Our Environmental Sustainability
As a manufacturing company we understand the need to minimize the impact of our operations and our products on the environment.
We are committed to the reduction of our consumption of precious resources and to the continuous improvement of vehicle fuel economy. Our strategy is to constantly expand our green technologies. We strive to continuously eliminate waste in the supply chain, to develop more environmentally-friendly raw materials and products and to develop lightweight products that promote reduced emissions and better fuel economy in the vehicles we supply. It is the policy of the Company to actively pursue process innovation and fundamental research to prevent environmental pollution through the reduction and elimination of all forms of waste from our operations, including the reduction of energy consumption and the resultant release of greenhouse gas emissions.
The following are a few examples of green technologies that we have developed and commercialized:
GreenLite™ optimized parts provide a smaller environmental footprint, at equal or better performance and cost, for seat cushions, seat frames, overhead systems and various trim components.
StructureLite™ EPP technology allows for the elimination of heavy, complex components, such as metal frames.
BioFoam™ bio-based polyol technology allows for the replacement of petrochemical-based chemicals with bio-based material in the manufacture of polyurethane foam.
CompactFoam™ which promotes the sale of smaller vehicles and the associated reduction in carbon based fuel by reducing the actual foam content of automotive seats which allows smaller vehicles to have the same comfort as larger vehicles.
TrimLine FIP™ thin profile trim parts which reduce the use of chemical adhesives in assembly processes which reduces VOC emissions.