Materials and Manufacturing Technology

The Materials and Manufacturing Division is a diverse team of experts in materials development, formulation, testing, and implementation into product lines. These teams focus on moving innovative materials from the laboratory into the marketplace.

Technology of the Day

Custom Foams

Custom foams can be engineered to meet various application needs. Properties can be tailored for texture, hardness, density, pore size, and other characteristics. Foams are especially valuable in weight reduction, recoverability, resisting flame, smoke and toxicity, impact resistance, blast absorption, and energy savings.

In addition to traditional foam uses, new markets are emerging for custom foams in multiple areas including seating, headliners, transportation, helmets, military and commercial vehicles, and safety industries.

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