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Artiva's buildings will use a geothermal energy generator, made with ARPRO, a lightweight expanded polypropylene bead foam material, as equipment casing.
ARPRO is a highly versatile material for moulding a wide variety of finished parts.
In China, JSP has two production sites manufacturing ARPRO for automotive applications such as impact protection, interior components, seating and acoustic insulation as well as providing packaging materials for IT products and electrical appliances.
Arpro EPP also served as the ring support structure for the optional rear cargo-management system on the 2005 Ford Escape/Mariner/Tribute SUVs.
"This has been achieved, largely due to ARPRO and thanks to the cooperation with JSP and the moulder, IES," explained Fongaro.
"The launch of this unique grade follows our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the pan-European certification of Arpro production to ISO14001," says Paul Compton, JSP's president and CEO--Europe.
JSP's European chief operating officer Paul Compton said the Cera Shibo technology changed the usual alumini um tool for making moulds from the Arpro expanded polypropylene material to a sintered metal tool with a ceramic coating that carries the negative of the patterns that are wanted on the surface of the part.
"The Peugeot 308 is an excellent example of how using innovative new materials can significantly reduce the weight of a vehicle, while benefitting passenger comfort, safety and performance," explained Bert Suffis, ARPRO Innovation Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The firm uses bead foams to satisfy side impact safety requirements for automobiles; its low-density, lightweight products include a side impact shoulder bolster of Arpro expanded propylene resilient foam, reported to be capable of withstanding occupant abuse, and a side impact pelvic bolster of recyclable Dylite expandable PS foam.
ARPRO, the specialist lightweight material from JSP, has been used to enhance the performance of a new range of ski boots, making them lighter, more comfortable and better insulated.
The finalists in the Environmental category were the 1991 Saturn's expanded polypropylene foam bumper energy absorbers, formed of Arco/JSP Co.'s recyclable Arpro expanded polypropylene foam, which eliminates the use of CFCs as a blowing agent; and Ford Motor Co.'s interior rear quarter trim panels, uppers and lowers.
Arpro M-Tec offers several metallic pigment products, including products specifically designed for gold, silver, and leafing.