TrimTech™ Interior Soft Trim Solutions Offer Several New Technologies to Improve the Driving Experience

DETROIT, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - TrimTech™ interior soft trim components supplied by The Woodbridge Group® now offer enhanced levels of comfort, fit and finish, and greater vehicle trim level differentiation for today's highly stylized vehicle interiors. Through its TrimTech™ product line, Woodbridge delivers superior craftsmanship and a noticeable feeling of soft, luxurious touch points, in many of the vehicles that were displayed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This product line supports a large variety of applications including: head restraints, armrests, door panel pads, bolsters, consoles, steering wheels, grab handles and shift knobs.

Ed Salvador, Senior Product Manager Interior Parts, The Woodbridge Group®, states "Our complete solutions driven approach, integrates and optimizes all aspects of our products, including trim development and foam chemistry formulation, as well as industry leading tooling, sampling and manufacturing. The TrimTech™ business unit has developed several new technologies, engineered to offer customers more design flexibility than ever, while improving overall comfort."

The ComfortZone™ dual hardness head restraint is a significant advancement to enhance comfort while reducing components and cost. This technology eliminates the topper pad and non-value added labor, while improving craftsmanship, providing crisper perimeter definition and targeting firmness in a one-step manufacturing process.

DecoSkin™ alternative trim technologies offer natural looking, durable, Class A surface treatments, over an adjustable firmness foam core, in a one piece design. Available in three treatment options including; Spray Skin, Integral Skin and Vacuum Form Vinyl processes, DecoSkin™ products offer a more affordable alternative to secondary trim operations, and are an ideal solution for complex styling challenges.

TrimLine™ solutions offer improved comfort, fit and finish for ultra-thin profile parts. This high resiliency foam is engineered for sleek interior components and provides a more luxurious feel, even in very small package spaces, such as consoles and door panel pads.

TrimStyle™ foam-in-place capabilities, address the challenges of components with complex geometries and tight dimensional tolerances. This advanced foam process offers solutions for: deep draw contours, vertical walls, sharp corners and edges, concave, convex and undercut shapes, foam-in-place over large inserts, foam injection without venting and no twist trim.

TrimTech™ products are offered in Foam-In-Place, Foam and Assembly and Foam only options. Key system advantages include: improved comfort, cost savings, mass reductions, superior design flexibility, enhanced quality and craftsmanship and quick prototyping. Utilizing a complete solutions driven approach, TrimTech™ solutions integrate and optimize all aspects of today's challenging interior soft trim development and manufacture.

The Woodbridge Group® and its partners in The World Polyurethane Alliance™ operate 60 facilities in 18 countries, as global leaders in the development and production of polyurethane and expanded polypropylene products. Automotive applications include components for seating, structural support, interior soft trim products, headliner systems, cargo management solutions, and engineered products for occupant protection and acoustical management. Woodbridge also offers contract assembly and sequencing and supply chain management, as well as a full range of value added services including engineering and design. For more information, please visit www.woodbridgegroup.com.

® are registered trademarks and TM are trademarks which are either owned or used under license by Woodbridge Foam Corporation.

Contact:
Ed Salvador Senior Product Manager Interior Parts The Woodbridge Group 4240 Sherwoodtowne Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4Z 2G6 Phone: 1-905-896-3626 Email: ed_salvador@woodbridgegroup.com

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