IAL Consultants reports that 2022 was a good year for light commercial vehicle makers, but passenger vehicles have yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels
Polyurethane plays a crucial role in the automotive sector, with applications in adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and flexible foams. Notably, PU flexible foams are widely used in car seats, armrests, headrests and car bodies, providing cushioning, acoustic insulation and support. Their unique combination of durability and light weight contribute to reducing overall car weight, leading to greater fuel efficiency and improved environmental performance. The largest category by some margin is flexible foam. It can take many different forms for automotive applications, majorly as seating foam and NVH foam.