IFS Chemicals - World Class Polyurethanes
IFS Chemicals - World Class Polyurethanes

Integral skin foams for demanding applications

Automotive

Polyurethanes are unique materials in the automotive industry because specific combinations of raw materials can be chosen to tailor the desired end-product.

This enables designers and car manufacturers to adjust the material properties to meet the exact performance demands and fulfil the quality requirements for specific end-use applications.

  • Seat foam
  • Cushion overlay (fabric backing) 
  • Carpet backing 
  • Door panels 
  • Sound absorption and vibration dampening 
  • Dashboards 
  • Steering wheels
  • Bumpers
  • Energy absorbers
  • Headliners 
  • Airbag covers 
  • Window encapsulation

Polyurethanes are Sustainable Materials - Their Benefits in the Automotive Industry are Unmatched.

  • Polyurethanes are lightweight materials: Polyurethane applications lower the environmental impact of cars by reducing vehicle weight.
  • In the last five years the density of polyurethane for major applications has been reduced by 30 to 40 per cent while still maintaining the same mechanical properties.
  • Seating foam, for instance, has one of the lowest densities of any plastic material used in a car: 0.03 to 0.05 g/cm3.
  • Polyurethane foam in headliners is another good example with a density of 0.02 to 0.04 g/cm3.
  • Polyurethanes reduce noise for passengers: the excellent sound-absorbing and vibration-dampening qualities of polyurethanes contribute to higher comfort and safety levels.
  • Polyurethanes provide safety and comfort: The excellent shock absorption properties of polyurethane in, for example, bumpers and dashboards ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.
  • Polyurethanes provide durability: polyurethanes are not prone to corrosion. Throughout their life, they ensure stability even under severe conditions.
  • Polyurethanes are recyclable: They can be recycled through a range of approved technologies.

IFS produce a range of polyurethane systems designed for use in Automotive applications.

  • You will find IFS products in vehicles such as Land Rover, Ford, Jaguar and Rolls Royce.
  • When top quality parts with high definition and fast cycle times are required, there will certainly be something suitable on the Enviromould range of materials.

Leather-covered moulded items

Fast-reacting energy management foam

Fine grain detail in automotive trim parts

Thermoplastic-covered PU moulding

Soft-feel, thick-skinned moulding

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