Foam Products for Automotive Applications

Expanded polyethylene and polypropylene foams are used extensively in automotive packaging and Class A dunnage applications where durability, surface protection, part separation, and other demanding performance challenges must be met. ARPRO EPP foam planks provide superior lightweight and stiff interior fabricated automotive components that meet a broad range of Automotive OEM Test Specifications.

Automotive Applications
Packaging, Protection, and Weight Reduction

ARPAK EPE and ARPRO EPP foams are used in both the Class A material handling of painted automotive parts and interior automotive foam components.

  • #1.3 – #14.0 Density Range
  • Class A Compatible Packaging Protection for Automotive Parts
  • Expendable and Returnable Dunnage that is 100% Recyclable
  • 2D and 3D Auto Interior Components Fabricated from EPP Planks
  • Lightweight: Can Replace Plastic and Metal
  • Under Carpet Stiffeners and Dead Pedals
  • Cube Volume Reduction with Stiffer Materials for More Cabin Space
  • Lower Mass (Lower Density and Cost Savings) Components with Stiffer Materials
  • Sound Blocking and Road Noise Barriers
  • Low Compression Set for Better Dimensional Tolerances
  • NVH Solutions, Low Friction, and No Squeak Parts
  • Compression Molded Sun-Visors
  • Mechanical Energy Management
  • Vibration Dampening
  • Low Fogging, No VOCs, and No Odor
  • UL Recognized Grades for EV Battery Liners
  • 100% Recyclable and Melt Re-processable

Packaging Protection/Dunnage for Automotive Products

Carpet Stiffeners

Automotive Tote Dunnage

Vehicle Light Weighting / Cube Reduction

Compression Molded Stuffers

Hand Held Totes

Class A – High Gloss, Paint Protection

Rotor Crating

Expendable Packaging

Arplank Foam Meets Leading Automotive OEM Specifications & Standards

  • GMW16214 and GM 15063, Type 1–12
  • Ford Propylene (PP) WSB-M4D815–A1/A2/A3 and WSS-M4D815-B1/B2/B3
  • FCA, Cellular Material, Expanded Polypropylene, EPP Beads MS-DB50; Type A, B, C, D, E, F
  • Daimler/Mercedes Benz DBL 5460 (Interior Std.)
  • Toyota TSM 5743G (Interior Std.) Type 1,2,3
  • Honda 71172-SDA-PO10-M1 (English), 71172-SSO-A010-M1 (Japanese)
  • Nissan NES M0086, Classification PPF-M-1
  • BMW Expanded Propylene (PP-E) WS-05041, Other Densities Pending
  • Subaru TS346-5-56
  • Tesla TM-0022P
  • Mitsubishi ES-X60317 Type A, B, C & D
  • Hyundai/Kia MS213-42
  • Volvo 31821943 Type A1, A2, A3

Fire-Retardant Foam Options

All ARPLANK EPE and EPP foam pass FMVSS-302 for interior automotive components. We also offer EPP UL-94 recognized materials in densities from #1.9 – #5.0, that meet VO and HF1. Both materials are produced with inert gas blowing agents, do not contain VOCs, and are also free of CFCs and HCFCs.

Automotive Foam Technical Data

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Abrasion Resistance Study – EPE vs Extruded PE & Crosslinked PE

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EPE Dunnage Benefits

Physical Property & Test Comparison EPE 13.19.23

Physical Property Test & Comparison


Quick Tip

A “Class A” surface is defined as any exposed part of an automobile interior or exterior. The packaging used in the production, handling, and delivery of these parts must not in any way affect the quality of the product. The parts must remain in the same condition as when originally produced. This includes visual defects such as stains, burns, scrapes, excess surface roughness, discoloration, etc.

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We have been working closely with ARPLANK on a newly-launched EV automotive program. ARPLANK helped us understand the materials’ test specifications to ensure that they meet and exceed the OEM’s requirements. They were very responsive assisting with our sample request, technical data, and converting questions. Working with ARPLANK was easy because they asked the right questions and already had the foam pre-qualified for this challenging application. ARPLANK has met all of our needs and launch deadlines and I would definitely use them again for EPP fabricated automotive components.

Filed Application Engineer, Tier 1 Automotive Supplier