Foam Components Have Been Making Cars Lightweight for the Past 20 Years

Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) and Polystyrene (EPS) Foam have been direct contributors to reducing the weight and carbon emissions in cars over the last 20 years. Auto-components made from EPS and EPP foam have excellent shock absorption properties which helps to improve vehicle safety, reducing injury and saving lives.

Automotive padding components, made of Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) and Polystyrene (EPS) are amongst the most important safety innovations made by the automotive industry. These components include lightweight and shock absorbing  bumper cores, impact protection, floor levelling and seating systems.

Since 1999, DS Smith Plastics, Foam Products has been manufacturing auto-components for many of the largest leading OEMs and tier 1 suppliers from a dedicated site in Spennymoor.

Our designers and project engineers have led the way in optimising and developing expanded foam components that have gone on to improve vehicle’s safety and fuel efficiencies over the last two decades.

DS Smith Plastics’ Foam Products works closely with customers to collaborate on designs to help their clients develop cost-effective, efficient automotive solutions for all vehicle areas. It is the businesses drive towards continuous sustainable improvement, adaptability and innovation that makes DS Smith Plastics an industry leading supplier to the automotive sector.

Spennymoor’s recent achievement in attaining IATF 16949 also demonstrates the business dedication to process and quality. 

Their high-performance components can be found in many popular car brands including the award winner of the 2018 World Green Car, Nissan Leaf. There is no challenge too big that they can’t find the right solution.

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