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3rd Edition, August 2016

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Polyolefin Foams for General Applications - Non-crosslinked and Crosslinked

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  • Revision: 3rd Edition, August 2016
  • Published Date: August 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: General Motors Worldwide (GMW)
  • Page Count: 5
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Material Description. This specification identifies polyolefin foam types, non-crosslinked or crosslinked (physically or chemically), for molded and stamped parts. These foams are not recommended for areas where temperatures exceed +100 °C. These foams are not recommended for under hood use. 

Symbols. >PP-E< or >PE-E< or >PE-E< crosslinked. 

Applicability. This specification shall encompass polyolefin foams used in all applications throughout the vehicle. These foams may be used for vibration damping, isolation, spacers for part retention, and air and dust seals. Note: For polyurethane (PUR) foams for general applications, see GMW14196, GMW15061 and GMW15058. 

Types. Products qualified to this specification shall be identified by density to ISO 845 and compression load deflection at 10% deformation to ISO 844 according to Table 2. 

Type Z. Polyolefin foam which does not fit in the other Types. Specific Values to be documented in the submitted Certification Data. 

Remarks. Not applicable