Innovative polystyrene, polypropylene & plastic packaging, bespoke packaging and technical parts - Knauf Industries.


In Knauf Industries we provide not only numerous component solutions that make up modern car but also create exceptional packaging solutions to support customers’ logistics processes.

technical parts and automotive components

For the last 20 years, it has been our mission to supply, worldwide, standard and bespoke solutions offering increasingly high performances, in compliance with the ISO/TS16949 technical specification for the automotive industry to our motor vehicle manufacturer-, motor vehicle equipment manufacturer- and tier 1 and 2 supplier customers.

Our automotive teams design and produce technical components, assemblies and sub-assemblies made of plastic, as well as various packaging items.

From design to engineering via production process excellence, we strive to improve your performance, regardless of the technical components or packaging that you need.

Based in 8 countries, our facilities are quick to adapt to the needs and requirements of customers in the automotive industry.

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EPP & EPS parts and packaging

These light and flexible materials, highly regarded in the market for their exceptional shock absorption, are transformed into ever more efficient products that facilitate the energy management of a motor vehicle and the safety of its passengers.

Our offer includes a wide range of PPE & PSE products for :

  • Safety and comfort: steering column protection, floor mat wedges, bumpers, headrests and seats
  • Storage: tool boxes, jack boxes and various storage boxes
  • Logistics: shuttle bins for spare parts
  • Mechanics: engine and technical mechanical parts

Safety & comfort


Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is an irreplaceable component material for the manufacture of front and rear bumpers.
This lightweight, impact-absorbing material allows us to constantly improve the properties of our products, ensuring the optimisation of the total weight of the motor vehicle and the safety elements for pedestrians.
The performance of our bumpers is guaranteed within Knauf Industries by extremely strict quality controls.

Automotive interiors

Expanded polypropylene (EPP) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) claim a combination of properties perfectly suited to automotive interiors: impact resistance and shock absorption.
These materials are strong, chemically neutral and 100% recyclable, making them environmentally friendly. In addition, due to their incredible soundproofing capabilities, these materials provide ideal comfort by eliminating engine noise and vibration.

Automotive Seating

The use of lightweight, flexible materials in the automotive parts manufacturing process means lower tooling costs for the manufacturer and fuel savings for the end customer.
For the production of car seats, there is no more reliable and cost-effective material than expanded polypropylene (EPP).
Expanded polypropylene (EPP) not only provides the vehicle with optimum passenger comfort, but also safety, which is simply fundamental.


Side Impact Protection System

At Knauf Industries, we also design customised side impact protection systems for our customers in the automotive industry.
Our expertise in the manufacture of expanded polypropylene (EPP) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) parts and component solutions is well known. The materials used ensure that the parts are perfectly light and have ideal impact absorption, guaranteeing safety for the driver, passengers and pedestrians.
The SIP (Side Impact Protection System) components made of expanded polypropylene (EPP) are structurally sound and ideally complement other safety systems, such as seat belts, airbags as well as roof pillars and lining. The door padding is typically used for side impacts.

Chocks and padding

Our chocks made from expanded polypropylene (EPP) perfectly level the floors of irregularly shaped vehicles. Thanks to their plastic material, the wedges can be transformed or modified to provide a uniform floor space.

Head restraints

For years, Knauf Industries has specialised in the mass production of headrests for driver and passenger safety.
Our headrests made of expanded polypropylene (EPP) can be combined with steel frames, trim pieces and comfort foams.
The EPP material chosen for the production of headrests is lightweight and absorbs the effects of impact in a crash. It also allows for a variety of design and style options.


Filler Box and Tool Box

Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is the most coveted material for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and leading OEM suppliers for toolboxes and spare wheel kits.
They are both strong and lightweight and can be designed with specific fittings to hold tools securely. In addition, Knauf Industries EPP moulded toolboxes can include inserts for fixing and can be given a surface finish to give them an exceptional aesthetic appeal.e.

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