Machine Design

Energy-Absorbing Foam

Impaxx energy-absorbing foam is a lower cost alternative to polyurethanes and polypropylenes used in vehicle headliners and head rests.

It is 50% lighter and takes up 30% less space than competitive materials. The foam also requires no tooling costs and minimal lead time, a useful combination in the event there's a last-minute design change.

Dow Automotive, 1250 Harmon Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326, (248) 391-6300,

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