Automotive interiors on average contains 18-20 kg of polyurethane products, of which 13 kg consists of flexible foam in various forms such as seating, head rest, arm rest and sound insulation. The main parameters for molded seating cushions are body support (load bearing) and comfort (vibration damping).
Flexible foam cushions for domestic furniture – settees, armchairs, sofas, dining chairs and other items – are usually thicker and softer than automotive seating. In general, physical property requirements of the foam are less demanding. However, they must have pleasant surface feel and compression set requirements.
PPTM aim is towards focusing on comfort and comfort retention, weight savings, improved recyclability and reduced volatile emission. Though PPTM produces polyol system based on MDI/TDI, our main focus is on modified MDIs. Modified MDIs’ with its lower vapour pressure, leads to lower volatile emission. Also, formulations require lower catalyst usage due to its intrinsic high reactivity level.