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
- 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.
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.