June 2009

Bubble Guard® in automotive industry

Colines® boasts within its production an innovative and technologically advanced project called Bubble Guard®, developed with the sister company Imballaggi Protettivi, an alveolar 100% PP sheet which combines great versatility and high performances: it is recyclable and eco-friendly (it is 100% recyclable because fully made of PP), non-toxic, resistant to mechanical stress and chemical agents, thermoformable, with a weight range from 250 gr/sqm to 3500 gr/sqm and a thickness range from 2 to 17 mm.

The versatility of the product, its efficiency (it is light but highly resistant), the wide range of processing and laminating possibilities (with PP and PET textile, carpets, EPP foam and other decorative film) makes of this sheet the right replacement for more expensive and less cost-effective materials and the best solution to fulfill the requests of the most disparate branches : automotive, steelworks, woodworks, furniture factories, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, removals, glassworks, food and beverage, graphics, advertising, promotion and logistics.

The BubbleGuard® Board sheets are widely used in the automotive field as they grant ductility, flexibility, a very good price/quality ratio and do not imply the use of glue. In this branch the applications are mainly the following two: packaging, with the realization of multiway collapsible boxes and, more generally speaking, for the realization of cars interiors parts as: head liner, seat-back cover, trunk cover, door panel. In this case the sheet with carpet or textile, can be laminated ‘in-line’ without glue and clearly with a great cost saving.

The BubbleGuard® boasts customers in the automotive industry such as Fiat, Lancia Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Toyota, VW, etc.

The product as well as the production process are worldwide patented and registered. Thanks to the synergy between Colines® and Imballaggi Protettivi, the customer interested in the purchase of BubbleGuard® can receive a significant assistance also in terms of pre-marketing and know-how.