EPW has been a leader in providing this expertise to the automotive industry. Other industries such as construction, appliance, shipping, and medical have utilized our expertise to improve their product and lower their overall cost of manufacturing.
All of these fields of product development deploy “soft touch” components in their product designs. As production costs rise along with consumer expectations, OEM’s need to find time and cost economical ways to provide “soft touch” components that are of high quality. The method of putting foam on a wooden or plastic substrate and then wrapping, trimming and attaching the cover material in many projects has become costly in time, material and quality.
Foam in Place – Spray Skin Tooling as it is also known is a widely defined application or process. The applications are varied. There is a growing demand for providing structure, R-value, and aesthetics to an end product by means of injecting polyurethane foams. This process is known as Foam in Place (FIP) or Spray Skin.