Intensive development strategies are applied in many areas to manufacture plastic components with reduced material consumption, while still achieving, or even optimizing the required product properties. For instance, it is possible to create a honeycomb-like structure by integrating an expanded layer in the wall of the container. The benefits of this are felt not only by packaging manufacturers, but also by users in the automotive industry.
The following examples illustrate this:
- Reduction of the actual product weight
- Reduction of ventilation system noise caused by air flow
- Enhancement of the insulation effects of packaging and car ventilation systems
- Reduction of turbocharger pipe noise