Coreback is a proprietary process that adds a chemical foaming agent to the resin when molding a vehicle interior component. After the resin compound is injected, the mold is opened 1-to-2.8 millimeters to activate the foaming agent to create a stronger product that is a 20-to-30 percent lighter than traditional injection-molded components.
A process with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials that improves quality, reduces cycle times, and is environmentally friendly.
An environmentally sustainable and lightweight natural fiber sunroof frame. This proprietary innovation is made of 70 percent renewable, raw-material content, and provides up to 70 percent in weight savings compared to conventional metal-reinforced steel sunroof frames.
A unique process for combining the pressing of a thermoplastic-mixed fiber fleece of natural fiber, glass or, recycled carbon fiber with the molding of stiffening ribs and clips into a one-step process in the same molding tool with no need for additional welding or gluing. The technology can be used to produce a variety of lightweight structural and visible (A-surface) interior components and is designed to reduce process complexity.
This 100 percent recyclable injection-molded safety countermeasure and integrated module provides superior performance over conventional solutions for side-impact protection and performance in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) testing.
Ideal for applications requiring improved performance, durability and styling, SmartFoil® maintains a luxurious look and feel, including back injection technology for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foil for interior trim applications. The result is improved haptic response, lighter weight, and improved durability, including resistance to scratching and marring.
The ThinFoam process and materials innovation allows instrument panel thickness to be reduced from an industry standard 8-to-10 millimeters to 3. This provides weight-reduction and cost-savings advantages, as well as greater design freedom, for cast-skinned instrument panels.
Back injection technology with dual-foiled surfaces on one part.
Combination of two different surfaces on one part – foil and grained plastic.