The combination of rigid and soft integral PUR foam

Cabins of vehicles – the dashboard, door handles. This specific product is designed for use as a part of a cabin of a crane.  This project was subsidized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

We faced a task to develop parts with so-called “soft touch" surface while meeting demanding criteria for use in vehicles, which is mechanical strength and shape and color stability over a wide temperature range. Due to the low production the emphasis was to solve the task with low initial costs, while the price of the product was not that crucial. A key problem was to develop materials suitable for this purpose, then resolve the coherence between the supporting layer of hard polyurethane integral foam and soft integral foam that creates the „soft touch“ surface of the product and finally create the desired surface finish of the outer layers of products.