Lenkrad aus expandiertem Polypropylen | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

Limitless fields of application for EPP

The successful development of expanded polypropylene can be well compared with the manufacture of products made from this raw material: Just as fascinating moulded parts are created from the small foam beads, the market penetration of EPP also began on a small scale. It was the outstanding properties of EPP – feather-light weight, impressive insulating abilities and extreme robustness – that led to EPP plastic being primarily used in the automotive and packaging sectors. The more well known the extensive property profile of the innovative material became, the more versatile its fields of application became. It can be produced in many colours and formed individually, which means EPP plastic now also makes the hearts of designers and toy manufacturers beat faster.

Lightweight, durable & …stylish! – the surface structure of EPP

In recent years, a lot has happened in development and research work: In the past, the surface structure of particle foam components made of EPP was characterised by visible bead boundaries as well as imprints created during processing. However, modern manufacturing technologies in toolmaking mean fine, high-quality surface textures can be designed. Diffusion-permeable structures can be created through the precision laser structuring of the mould inner surface or via subtractive processes, which also allow for the creation of visual applications.

Oberflächenstrukturen von Platten aus expandiertem Polypropylen | EPP-Forum Bayreuth
Oberflächenstrukturen von Platten aus expandiertem Polypropylen | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

EPP – Possible fields of application in a wide range of industries

Kühlbox aus expandiertem Polypropylen | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

Logistics and packaging

Sitzmöbel aus expandiertem Polypropylen | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

Furniture and design

Modellflugzeug aus expandiertem Polypropylen | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

Sports and leisure

Einsatz von expandiertem Polypropylen im Bereich Leichtbau und Automotive | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

Lightweight construction and automotive

Insulation and ventilation

EPP-Musterkoffer | EPP-Forum Bayreuth

EPP sample case

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