Polyurethane Foam Solutions

Integral Skin Foam Moulding

What is integral skin foam?

Integral skin PU foam is otherwise known as “self-skinning foam” gives you a component with a tough, flexible skin that is moulded over a softer foam core, this type of polyurethane foam moulding is ideal for many applications including grab handles, armrests, headrests etc.

Integral skin polyurethane moulded foam has a moulded, flexible, tear-resistant outer skin. This skin is formed during the moulding process and protects a microcellular foam core with a predefined hardness.

Integral skin parts can be colour matched to a RAL number or sample and with pigment and in-mould painting, this ensures parts are the same colour throughout, the mould tooling can also be grained with various patterns to give texturing or graphics on the skin surface giving the appearance for example of a leather grain or texture.

Where is it commonly used?

Armrests and occasional seating, grab handles, headrests, armrests, seating, medical components.

What inserts can be moulded into integral skin foams?

Metal frames, plywood, plastic, wires, hook & loop systems, wood.

What are its advantages?

A self-finished, coloured, splash-resistant, wipeable, PU foam component with a softer centre core and a skinned surface.

Hardness range

25 – 90 Shore A

Density range

200 – 800 KgM3

Flammability and Tests

Proprietary fire retardants can be incorporated as required to improve flammability.

Moulded in Inserts

Metal frames, plywood, plastic, wires.

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