Green & Light and BASF Introduce Elastoskin Based Paper Honeycomb Car Trunk Floor

February 25 2019

Green & Light Automotive Components (Green & Light) has introduced an easy-to-clean surface covering for car trunk floors. Using polyurethane paper honeycomb technology, the trunk floor surface is covered by Elastoskin, a polyurethane skin technology from BASF. Compared to conventional non-woven fabric surfaces, this newly developed product is easier to clean, offers great freedom in the design process, and has excellent aging and emission properties.

The honeycomb structure has been used in trunk covers, headliners, and hat racks. A paper honeycomb enclosed by two fiberglass mats is foamed and pressed with the Elastoflex E semi-rigid polyurethane foam. This can reduce component weight by 20-30% while retaining the same strength and stiffness.

In a global project with Green & Light, an Elastoskin skin was applied for the first time on the B-side of a trunk floor. The initial laboratory tests and developments were completed at the BASF site in Lemforde, Germany. The honeycomb components with Elastoskin are produced by Green & Light Automotive Components at its plant in Suzhou, China.

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