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    Elastoflex® E: Semi-rigid foam system

      Although invisible, Elastoflex® E semi-rigid foams contribute extensively to the valuable appearance in car interiors, since the foam is behind most skin surfaces and causes a pleasant, soft and elastic touch. Though it needs to fill even smallest gaps between carrier and skin it spreads homogeneously at very robust processing.

    Benefits
    Advantages of Elastoflex® E
    Efficient and economic
    Improvement of passenger protection with load distribution during impact
    Good adhesion to films, skins, and instrument panel beams
    Overall weight reduction through low foam density
    High durability even at humid and hot environments

      With its excellent damping behaviour, Elastoflex® E can effectively absorb and distribute the impact without a rubber – like rebound. Because of its open-celled structure, it also has special acoustic properties, eliminating ratting and humming. In addition, with fogging values below 0.5 mg according to DIN 75201, emissions in the passenger compartment are low.

      A new state-of-the-art honeycomb technology using semi-rigid Elastoflex® E system is used for boot floors, rear shelves and spare tyre covers. Combinations of paper honeycombs and polyurethane are easy to manufacture to produce lightweight vehicle interior components that are capable of good stress and vibration absorption.

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    Elastoflex® E Bio-based foam systems

    Sustainable solutions are a recurring topic throughout the industry. A portfolio of bio-based systems is available from BASF using castor oil as non-food, renewable compound for Elastoflex® E.

    Elastoflex® E Bio-based foam systems

    Sustainable solutions are a recurring topic throughout the industry. A portfolio of bio-based systems is available from BASF using castor oil as non-food, renewable compound for Elastoflex® E.

    Instrument panel

    As instrument panels contain airbags they are safety-relevant parts with extreme requirements. Although the foam must fulfill high durability even at humid and hot environments, it must not hinder any airbag deployment. Elastoflex® E is well-suited for this purpose.

    Headliner

    Elastoflex® E for the headliner absorbs sound in the passenger cabin.
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