Wolfhausen, Switzerland – Foampartner has developed a new range of polyether foams for automotive headliners. The company said that they can meet tough interior VOC and FOG standards.
Called OboSky, the family of foams is built on a polyether-based prepolymer. This gives 'outstanding hydrolytic resistance and long-term high mechanical properties,' the company claims.
Fogging and VOC properties tested to BDA278 and DVA270 are better than many polyester-polyol formulations, Foampartner said.
The material is available in 120m blocks, and the foams feature very uniform structure with fine pores. They are suitable for 'flame and adhesion lamination.'
In addition they are suitable for use with finishing textiles of low surface weight, the company added.
'Customers have a keen eye for a stylish interior design using materials that ensure a healthy climate in the passenger compartment, said Klaus Hellmond. He is vice president of FoamPartner's Automotive Rolls business unit.