Netplast has increased production of its PU foam-based range to meet increased demand. The Kanpur-based company has experienced a surge in orders for PU foam-based fitments and parts from automotive OEMs, who are looking to reduce the weight of the vehicles they produce.
Speaking at the Auto Components trades show in New Delhi last week, Netplast senior manager Sharad Mishra said to Urethanes Technology International: “Earlier we used to manufacture 400,000 PU foam parts largely having application in cars but, with the demand surge, production has been hiked to 600,000 foam parts per month from the year 2021. These moulded PU foam parts have application in NVH [noise, vibration and harshness], under the bonnet [hood] and bumper.”
Netplast manufactures a wide range of moulded foams for use in engine compartments and doors. The under-bonnet components are manufactured with specially formulated ISF (integral skin foam) material in single pieces, and supplied with adhesive liners and clips for ease of assembly. The speciality foam has high temperature resistance, and reduces cabin noise. The company also supplies low-VOC foam for vehicle interior applications.