Polyurethanes reduce vehicle weight and, consequently, fuel consumption and emissions to the atmosphere. At the end of their service life, polyurethane components can be recycled, helping to conserve resources.
We drive more safely and comfortably today thanks to polyurethanes. In car seats, headrests and other components in the passenger cabin, polyurethane foams help to reduce the severity of injuries in case of collisions.
As sound insulation they dampen vehicle noise by 50% more than traditional materials such as bitumen sheet or felt fiber. Vibration is cut down by polyurethanes too, ensuring a more pleasant and less tiring drive.
Polyurethane pre-coated elastomeric encapsulated rails provide high electrical insulation, vibration resistance, noise reduction and anti-skid and anti-corrosion properties. It ensures noise levels becoming socially and economically acceptable and allowing for 24-hour efficient passenger and goods operations.
Many other uses of polyurethanes in cars make them essential for developing a sustainable transportation strategy.