Taracell is specialised in the cost-efficient development and serial production of back-foamed automotive components made of particle foam. Automotive components engineered with back-foam technology can be covered with various materials (foils, leather, artificial leather, textiles).
Because of their excellent impact resilience and thus their high level of cushioning, back-foamed components are primarily used for safety-related interior components. Combined with the low weight of EPP and its excellent acoustic and insulating properties, there are a number of possible applications for automotive engineering.
Expanded copolymer polystyrene/polyethylene
Expanded copolymer polystyrene/polyphenylene ether
Expanded copolymer polystyrene/polymethyl styrene
Expanded polypropylene, or EPP for short, is the preferred manufacturing material for the production of safety-related automotive components. The high elasticity of the material and its excellent impact resilience ensure that energy is absorbed in the event of a crash. Because automotive components made from EPP have a low net weight but high durability, they also reduce the amount of fuel consumed.
Back-foamed automotive components from Taracell are tested by neutral testing institutes.
Taracell is a long-term production partner of well-known automobile manufacturers and suppliers. At our production facilities in Künten (Switzerland) and Burnhaupt-le-Haut (France) we develop and manufacture automotive components made of EPP.