The global automotive foam market size grew from $36.75 billion in 2022 to $41.88 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0%. Even with economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions causing inflation across the world, the automotive foam market had substantial growth and is expected to grow to $65.8 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 12.0%.1 In addition, the demand for electric vehicles due to growing climate concerns and net-zero emissions goals will further propel the automotive foam market going forward. These factors all increase the demand for foam components that can offer passengers maximum comfort, safety, and security on the road.
Mile after mile, Armacell’s ArmaComp™ component foam solutions help drive the automotive industry. Our wide range of high-performance foam materials are commonly used as gaskets in headlights, taillights, dashboards, and EV battery enclosures to reduce unwanted noise and seal out air, dust, or moisture. Our component foams are also used for vibration damping and as stuffers in doors for noise reduction (anti squeak / anti rattle).
As part of the ArmaComp family of products, the EnsoLite® & Monarch® product lines include numerous expanded rubber products that meet multiple automotive industry specifications and are routinely tested to a variety of physical properties such as flammability, chemical, oil and fuel resistance, ozone resistance, compression deflection, compression set, tensile strength, tear strength and elongation properties. Our component foams also meet many ASTM, UL and automotive OEM standards, including those material specifications from Ford, Stellantis, GM, Honda, Hyundai/Kia, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Volvo.
In our Mebane, NC facility alone we manufactured over five million square feet of EnsoLite SF0 in 2022! EnsoLite and Monarch cellular products are available in a wide variety of densities and compression deflection ranges. As we are on the approved source list for multiple automotive OEMs, our customers rely on the consistent quality and durability of our products as a great choice for their gaskets and seal manufacturing.
Key physical properties for automotive applications:
- Soft and flexible
- Flame resistance
- Oil, fuel and chemical resistance
- Ozone and weather resistance