DETROIT (Jan. 10, 12 p.m. ET) — Woodbridge Group announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit that engineered foams supplier JSP has recently licensed Woodbridge's patented StructureLite technology to market and produce expanded polypropylene (EPP) seat frames in Japan.
StructureLite low-mass frames, which Woodbridge offers in both polyurethane and EPP, support improved fuel efficiencies and better environmental performance. This technology was previously licensed by JSP for North American manufacture.
Woodbridge notes that JSP pioneered expanded plastic foam technologies and continues to develop new applications with these remarkably strong and lightweight plastics. The company supplies EPP as ARPRO or P-Block for automotive, packaging and consumer goods markets.
According to Woodbridge, the technology can lower seat system weight by up to 35 percent and offers cost savings by replacing traditional, complex and heavy steel stampings and wires frames.