PressLoad Plastic

United Kingdom

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The PressLoad concept offers lightweight, low cost energy absorption for the car, rail and architectural industry. Its innovative structure delivers excellent energy absorption characteristics. The material uses a specially designed geometry, similar to an egg box. Its arrangement of conical shells provides strength and the ability to deform in a predictable way. Its design versatility enables PressLoad to be suitable for various applications such as architecture and interior design where the tactile properties are more important.

PressLoad is a low cost component. It is very suitable for high volume mass production as it can be manufactured from a range of thermoplastic materials (thermoforming/injection moulding). The geometry provides its excellent performance using various materials (and different processes) like PP, PC, ABS/PC etc. The photos show a polypropylene variation.

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