Foam injection innovation for lighter doors
Toyota Boshoku Corp.
Toyota , Aichi
2020 - PACE Award Finalist
What: Lightweight foam-molded trim
Innovation: By developing a foam injection molding with a high expansion ratio, Toyota Boshoku has been able to mass-produce ultralightweight door trim at a low defective rate equal to or less than that of conventional injection parts. The ultralightweight, high-impact-resistant material comes with 21 percent lower weight while keeping the impact resistance comparable with that of conventional solid PP.
First customer: Toyota Crown