MIDLAND, Mich. (Oct. 2)—Dow Chemical Co. has developed a fabric-free, molded polyurethane foam material that can be used in various seating applications. The material uses an elastomeric layer over the molded foam in place of fabric or leather. Dow is marketing the material for use in car seats and other automotive interior applications to produce the look and feel of leather. The new material provides durability even with long-term exposure to sunlight and reduces processing steps, Dow said.
Dow develops fabric-free automotive seating
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