Foam-in-Place and Thermoforming– Enhanced Durability And Ruggedness


In this process, a vinyl cover is thermoformed and the polyurethane resin is then molded directly onto the vinyl, binding the two materials together.


For this process, the vinyl cover is thermoformed and installed directly on ergonomic molded foam.

This makes it possible to produce intricate or ergonomic seat shapes without the “bridging” effect of the vinyl cover. Among other major advantages, these processes provide a seamless vinyl cover, for increased waterproofness, durability, antibacterial and antimicrobial resistance.

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  • Golf carts
  • Agriculture & turf tractors
  • Motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs
  • Medical cushions
  • Etc.

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
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Commercial and home furnishing markets

Quality control and testingQuality 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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