JSP Licenses StructureLite® Low Mass Seat Frame Solutions for Japanese Automotive Seat Manufacturing

DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Woodbridge is pleased to announce that JSP, a global supplier of engineered plastic foams, has recently licensed the patented StructureLite® technology to market and produce expanded polypropylene (EPP) seat frames in Japan. StructureLite® low mass frame solutions support improved fuel efficiencies and better environmental performance. This technology was previously licensed by JSP for North American manufacture.

JSP, the world's leading supplier of EPP sold as ARPRO®or P-Block®, serves the automotive, packaging and consumer goods markets. JSP pioneered expanded plastic foam technologies and continues to develop new applications with these remarkably strong and lightweight plastics. The company has manufacturing, research and development facilities in the major industrial centers of North America, Europe and the Asian region. For more information about JSP, visit www.jsp.com manufacture.

Ghazwan Taka, Senior Product Manager, Formed Plastics Business Unit, The Woodbridge Group states, "StructureLite® seat frames have gained wide marketplace acceptance. Virtually every OEM is currently utilizing the benefits of this technology, including many here at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Woodbridge continues to offer StructureLite® seat frames in both expanded polypropylene and polyurethane, for seat cushions, seat backs and seat bolster applications."

StructureLite® technology includes product design to model performance to meet customer requirements. This revolutionary alternative seat frame technology continues to lower seat system weight by up to 35% and offer seat system cost savings by replacing traditional, complex and heavy steel stampings and wires frames. The anatomically designed A-surface improves comfort and offers cushion savings opportunity.

StructureLite® products can also integrate anti-submarine and energy management capabilities to enhance occupant safety. Additionally, StructureLite® solutions can improve acoustical performance, reduce tooling costs and decrease development lead time. StructureLite® can incorporate TrimTite™ technology, a trim closure mechanism integrated into the seat frame design to make trim assembly operations easier and safer while improving the finished trim appearance.

The Woodbridge Group and its partners in The World Polyurethane Alliance operate 62 facilities in 19 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.

StructureLite® is a registered trademark used under license by Woodbridge Foam Corporation. TrimTite™ is a trademark used under license by Woodbridge Foam Corporation.

ARPRO® is a registered trademark of JSP.

Ghazwan Taka
Senior Product Manager
Formed Plastics Business Unit
The Woodbridge Group





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