Chinese auto supplier advances elastomer PU skin part

Ludwigshafen, Germany – Green & Light Automotive Components has developed a car-boot ‘loading floor’ featuring an innovative elastomeric polyurethane (PU) skin technology.

To develop the cleanable surface skin, the Suzhou, China-based company employed a paper honeycomb and an Elastoskin branded PU from BASF.

A foam material, from the same supplier, is incorporated into the structure to reduce weight by 20-30% compared to conventional materials.

The honeycomb structure, enclosed by two fibre-glass mats, is foamed and pressed using BASF’s Elastoflex E semi-rigid PU foam.

The flooring material is easier to clean…

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