Elastofoam® is especially distinguished for its decorative surface finish. The integral foam is extensively employed in the automotive and furniture industries producing seats, steering wheels, gear shift knobs as well as in engine compartment heavy duty uses for cable sheathing, grommets and gaskets in filter elements.
Elastofoam®: A Combination of a Flexible Foam Core and a Compact, Tough Skin
Elastofoam® is a two-component polyurethane integral foam system that combines a lightweight flexible foam core with a compact pore-free, tough skin, in one single-step. Elastofoam®‘s high abrasion resistance, elasticity and superior mechanical properties helps decorative surface finish achieve its pleasant soft touch.
The polyurethane system protects the inserted metal containers against dents and transport damage and offers additional design options. Colour coding can be implemented as well as smooth or textured surfaces. Polyurethane-fixed cable harness shapes and substantially facilitate mounting.
PU-fixed cable harness shapes and orientations substantially facilitate mounting which also brings down maintenance and repair costs. Complete cable sheathings ensure reliable humidity insulation even under extreme conditions.
High-grip, abrasion-resistant switches in flexible PU integral foams provide touch-friendly surface textures and give designers a host of options for particularly attractive solutions.
High-quality engines demand especially clean air for 'respiration'. This is an interesting example of how BASF facilitates production and simultaneously complies with all engineering requirements: a foamed edge precisely fixes and reliably seals the filter medium at the same time.
High-grip steering wheels with integral airbag covers feature surface textures that are pleasant to the touch, impact-resistant at low temperatures and compliant with all necessary safety requirements made by engineers. Moreover, they permit designers to select from a variety of attractive options.