Industrial product design

Particle foams, such as EPP, ETPU, EPE and airpop engineered air (EPS), provide considerable freedom in design and a wide range of options for product engineers in industrial product design.

Industrial product design | particle foams

As an industrial designer, when you opt for particle foams, you have chosen to use a material that offers a wide range of options. Industrial product design can benefit from huge added value in particle foams and their material properties, such as:

  • Complete freedom in shape for the design of your technical product or semi-manufactured product
  • Weight reduction
  • Optimal shock absorption, able to handle massive kinetic energy, for optimal protection
  • Good thermal insulation
  • Lightweight and yet robust
  • Durable and sustainable
  • Hygienic
  • Option to process materials directly in your production lines
  • Considerable cost savings in transport and in your organisation’s logistical processes

Smart product innovations and interesting savings

The particle foam engineers at HSV would be happy to advise you and assist you in implementing smart product innovations and achieving interesting cost reductions. Discover more about the material properties of particle foams and the sectors where HSV particle foams are used extensively. Developing or redesigning a new plastic product starts with a good design. As early as the initial phase of the product design, you can call on the particle foam engineers at HSV to request a feasibility study. Use button below and request a feasibility study, free of charge.

Optimise your product | composite and hybrid products

HSV has a proven track record in developing, manufacturing and assembling composite products that offer innovative value. That includes technical plastics (PC/ABS, PA, etc.), with options for varnishes, assembly, and glued composites, as well as in combinations of EPS/EPP foam and thermoplasts. HSV is the definitive producer in Europe that successfully achieves integration of hard plastic sections and particle foam components: hybrid solutions. Hybrid essentially means engineering added value for our clients. Optimising your product and simplifying assembly leads to direct cost savings, for instance. Would you like to optimise your product now? The hybrid team at HSV is at your disposal.

HSV has obtained certificates for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO-TS 16949:2016.

Sustainable manufacturing and circular economy | The contribution of HSV

As an industrial designer, when you opt for HSV particle foams, you have automatically chosen to pursue sustainable manufacturing and support a circular economy. HSV uses its resources conservatively: particle foams are about 98% air and only 2% raw materials, and the organisation has a ‘zero-waste’ policy. Our production uses sustainable steam, and we have completely switched to renewable energy. In addition, we encourage recycling and re-use of particle foams and our organisation actively contributes to a circular economy.

Request a feasibility study

Time-to-market is an important factor for new products and services. It requires effective alignment between the development process and the final realisation of your product. By requesting a feasibility study now, you can have a quick scan of how feasible your product design actually is and have direct contact with one of our engineers.

A thorough analysis shortens the lead time for your product and contributes to cost-efficient solutions in production, assembly and logistics.

If you have detailed information available, such as CAD files or prototypes, then we will incorporate it into our advice. Functionality and design will be monitored throughout the process, and you will receive an initial estimate of the costs.

Material combinations

Smart combinations

Thanks to smart combinations of various material groups and manufacturing technologies, our product range is both wide and deep. We design products with extreme properties. They are extremely light or extremely rigid. Or extremely long or extremely high, made possible by special connecting techniques.

Smart combinations

By using e.g. carbon fibre reinforcement, we can design lightweight structural parts that have to do their work under extreme conditions. In this, we differentiate between internal and external application.

Under one roof, we manufacture combinations of solid plastics and expandable plastics. By using plastic injection-moulded products, we can include load-bearing parts in your designs.

finishing

We can also apply surface finishing: vinyl, textile or other plastic layers. In larger series, this allows us to create very attractive results.

Expandable plastics also combine well with vacuform parts or with films. These are either shaped in the mould or shaped externally and placed in the mould. The result can be local strengthening or waterproofing.

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