MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Woodbridge Group has obtained a license from Toscana Gomma S.p.A. to use that firm's urethane technology as the prime material for Woodbridge's new line of integral skin products.
Woodbridge is using Toscana Gomma's technology and chemistry to make DecoSkin products that combine a durable, non-porous urethane outer layer with a lower density PU core, the company said.
A key attribute of DecoSkin technology is its capability to combine tough durability with a luxurious tactile quality, Woodbridge said. The company sees it as a good fit for applications such as automotive grip handles, head restraints, armrests and steering wheels, as well as a range of other products used in other industries.
Mississauga-headquartered Woodbridge develops and produces urethane and expanded polypropylene products for automotive applications, including components for seating, structural support, headliner systems and cargo management interior along with interior soft trim products and engineered offerings for occupant protection and acoustical management.
A subsidiary of Italy-based Olmo Group, Toscana Gomma has been producing slab and molded flexible polyurethane foams for more than 40 years. It primarily supplies original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. It also provides technical foams for a number of other applications.