Integral Skin Molding

Integral Skin – Highly Resistant with a Soft Feel!

Integral skin, also called “self-skinning foam’’ is a microcellular core with a tough, abrasion-resistant outer surface.

Integral skin foams come in a wide range of molded densities, and they are the perfect solution for a broad variety of applications that require a soft touch and feel, as well as a highly durable finish.

PPD’s customized solution

  • Custom colors
  • Multiple textures and finishes
  • Over-molding on metal or plastic inserts

PPD processes materials that are compliant with flammability specifications like MVSS-302 and CAL-117.


  • Office chair arm rests
  • Protective paddings
  • Exercise equipment seats
  • Public transit handles

Services Services

From initial design to finished product, PPD offers:

  • A “one-stop shop” for all your seat projects
  • Engineering assistance throughout every development phase
  • Fully integrated manufacturing operation
  • Elaborate quality systems
  • Just-in-Time (including Just-in-Sequence)

Markets servedMarkets served

We are proud suppliers of a number of industry leaders that have extremely high quality requirements, including:

  • Powersports OEMs
  • Railway & mass transit
  • Industrial and agricultural machineries
  • Health and fitness
  • Medical
  • Commercial and home furnishing markets

Quality control and testing Quality control and testing

  • ISO 9001 certified
  • QCPC (Quality control processes) PPAP, DFMEA, PFMEA and Six Sigma

We also test products according to internationally recognized standards such as ASTM, for:

  • IFD tests (Indentation Force Deflection foam compression test)
  • Impact, wear and fatigue tests
  • Custom and specialized tests

The PPD Advantage

“Innovation in motion”

A strategic integrator and process-oriented organization with:

  • Integrated and automated manufacturing operations
  • Strict lean manufacturing operations
  • High flexibility, quick turnaround times
  • High volume production capacity
  • In-house mold design and fabrication

Custom Solutions Program

Custom Solutions Program

PPD helps its clients overcome the most complex product challenges.

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