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.
ARPAK EPE and ARPRO EPP foams are used in both the Class A material handling of painted automotive parts and interior automotive foam components.
Packaging Protection/Dunnage for Automotive Products
Automotive Tote Dunnage
Vehicle Light Weighting / Cube Reduction
Compression Molded Stuffers
Hand Held Totes
Class A – High Gloss, Paint Protection
Polyurea Coated Racks Dunnage
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.
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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.
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