Underbody cross-car structure

SPECFLEX™ Polyurethane Systems for Better Interior Foams

All SPECFLEX™ polyurethane systems are water-blown, containing no CFCs or other known ozone-depleting substances. SPECFLEX products can be formulated to accommodate different blowing technologies and depending on the final application and the production specifications, as well as national and international laws and regulations.

SPECFLEX™ allows foam makers to completely eliminate the addition of catalysts when manufacturing polyurethane foam and eliminate amine emissions. It helps meet VOC and odor requirements including aging physical and mechanical properties for automotive interiors.

Applications

  • Acoustical insulation/foam
  • Armrests
  • Consoles
  • Energy management foam
  • Headrests/seat cushioning
  • Instrument panel components such as air bag doors and knee bolsters
  • Pillars
  • Steering wheels

VORANOL™ Polyether Polyols for More Sustainable Foam Shape Options

VORANOL™ polyether polyols allow for increased complexity of part design because of excellent foam flowability and better compression-set properties than other low volatile organic compound (VOC) emission foam types, helping improve foam shape memory after compression. VORANOL can also help reduce VOC emissions from molded foams by as much as 50 percent, aiding in the reduction of windshield fogging, PVC staining and polycarbonate degradation and is right for manufacturing low- to high-density foams.

Applications

  • Acoustical foam
  • Headliners
  • Instrument panel foam
  • Seating