News Archive

20
Apr
2017

The Woodbridge Group Recognized by 2017 Canada’s Best Managed Companies Awards Program

The Woodbridge Group Recognized by 2017 Canada's Best Managed Companies Awards Program  We are incredibly proud to announce The Woodbridge Group has been named as a winner for 2017 Canada's Best Managed Companies awards program. Since our founding in 1978, we strive diligently each day to be the recognized leaders in polyurethane foam technology and manufacturing for ...
6
Feb
2017

Join us at Foam Expo 2017 as Dr. Kee discusses utilizing foam to reduce weight and increase payload and fuel efficiency

Foam Expo 2017 Conference @ Foam Expo is North America's first free-to-attend conference on the design and manufacturing of flexible and rigid foams for technical applications.   The conference is especially designed for engineers and decision makers from OEMs, Tier 1, Foam Fabricators and Converters, Foam Manufacturers and Material Suppliers and Equipment​ Suppliers to learn ...
5
Dec
2016

From sample request to full production in two weeks – how we helped avert a flagship SUV launch delay

From sample request to full production in two weeks - how we helped avert a flagship SUV launch delay Vehicles are comprised of thousands of individual components. To meet demand and achieve lean manufacturing efficiencies, every Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relies on a large network of parts suppliers. To prepare for a vehicle program’s start ...
17
Oct
2016

Adaptive Comfort Support Foam for automotive seating

Whether traveling with family and friends or by means of a ride-share program our goal is to deliver comfort to all passengers. Great journeys can begin with Woodbridge™ Adaptive Comfort Support Foam for automotive seating (AdaptiPedic™). This plush foam is ideal for short and long trip comfort and support in every seat, especially in seats without manual ...
30
Sep
2016

Wet versus dry PU for headliner substrates – which is better?

Wet versus dry polyurethane foam. Thermoset vs thermoform. Which is better? We partnered with a headliner manufacturer which uses both wet and dry processes to validate how Stratas 3D™, our latest generation of "dry" thermoform substrate boards, performs against typical in-production "wet" thermoset PU constructions for strength at room temperature, strength at elevated temperature, sag via ...
19
Sep
2016

New products page design – Stratas composite materials

Given Woodbridge's ever growing product portfolio, we are taking steps to improve the website's flow and content in order to make it easier to navigate. Phase one of this initiative has just been completed with our Stratas Composite Materials division. We will be publishing case studies, videos and various articles in the near future and excitedly look forward ...
7
Apr
2016

New Location for Woodbridge Japan Inc Commercial and Engineering Centre 

Mississauga, ON, Canada, April 7, 2016 – Woodbridge Japan Inc. (WJI) has recently enhanced its Commercial and Engineering Centre, emphasising the commitment Woodbridge has towards the Japanese automotive market, supporting local and global programs designed and sourced in Japan. WJI currently supports moulded polyurethane foam for automotive seat cushioning, head restraints and armrests. With its …

25
Jan
2016

Woodbridge New Joint Venture In China with Guangzhou Automobile Group Component

Mississauga, ON, Canada, January 25, 2016 – In an ongoing effort to support future growth in the highly important Chinese automotive market, The Woodbridge Group is pleased to announce a joint venture between Woodbridge GSK High Polymer Technology Co. Ltd. (WGSK) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Component Co., Ltd. (GACC). This strategic joint venture will focus …

18
Dec
2015

TrimLine FIP™ Premium Automotive Interior Trim Products Achieve New Levels of Comfort, Durability, Fit and Finish

Detroit, USA, December 18, 2015 – Coinciding with the North American International Auto Show, The Woodbridge Group is proud to announce TrimLine FIP™ premium automotive interior trim products, offering molded high resiliency foams to improve comfort, fit and finish for complex and slim profile designs for Arm Rests, Door Inserts, Instrument Panel Components, Center Consoles …

5
Oct
2015

Woodbridge Capivari, Brazil Plant Grand Opening

Mississauga, ON, Canada, October 5, 2015 – The Woodbridge Group is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its latest automotive moulded seating foam plant located in Capivari, Brazil. This 7,000 square meter, industry leading facility is capable of producing over half a million car sets per year, and is situated in close proximity to …

1
Oct
2015

Grand Opening of Woodbridge Particle Foam Facility in Schwarzheide, Germany

Mississauga, ON, Canada, October 1, 2015 – The Formed Plastics division of The Woodbridge Group® is proud to announce the grand opening of Proseat’s new particle foam operation in Schwarzheide, Germany. This industry leading automotive bead foam facility will supply products including: cargo storage, seat frames, occupant safety, acoustical solutions and protective packaging. Leading OEMs …

16
Sep
2015

AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort Seat Cushioning Product Concept European Launch

News Release Toronto, Canada, Sept. 16, 2015 – The Woodbridge Group is announcing their latest automotive seating innovation to the European Automotive Engineers in conjunction with the Frankfurt Auto Show. This revolutionary product, named AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort and Orthopedic Support technology, offers a composite seat cushioning structure which provides automatically tailored comfort and ideal lumbar …

24
Jun
2015

Infitrak to be Exclusive Distributor of Woodbridge Cold Chain Packaging Solutions for Temperature Sensitive Products

News Release Mississauga, ON, Canada, June 24, 2015 – The Woodbridge Group® is pleased to announce Infitrak, a leading provider of cold chain compliance, packaging and monitoring solutions, has exclusive rights to offer Woodbridge cold chain packaging products to customers across North America. Woodbridge will also provide Infitrak with production, technical and engineering support to enhance …

19
May
2015

Woodbridge AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort and Orthopedic Support Seat Cushioning Product Concept

News Release Detroit, MI, USA, May 19, 2015 – In alignment with the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) annual Automotive Engineering Exposition, The Woodbridge Group is announcing a significant game changing “Product Concept” called AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort and Orthopedic Support Technology. This innovation offers a composite seat cushioning structure which provides automatically tailored …

10
Nov
2014

Woodbridge announces the expansion of its automotive seating foam and interior parts operations in Brazil

News Release Mississauga, ON, November 10, 2014 – The Woodbridge Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its automotive moulded seating foam and interior parts operations in Brazil, with a new facility in Capivari, located in the state of São Paulo, an automotive production hot spot. Currently, the Brazilian automotive industry is undergoing major …

19
Feb
2014

New President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Group

News Release Mississauga, Ontario, February 19, 2014 – The Board of Directors for The Woodbridge Group is announcing today that after fifteen years as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Group, Bob Magee has made a decision to step down, effective February 28, 2014. He will however continue to act as Chairman of …

17
Jan
2014

TrimVisible LE™ Automotive Molded Seat Cushioning Foam Now Offers Best-In-Class Low Emissions Performance

News Release Detroit, MI, January 17, 2014 – The requirements for lower volatile organic compound (V.O.C.) emission levels for automotive interior components, continue to gain traction in the industry and the global marketplace. In response, The Woodbridge Group® has announced TrimVisible LE™ low emission molded foam technology, to meet the most stringent VOC specifications. This …

16
Jan
2014

The Woodbridge Group Formed Plastics Division Planning to Expand its Particle Foam Operations in Europe

News Release Detroit, MI, January 16, 2014 – The Formed Plastics division of The Woodbridge Group® is proud to announce its intent to expand their particle foam operations in Germany. This automotive solutions provider, supplies products including: cargo storage, seat frames, occupant safety, acoustical (NVH) solutions and protective packaging. Woodbridge along with its joint venture …

15
Jan
2014

StrataLiner3D™ Lightweight Composite Boards Offer Industry Leading Headliners Forming and Acoustical Performance

News Release Detroit, MI, USA, January 15, 2014 – StrataLiner 3DTM lightweight composite boards offer industry leading forming capability combined with excellent structural integrity and superior acoustical performance. This innovative solution is used to manufacture automotive headliners and a variety of interior parts including; load floors, deck lids and package trays. Vince Benincasa, Vice President …

15
Nov
2013

StrataPlush HD™ Coverstock Laminate Foams Provide Excellent Surface Appearance for Interior Trim Components

News Release Mississauga, ON, Canada, November 15, 2013 – StrataPlush HD™ polyurethane flexible laminate coverstock foam technology provides all the benefits of standard StrataPlush™ foams, with improved crisp definition, superior resistance to mottling, higher firmness range and reduced thickness opportunity as low as 2 mm, while maintaining outstanding process performance. This coverstock laminate foam innovation …

17
Sep
2013

The Woodbridge Group Develops Innovative GreenLite™ TDI Chemical Formulations to Tailor Dynamic Comfort in Unprecedented Ways

News Release Mississauga, ON, Canada, September 17, 2013 – As a world leader in developing innovative material and product solutions, The Woodbridge Group® is proud to announce the development of a unprecedented chemistry breakthrough for extreme low mass TDI high resiliency foams. This unprecedented chemistry breakthrough offers significant dynamic comfort, weight and cost advantages. Previously …

21
May
2013

The Woodbridge Group Formed Plastics Division Expands With New Particle Foam Facility In Chattanooga Tennessee

News Release Mississauga, ON, Canada, May 21, 2013 – The FormedPlastics™ division of The Woodbridge Group® is pleased to announce the expansion of their growing business unit, with a new particle foam facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. FormedPlastics™ is an automotive tier 1, particle foam and polyurethane foam solutions provider, manufacturing unique cargo storage, seat frames, …