The Woodbridge Group, a provider of urethane and bead foam technologies for the automotive industry, announced that global plastic foam supplier JSP has recently licensed Woodbridge's patented StructureLite technology to market and produce expanded polypropylene (EPP) seat frames in Japan.
This technology was previously licensed by JSP for North American manufacture.
According to Woodbridge, StructureLite low mass frame solutions support improved fuel efficiencies and enhanced environmental performance. The alternative seat frame technology can lower seat system weight by up to 35% and offer seat system cost savings by replacing traditional steel stampings and wire frames.
StructureLite can also 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.